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Kayaking

Kayaking trips utilize touring kayaks for one person to paddle, generally down a river or around a lake. We offer day trips on Class I rivers. These are easy-flowing rivers, and great trips for those who have never paddled a kayak before.  Participants must know how to swim.
We also offer a whitewater kayak trip, to Class II – III rivers. For whitewater, participants should know how to roll their kayak, at least in the pool. Kayak roll workshops are offered weekly at the Rec. Center pool. Our trips are designed for a group of 10-12 people. Each trip is led by Outdoor Rec. Trip Coordinators who are experienced in kayaking. Included in the trip price is the kayaking equipment, complete with kayaks, paddles, lifejackets, and other accessories. Participants must know how to swim.

Upcoming Trips

JUNE 19 (Sunday)
KAYAKING
Harpeth River, TN
Cost:  $45
Sign-up by: 6 pm Fri. June 10

TO SIGN UP:

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Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, 6/14 at 5:00 pm in the Outdoor Rec. Center, 2600 Children’s Way.

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 – 4 pm.

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Trip Information

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 ORC rental hours. This is also where Pre-Trip Meetings take place. Trips are open to all VU students, faculty, staff, and VRWC members. Alcohol is not permitted on any trip.

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