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Adventure Trips

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Adventure Trips

 Trip Information  |  How to Register  | Trip Refund Policy

 

Trip Information:

  • Trips are open to all Vanderbilt University Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, VUMC Staff, & Rec Members.
  • Prices include transportation (unless otherwise indicated), in-camp food, group and/or specialized equipment, and fees. Personal gear may also be rented from the ORC. The Commodore Card is accepted, as well as credit cards, debit cards, or cash.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older.
  • Beginners are welcome on all trips unless noted otherwise.
  • You MUST know how to swim for any canoe trip, kayak trip, SUP trip, or trip to Snail Shell Cave.

 

 Adventure Trip List: Spring & Summer 2020

 

February 2020


 

 King's Bluff

Sunday, Feb. 16

Climbing at Kings Bluff, TN (+ 3 Rec Clinics)

Registration Deadline: Friday, Jan. 24

Members: $55

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Radnor Lake 

Saturday, Feb. 22

Hiking at Radnor Lake State Park, TN

Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 14

Members: $5

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Facility Closure

Saturday, Feb. 29 – Sunday, March 8

Backpack, Hike & Camp at Zion National Park, UT 

Registration Deadline: Friday, Jan. 10

 
Members: $570 + airfare to Las Vegas


Click HERE to see a colorful PDF with more info!

 

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March 2020


 

 Caving

Saturday, Mar. 14

Caving at Indian Gravepoint, TN

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 26

Members: $36

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Virgin Falls 

Saturday, Mar. 21

Hiking at Virgin Falls State Natural Area, TN

Registration Deadline: Friday, Mar. 13

Members: $28

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 Whitewater Kayaking

Saturday, Mar. 28

Whitewater Kayaking at Clear Creek, TN (+ 2-3 Rec Clinics)

Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 21

Members: $70

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King's Bluff Climbing 

Sunday, Mar. 29

Climbing at Kings Bluff, TN (+ 3 Rec Clinics)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 26

Members: $55

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April 2020


 

 Lake Clean Up

Saturday, Apr. 4

Lake Clean-up & Canoeing at Cordell Hull Lake, TN

Registration Deadline: Friday, Mar. 27

Members: FREE!

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Stand Up Paddleboarding 

Sunday, Apr. 5

Stand Up Paddleboarding at Cordell Hull Lake, TN

Registration Deadline: Friday, Mar. 27

Members: $53

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Kayaking 

Saturday, Apr. 11

Kayaking at Harpeth River, TN

Registration Deadline: Friday, Apr. 3

Members: $42

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Short Springs 

Saturday, Apr. 18

Hiking at Short Springs & Old Stone Fort SP

Registration Deadline: Friday, Apr. 10

Members: $22

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 Horseback Riding

Sunday, Apr. 19

Horseback Riding at Ju Ro Ranch, TN

Registration Deadline: Friday, Apr. 10

Members: $65

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May 2020


 

 Smoky Mtns

Friday, May 1 - Monday, May 4

Camping and Hiking at Great Smoky Mtn. National Park, TN

Registration Deadline: Friday, Apr. 10

Members: $130

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Big Bend  

Saturday, May 9  Sunday, May 17

Canoe-Camping at Big Bend National Park, TX

Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 21

Members: $660

Click HERE to see a colorful PDF with more info!

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July 2020


 

Dinosaur Monument

Saturday, July  18 – Sunday, July 26

Hike, Camp, & Backpack at Dinosaur, NM, UT & Rocky Mountain, NP, CO

Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 21

Members: $845 + airfare to Denver 

Click HERE to see a colorful PDF with more info!

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How to Register:

  1. Trips are open to all Vanderbilt University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, faculty, staff, VUMC employees, and Rec members. To be eligible to register and participate on an Adventure Trip, you must be affiliated with the Vanderbilt community. 
  2. Prices include transportation, in-camp food, group and/or specialized equipment, and fees. Personal gear may also be rented from the Outdoor Recreation Center. The Vanderbilt Commodore card is accepted, as well as credit/debit cards, cash, or check.
  3. To register for a trip, go to www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec. Select Adventure Trips. Scroll down to desired trip. Click to register and pay online or contact Linda Rosenkranz.
  4. Children are not permitted on any trip. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  5. Beginners are welcome on all trips unless noted otherwise.
  6. Trips are sold on a first-come/first serve basis. 
  7. Prices are advertised as member/non-member.
  8. TRIP AVAILABILITY: If a trip still has space after the registration deadline, it can still be signed-up for until the Pre-Trip Meeting.  The actual trip registration takes place on the  Fusion Outdoor Rec Page . Here you can click on a trip to see how many spots are left. Don’t forget to LOG IN if you are a Vanderbilt person. 
  9. If you are at VU as an Intern or for a Research Job, you are welcome on our Adventure Trips. On the rec.vanderbilt.edu page, click on SIGN UP to create a profile. Then you will be able to register.
  10. If a trip is full, click on the WAIT LIST Button (and Log in) to get a spot on the wait list. You will be contacted by e-mail if a spot opens.

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Trip Refund Policy

If you wish to cancel your adventure trip reservation for any reason, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. You must notify Linda Rosenkranz
  2. If you request a cancellation of your reservation more than 30 days in advance, you will be issued a full refund.
  3. If you are requesting a cancellation less than 30 days in advance, you are responsible for finding a replacement participant and will be issued a refund. If necessary, we will assist if there is a waiting list for this trip.
  4. If Linda helps you find a replacement for this trip, an administrative fee will be deducted from your refund amount; please see the table below:

 

Trip Cost
Administrative Fee
$0 - $50 $5
$50 - $100 $10
$101 - $200 $15
$201 - $400 $20
$401 - above $50