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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.

 

 Adventure Trip List: Spring 2019

 

February 2019


Facility Closure

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Trail Building (Mountain Bike Trails) at Bells Bend Park, TN

Registration Deadline: February 1


Members: $0
Non-members: $0

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hiking

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hiking at Bearwaller Gap Trail, TN

Registration Deadline: February 8


Members: $24
Non-members: $27

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caving

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Caving at Indian Gravepoint, TN

Registration Deadline: February 15


Members: $36
Non-members: $40

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March 2019


backpacking

Saturday, March 2 -  Sunday, March 10, 2019

Backpacking at Grand Canyon National Park, CO

Registration Deadline: December 7, 2018


Members: $1,185
Non-members: $1,235

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service work

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Trail Maintenance at Shelby Bottoms Park, TN

Registration Deadline: March 1


Members: $0
Non-members: $0

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 caving

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Caving at Snail Shell Cave, TN

Registration Deadline: March 1


Members: $25
Non-members: $28

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 hiking

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Hiking at Honey Creek State Natural Area, TN

Registration Deadline: March 15


Members: $28
Non-members: $31

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 ww kayaking

Sunday, March 24, 2019

White Water Kayaking at Clear Creek, TN

Registration Deadline: February 22


Members: $70
Non-members: $77

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 backpacking

Saturday, March 30 - Sunday, March 31, 2019

Backpacking at Fiery Gizzard Trail, TN

Registration Deadline: March 22


Members: $72
Non-members: $80

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 horsebackriding

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Horseback Riding at Ju Ro Ranch, TN

Registration Deadline: March 22


Members: $65
Non-members: $72


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April 2019


wwrafting

Friday, April 5 - Saturday, April 6, 2019

White Water Rafting & Camping on the Ocoee River, TN

Registration Deadline: March 22


Members: $112
Non-members: $124

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 climbing

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Climbing at Kings Bluff, TN

Registration Deadline: March 29


Members: $35
Non-members: $39

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supaddleboarding 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the Harpeth River, TN

Registration Deadline: March 29


Members: $47
Non-members: $52

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 lake clean up

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Lake Clean Up & Canoeing at Cordell Hull Lake, TN

Registration Deadline: April 5


Members: $0
Non-members: $0

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 hiking

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Hiking at Radnor Lake State Park, TN

Registration Deadline: April 5


Members: $5
Non-members: $6

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 kayak touring

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Kayak Touring at Center Hill Lake, TN

Registration Deadline: April 12


Members: $44
Non-members: $49

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May 2019



backpacking 


Friday, May 3 - Monday, May 6, 2019

Backpacking at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN

Registration Deadline: April 5


Members: $137
Non-members: $151

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camphike 

Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 26, 2019

Hiking, Camping, & Backpacking at the Redwoods National Park, CA

Registration Deadline: March 1


Members: $725*
Non-members: $775*

*Airfare not included

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July 2019

 hiking


Saturday, July 6 - Sunday, July 14, 2019

Hiking, Camping, & Backpacking at the Great Basin National Park, NV

Registration Deadline: February 22


Members: $625*
Non-members: $675*

*Airfare not included

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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, select activity from the right sidebar, and then scroll down to the desired trip. Click to register online or contact Linda Rosenkranz.
  4. Children are not permitted on any trip. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  5. Trips are sold on a first-come/first serve basis. 
  6. Prices are advertised as member/non-member.
  7. 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. 

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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