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.


Latest News

>> Attention Patrons:

The VRWC climbing wall is officially CLOSED.  We will be building a new climbing wall in racquetball court number one.  The new wall will be open most likely SOMETIME in
December  2014.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
 

SPOTS on ADVENTURE TRIPS:

 

Spots left on the BIG Trips:

Ski and Snowboard Trip = 1 spot left   . . . sign up by Tues. Nov. 18
Alaska Backpacking Trip = 2 spots left . . . . sign up by Tues. Nov. 18
Climbing at Red Rock Trip
= 2 spots left . . . sign up by Wed. Nov. 19
Backpacking at Grand Canyon
= 10 spots left . . . sign up by Wed. Nov. 19

 

Click on this  AdventureTrip List – F14 for the Fall Adventure Trip schedule.

To view trip descriptions in chronological order, click on FALL 2014 TRIPS for Web

Outdoor Rec. T-shirts for SALE!  Choose from 3 designs.  Click on the PDF for details.  T-shirtsforSale.13

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Contact Information

Outdoor Recreation Center
615-343-8182
2600 Children’s Way
Nashville, TN  37212

ORC HOURS:

Fridays and Mondays:
12:00 noon – 6:00 pm

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays:
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Linda Rosenkranz, Director

615-34(3-7898)
outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu

Steven Rubin, Activities Coordinator
615-93(6-8527)
outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu