The Virginia Region of the National Speleological Society consists of 40+ local caving groups in and around Virginia and surrounding states. We promote the study and science of speleology, explore and maps caves, protect and conserve caves, manage limited access caves, and generally promote safe caving throughout the region, and promote fellowship and cooperation among all Regional cavers and organizations.

2019 Grand Caverns Spring Cleaning

Join us for the 27th annual VAR Spring Cleaning Project at Grand Caverns April 5-7, 2019. Give a little back to the cave by doing various conservation and maintenance projects around the park. Free camping and both lunch and dinner Saturday for all volunteers.

2019 Spring VAR, April 25-28, 2019

The 2019 Spring VAR will be Aprili 25-28. hosted by James River Grotto at Camp Powhattan Boy Scout Camp, near Wytheville, VA.

OCR at Williamsville, VA June 28-30, 2019

Orientation to Cave Rescue (OCR) at Burnsville Community Center, Williamsville, VA, sponsored by Eastern Region NCRC. $60 for NSS members. Registration form now available. Every caver should take this course at least once!

2019 Fall VAR

The 2019 Fall VAR is tentatively scheduled for September 27-29 at Friars Hole Cave Preserve near Renick, WV. Stay tuned for more details.

2017 Region Record now on-line

The 2017 back issues of the Region Record have been posted in the Region Record Archives. To be fair to paying subscribers, back issues are embargoed for a year.

Fall VAR 2018

Thanks to the VPI Cave Club for hosting the Fall 2018 VAR at New River Junction, VA!