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Caving Weekend: Spring 2014 V.A.R. (Virginia Area Regional)

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)

Activities Include

Caving (Duh..)



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,, 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,, 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:

Directions to Rass Field Station:

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  • Gehan

    The caving and the springs were great. The only thing it was a very long drive.

    April 14, 2014

  • Gehan

    Hi Carlos, this is a long drive for only a weekend, do you know if there is more things to do there to stay longer? Thanks

    April 7, 2014

    • Carlos

      Gehan, it'll be nice to see u guys again. The official event page has some links you might find useful: http://www.discoverba...­

      April 7, 2014

    • Gehan

      Thanks Carlos. Lots of things to do. It will be nice to see u too.

      April 7, 2014

  • Maya

    Hello everyone, this is new for us. Is there a cost for this? And what we need to bring?

    March 25, 2014

    • Carlos

      Its around $35-30 for registration. The rest of the info is in the meetup description.

      March 30, 2014

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