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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Outdoor Recreation

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Outdoor Recreation ProgramCome 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 VRWC, we offer a fun climbing and bouldering wall and top notch instructional kayak roll workshops in the pool.

Important Updates:

  • The spring adventure trip schedule is available here and online registration is live. 
  • Full trips: Climbing 3/18, Rappelling 3/26, Horseback Riding 3/26, WW Kayaking 4/8, Canoeing 4/8, Backpacking 5/5-8, Caving on 2/18, Hiking on 3/25, and Lake Clean-Up on 4/1

Spring Break 2017 and the Outdoor Recreation Center:


  • The ORC will be closed for Spring Break, March 4-12.
  • You can pick up gear for Spring Break as early as Wed. March 1st.
  • We are charging the 10-day price for spring break.
  • You can return the gear on Mon. March 13 – Wed. March 15.
  • On Thur. March 16 any gear still out will be considered late, and the late fees will apply.


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,Director 

Sean Wilkinson, Activities Coordinator