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:  EFFECTIVE 2/5/14
The VRWC climbing wall will be CLOSED until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please continue to check back with us for future updates.


Kayak Touring at Center Hill Lake on Sat. April 19 has 5 spots left! Cost = $37.  Sign up by the 6:00 pm Pre-Trip Meeting  on Tuesday, April 15.

Climbing at Kings Bluff on Sat. April 19 has 4 spots left.  Cost = $22.  Sign up by the 5:00 pm Pre-Trip Meeting  on Tuesday, April 15.

HELP WANTED:  at the Outdoor Rec. Center for the summer! Work 21 hours a week (Mondays and Fridays 12 noon – 6 pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3-6 pm.) Pay = $7.25 / hour.  Must be a Vanderbilt Student.  See Employment Opportunities on this page for more info and an application.

Sign up is ongoing for the Summer Expeditions.

>>>>>>>> Click on this  AdventureTrip List – Sp14 for the Spring Adventure Trip schedule.
>>  Click on SPRING 2014 ADV. TRIPS for the details for the Spring Adventure Trips.

This website is now up to date with the Spring trips.

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
2600 Children’s Way
Nashville, TN  37212


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

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

Linda Rosenkranz


Lee Collette