The Richmond Area Speleological Society — RASS will be hosting the Spring VAR at their Field Station in Bath County Virginia. This is a great opportunity to go caving in Virginia. VAR Info and Facebook Page
FAMILY FRIENDLY (Daniel first went caving when he was 5 and had a blast but it was a minimal challenge to find a group leader who would take kids and you must be prepared to take full responsibility of your child. No one ever knows what their reaction will be when in a confined space until they are actually in one; adults and kids alike)
Things to Bring
Tent and camping equipment.
Synthetic clothing, a few layers.
Helmet with chin strap (bike helmets work fine), 2 backup headlamps (in addition to a primary, no exceptions), kneepads, any form of gloves..
Snacky cakes and cheesy poofs....plenty of water and other beverages of choice :)
Acoustic instrument or hand drum if you like
Lastly bring your sense of adventure love of nature and common sense!!
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can I find out more about caving?
The National Speleological Society website, www.caves.org, is a great source of information on United States caving, with links to international caving and caving discussion groups.
Is there a list of suggested caving equipment?
Check out Caving Checklist (PDF)
Where can I buy caving equipment?
Look on the bottom of the home page of the NSS site, www.caves.org, for a list of businesses. The CCG (Central Connecticut Grotto) has loaner gear available to beginner cavers on CCG trips.
For more info on caving: Please visit:http://www.caves.org/grotto/ccg/faq.htm
Directions to Rass Field Station: http://www.caves.org/grotto/rass/fall2001var/directions_to_field_station.doc