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Adventure Trips

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Adventure Trips

How to Register:

  1. Trips are open to all Vanderbilt University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, faculty, staff, medical staff, and VRWC members.
  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, scroll down to the desired trip. Click to register online and trip payment, Iris Software, 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. 

Month Dates Days Activity Location Deadline Cost  
February 11 Sat. Hiking Bearwaller Gap Trail, TN 2/3 $23 More Details
  18 Sat. Caving Indian Gravepoint, TN 2/10 $33 More Details
  25 Sat. Trail Building (Mtn. Bike Trail) Bells Bend Park, Nashville 2/17 Free More Details
Spring Break 4-12 Sat.-Sun. Backpacking Grand Canyon N.P., AZ 1/10* $1,135 More Details
March 18 Sat. Climbing Black Mountain, TN 3/1* $38 More Details
  18 Sat. Trail Building (Mtn. Bike Trail) Bells Bend Park, Nashville 3/1* Free More Details
  25 Sat. Hiking Laurel Falls, SNA, TN 3/17 $30 More Details
  26 Sun. Rappelling The Great Stone Door, SCSP, TN 3/17 $31 More Details
  26 Sun. Horseback Riding Ju Ro Ranch, TN 3/17 $60 More Details
April 1-2 Sat.-Sun. Backpacking The Great Stone Door, SCSP, TN 3/24 $62 More Details
  1 Sat. Lake Clean-up/Canoeing Cordell Hull Lane, TN 3/24 Free More Details
  8 Sat. Whitewater Kayaking Clear Creek, TN 3/24* $65 More Details
  8 Sat. Canoeing Red River, TN 3/31 $37 More Details
  9 Sun. Kayak Touring Center Hill Lake, TN 3/31 $43 More Details
  14-15 Fri.-Sat. WW Rafting & Camping Ocoee River, TN 3/31* $100 More Details
  15 Sat. Kayaking Harpeth River, TN 4/7 $41 More Details
  22 Sat. Trail Maintenance & Climbing Kings Bluff, TN 4/14 Free More Details
  23 Sun. Hiking Short Springs & Old Stone Fort, TN 4/14 $20 More Details
May 5-8 Fri.-Mon. Backpacking Gret Smokey Mtn. N.P., TN 4/7* $136 More Details
  20-25 Sat.-Thur. Climb, Camp, Hike, & Raft New River Gorge, WV 2/24* $395 More Details
August 5-13 Sat.-Sun. Backpack, camp, & hike Glacier National Park, MT 2/24* $895+ More Details
    + : Provide your own airfare to Spokane, WA.   *: The deadline is earlier than usual.

Note:

  • 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 ORC rental hours. This is also where the Pre-Trip Meeting takes place. 
  • Trips are open to all Vanderbilt University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. They are also open to faculty, staff, and VRWC members.
  • 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 Card is accepted, as well as credit cards, debit cards, cash, or check. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Beginners are welcomed on all trips, unless otherwise noted.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on any trip.