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!


Latest News

SPOTS on ADVENTURE TRIPS:

Whitewater Rafting and Camping on Sept. 30 – Oct.1 has 3 spots left! Cost = $99. Sign up by 12 noon Thursday, Sept. 29.

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.  Trail Building / Farm Day Service on 10/1
2.  Climbing at Black Mountain on 10/2
3.  Whitewater Kayaking on 10/29.
4.  Camping & Hiking at Great Smoky Mountain NP Oct. 28-30
5.  Rappelling and Caving on 11/5.


 

 

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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

Sean Wilkinson, Activities Coordinator
615-93(6-8527)
outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu