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:

SPRING BREAK TRIP Registration is ongoing.

Canoe-Camping at the Gulf Coast. Cost is $385.  Currently has 4 spots left.  Sign up by midnight on Fri. 2/5.

Other LATEST NEWS

1.  Wilderness First Aid Course set for Feb. 6-7, 2016

Sorry, this is a full class.

2.  SUMMER 2016:  Backpacking in Yosemite National Park.  May 21-29

COST:  $595 plus your airfare to Sacramento, CA

SIGN UP BY:  Feb. 26, 2016   (limited to 10 people!)

3.  SUMMER 2016:  THE COLORADO ADVENTURE: WHITEWATER RAFTING, CLIMBING, & HIKING 14-ers.  August 6-14

COST:  $665 plus your airfare to Denver, CO

SIGN UP BY:  Feb. 26,  2016   (limited to 10 people!)

SPRING ADVENTURE TRIPS:

The Spelunking trip is now Full (as of 5 pm 1-29-16)

The first trip of the new Spring Trip Schedule will begin on Sat. Feb. 13.

The web site is mostly up to date.   Click here for the list of Spring Trips:  Adv. Trip List SPRING 16

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!

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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