Our camping and hiking trips are great for those who want to get outside and camp without having to carry all the equipment on their back. We will “car camp” or camp with the van in close proximity, usually with picnic tables, fire rings, and restrooms of some sort. Our trips are designed for a group of 10-15 people, and require no previous experience. Each trip is led by Outdoor Rec. Trip Coordinators who are experienced in camping and hiking. Group equipment, such as tents, stoves, cooking gear, is included in the trip price. The hiking part of the trip is simply a day hike.
JULY 17-19 (Friday – Sunday)
Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN
Sign-up by: Friday, July 10
2. Click here to sign up.
3. You are not officially signed up until you PAY at the VRWC (Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center). You must do this within 2 business days of signing up. Bring $99 cash, check, credit card, debit card, or Vanderbilt Card to theOffice of Campus Recreation on the 2nd floor of the VRWC. Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.
It’s a relatively long drive, but this park is worth it! We will car camp in the Cosby Campground Friday night and begin hiking up to and on the A.T. on Saturday. We will hike 5-10 miles each day, depending on permits. The scenery should be spectacular in the Smoky Mountains. The weather is usually cooler in the mountains. Hiking boots are advised. This trip is limited to the first 6 people who sign up. Estimated trip duration: 3 pm Fri. – 7 pm Sun.
Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River is packed with fun and excitement on back-to-back rapids! We will leave early Saturday and camp and hike near the scenic Hiwassee River or Ocoee River. Sunday morning we will be guided down the middle section of the mighty Ocoee in rafts of 5-6 paddlers each. As a bonus, the Ocoee is located in a beautiful gorge. Estimated trip duration: 7 am Sat. – 7 pm Sun.