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 OPEN.  Click on “Climbing Wall” in the drop-down menu to find out more!
 

SPOTS on ADVENTURE TRIPS:

Spots left on the BIG Trips:

Alaska Backpacking Trip = SORRY, this trip is now FULL.  We can start a waiting list . . . 
Backpacking at Grand Canyon = SORRY, this trip is now FULL.  We can start a waiting list . . .

Climbing at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch = SORRY, this trip is now FULL.  We can start a waiting list . . .

The Spring Trip schedule will be available in mid-January.  The first trip will be on Sat. Feb. 7.


Click on this Adventure Trip List – Sp15 for the Spring Adventure Trip schedule.

The trips on the Web will slowly be turned into the Spring 2015 trips … hopefully by 1/23 at the latest.

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