Welcome to the Outdoor Recreation Program at Vanderbilt University. Outdoor Rec offers adventures in the great outdoors for Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and the Vanderbilt community. See our list of Upcoming Trips for details.
Nashville is close to gorgeous state parks and natural areas, making it an ideal location for weekend backpacking, spelunking, canoeing, and rafting trips. You can participate in an Outdoor Rec trip, or rent gear from Outdoor Rec to plan your own trip. Our resource library includes maps and guidebooks for local parks so you can plan a trip on your own.
Outdoor Rec is located at 2600 Children’s Way, just behind the new Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. See our map for detailed directions and for parking information.
Come take a tour of the Outdoor Rental Center and see all the equipment available to you!
SPOTS on ADVENTURE TRIPS:
Hiking to Twin Arches on Sat. Oct. 22 has 5 spots left! Cost is $27. Sign up by midnight on Thursday, Oct. 20.
WW Kayaking on Hiwassee River on Sat. Oct. 29 has 1 spot available! Cost is $75 and you must be able to attend a kayak roll workshop. Sign up by midnight on Monday, Oct. 24.
Ski and Snowboard Trip has 6 spots left. Cost = $850. Sign up by midnight Monday, Oct. 10 or ASAP.
Other LATEST NEWS:
This website is mostly up to date for the Adventure Trips. You can now start signing up for trips! Just go to the Trip Schedule drop down and select the activity to take you to that page. Find your trip and register and pay on-line (with Iris registration).
For the Fall 2016 Adventure Trips List click here: Adventure Trip List – F16
For Descriptions of each trip click here: FALL 2016 Trip Descriptions
The BIG NEWS is that you can now 1) sign up for a trip on-line, 2) Pay for a trip on-line, with your credit or debit card!
TRIPS THAT ARE FULL:
1. Camping & Hiking at Great Smoky Mountain NP Oct. 28-30
2. Rappelling and Caving on 11/5.