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Summer Expeditions



Date:  May 17 – 25, 2014  (Saturday – Sunday)   >>> only 1 spot left as of 2/20/14!
Location: Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ
Cost: $885 + your airfare to and from Las Vegas

Sign-up by: Friday, March 21
Bring $200 cash, check or Vanderbilt Card to the ORC to register.
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Thursday, March 27 at 6:00 pm

Lake Powell is a really big lake in the impressive Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  This trip offers an opportunity to explore the lake and some of its surrounding side canyons by kayak!  We will rent single person kayaks, get a motor boat ride, and then begin paddling on a 5-day trip.  There will be plenty of opportunities to go for short hikes and otherwise explore the beautiful sandstone canyons.  There is a good chance to experience some fantastic weather and incredibly star filled nights.  For this trip we will fly to Las Vegas and then rent a van for the drive.

Cost includes: Van transportation, on-the-lake food, hotel at the end of the trip, group camping equipment, boat taxi for both ends of the trip, river bags, paddling jackets, kayaks, and paddling gear.

Space will be limited to the first 10 people that sign up, so plan accordingly.

For more info, check out this colorful pdf: LakePowell.fortheweb.5

For more information regarding this trip please contact Linda Rosenkranz, VU ORP Director, at (615) 343-7898 or via email at outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu


This trip has filled.  We are now only accepting wait list participants.

June 14-22, 2014  (Saturday – Sunday)
Location:  Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
Cost: $810 + your airfare to and from Seattle, WA
Sign-up by: Friday, March 21
Bring $200 cash, check or Vanderbilt Card to the ORC to register.
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wed. March 26 at 5:00 pm

This coming summer the Outdoor Rec. team is headed to western Canada to spend a week climbing in what is considered the recreation capital of Canada.  We will fly into Seattle, WA, and drive 3.5 hours north to our campground at the foot of the Stawamus Chief (The second largest granite monolith in North America!).  Squamish boasts a myriad of climbing areas that range from single pitch sport and trad, to towering 2000+ ft. multipitch climbs, and world class bouldering.  Join our team as we venture north to this haven of granite to test our mettle on some of the globe’s best climbs!  Prior climbing experience is required and participants should be able to comfortably climb 5.7 slab, face, and crack climbs to get the most out of this experience.

This trip is limited to 6 participants, SO  DON’T DELAY . . . . !!! You will need a passport for this trip.

Cost includes:  vehicle transportation, food while camping, group equipment, climbing gear (except shoes), camping and entrance fees, lodging for the last night.

Cost does NOT include
: Airfare to and from Seattle.  Participants must purchase their own tickets.  Specific travel times will be discussed at our first Pre-Trip meeting.

For more info, click here: Squamish Info Sheet

For more information regarding this trip please contact Lee Collette, VU ORP Activities Coordinator, at (615)322-0811 or via email at outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu


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.

For More Info Contact:
Linda Rosenkranz at 343-7898
Outdoor Recreation Center at 343-8182
Monday & Friday: 12pm – 6pm
Tuesday – Wednesday: 3 pm – 6 pm