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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. Some Grottos have loaner gear available to beginner cavers on trips.

For more info on caving: Please visit: 

Directions to Rass Field Station:

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  • Carlos

    My carpool is leaving from Staten Island @ 3pm. Pickups at the ferry terminal. One spot left

    1 · April 6, 2014

    • Carlos

      Roni asked for the spot first so if she changed her plans the spot is yours Arnold. We'll work it out in the next few days.

      April 7, 2014

    • Carlos

      Yeah sorry, Gmail filters my emails and I get way too much from meetup to spot an individual message from someone. Next time gimme a heads up in the comments

      April 7, 2014

  • Ben S.

    Interested in coming if I can get a ride from somewhere near NYC.

    April 5, 2014

  • Arnold

    I still need carpool as well Carlos!

    April 1, 2014

    • Carlos

      As of now I only have the one spot left so its open to anyone who serious about attending and prepared

      April 1, 2014

    • Arnold

      I'm already packed!

      April 2, 2014

  • Arnold

    is any of this gonna be vertical caving?

    February 1, 2014

    • Carlos

      I'm sure there'll be some vertical for the experienced only

      February 25, 2014

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