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 sometime in November, 2014.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 
  


SPOTS on ADVENTURE TRIPS:
 

Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, & Camping at the Ocoee River on Sat. 26 – Sun. 27 has 5 spots left.  Cost is $99.  Sign up by the Pre-Trip Meeting at 6 pm Tues. July 22.

Click on this  AdventureTrip List -Su14 for the Summer Adventure Trip schedule.

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

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

Lee Collette
615-32(2-0811)
outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu