Harpeth River, TN
Sign-up by: 11:59 pm on Monday, June 15
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, 6/16 at 6:00 pm
This is a great trip on the nearby Harpeth River. We will paddle a beautiful 6.4-mile stretch from Kingston Springs to the Gossett Track. This trip is designed specifically for the beginner kayaker. The Harpeth River is a gentle, State Scenic River, and kayaking is a great opportunity to paddle your own boat. We will use our touring kayaks. All equipment is included in the trip fee. Estimated trip duration: 8 am – 3 pm.
Duck River, TN
Sign-up by: Friday, July 17
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, 7/21 at 5:00 pm
The Duck River is a nice river with wooded banks and large, beautiful rock bluffs. We will paddle an 8.5- mile stretch of the river, from the Normandy Dam to the 3 Forks Bridge, east of Shelbyville. Beginners are welcome on this Class I river. We may see . . . ducks! Estimated trip duration: 7 am – 6 pm.
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, 7/28 at 6:00 pm
This trip is designed for kayakers who have mastered the roll in the pool and are ready to try moving water and rapids. The 5.5 mile stretch of river is fun for both the beginner and experienced paddlers. If you have never rolled a kayak before, be sure to take a workshop before this trip. Note: this trip is limited to the first 6 people who sign up. Estimated trip duration: 7 am – 11 pm.
Note: There will be two pool sessions available to participants of this trip to work with kayak instructors on your roll prior to the trip. Participation in at least one of these sessions is mandatory: Tues. July 21 or Tues. July 28 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Go to www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec and click on the Kayak Classes page to sign up for a Kayak Class on-line.
Most trips are designed for a small group of people (10-12), and many of the trips require no previous experience. The fee for each trip covers the activity, transportation, in-camp food, camping fees, and group equipment. For more information, look for flyers around campus or stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center (at 2600 Children’s Way and behind the new Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center) during rental hours. This is also where trip sign-up takes place. Trips are open to all VU students, faculty, staff, and VRWC members. Alcohol is not permitted on any trip.