Welcome to the Outdoor Recreation Program at Vanderbilt University. Outdoor Rec offers adventures in the great outdoors for Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and the Vanderbilt community. See our list of Upcoming Trips for details.
Nashville is close to gorgeous state parks and natural areas, making it an ideal location for weekend backpacking, spelunking, canoeing, and rafting trips. You can participate in an Outdoor Rec trip, or rent gear from Outdoor Rec to plan your own trip. Our resource library includes maps and guidebooks for local parks so you can plan a trip on your own.
Outdoor Rec is located on Children’s Way, just behind the Rob Roy Purdy Intramural Fields by the Student Recreation Center. See our map for detailed directions and for parking information.
SPOTS on ADVENTURE TRIPS:
Canoeing (families welcome) on the Harpeth River on Sat. June 15 has 1 spot left! Cost is $22. Sign up at the ORC by 6 pm on Thursday 6/13.
Hike and Splash at Cummins Falls and Burgess Falls on Sun. June 16 has 6 spots left! Cost is $24. Sign up at the ORC by 6 pm Thursday 6/13.
The summer trip schedule will begin on June 9th. Here is an excel sheet of the Summer Adventure Trip List -Su13
The website is up-to-date for the summer. If you see a spring date on a trip, that means no trips of that category are being offered this summer.