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Spelunking is technical word for exploring caves. Our program sticks to horizontal caves, meaning that no rope work is required to enter or get around in the cave. Our trips are designed for a group of 10-12 people, and require no previous experience. Each trip is led by Outdoor Rec. Trip Coordinators who are experienced in spelunking and that specific cave. All caving equipment, even batteries, is included in the trip price. All you need to provide are clothes that you don’t care about if they never get perfectly clean again!

Upcoming Trips

NOVEMBER 14 (Saturday)
Spelunking (aka Caving)
Indian Gravepoint Cave, TN
Cost:  $35
Sign-up by:  Friday, Nov. 6

1.  You must be part of VU and have an @vanderbilt.edu email address.
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 $35 cash, check, credit card, debit card, or Vanderbilt Card to the Office of Campus Recreation on the 2nd floor of the VRWC.  Hours:  8 am – 6 pm Monday – Thursday, and from 8 am – 5 pm on Friday. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, 11/10 at 6:00 pm in the ORC. 

This cave serves as a good introduction to the underground world.  Features include stalactites, pits, domes, crawls, walks, and climbs.  Be prepared for a physical workout and to get dirty!  Price includes caving equipment and batteries.  Estimated trip duration:  7:30 am – 6 pm.

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 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.