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Outdoor Recreation

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Outdoor Recreation Program

Come explore the great outdoors! The Outdoor Rec Center (ORC) is the base for all of our exciting adventure trips (with online registration), tons of quality rental equipment, and a resource library of books and maps. At the Rec, we offer a fun climbing and bouldering wall and top notch instructional kayak roll workshops in the pool.

Important Updates:

  • This is Vanderbilt’s first year competing in the Campus Challenge. With a team led by Outdoor Recreation and multiple student organizations across campus, Vanderbilt has their eyes on the top prize: the title of National Outdoor Champion. Register today! The competition runs from September 18 to October 15.

    To learn more about the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, visit
  • The ORC will be  open on Wednesday, October 11 from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm  for outdoor equipment rentals. However, the ORC will be  closed Thursday, October 12 to Sunday, October 15 for Fall Break .


Adventure Trip Availability

Two spots available for Fall Break Canoe-Camping - sign up ASAP or before midnight, Sunday, Oct. 8.

Please use the links below for Outdoor Rec's Fusion Program page. You can sign up and pay for trips there.

Outdoor Rec Adventure Trips

Outdoor Recreation Center Hours:


Day Time
Monday  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Contact Us:

Outdoor Recreation Center 
2600 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37212

Linda Rosenkranz, Assistant Director 

Sean Wilkinson, Activities Coordinator