Virginia Region of the NSS

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.

March 2023 - Web Site Update - Please Pardon Our Dust!

Our server software was nearing end of life and had to be upgraded. The look may be different for a while until everything is adjusted, but almost everything should still work. The forms are not yet implemented. Please bear with us. The whole site should be functional soon. If your grotto's website URL has changed because of the NSS server move, please contact the webmaster (mcjames_verizon_net) so we can update your listing.

Fall VAR - October 20-22 - Antietam Creek Campground, Antietam, MD

The Last Chance Fall VAR has just been announced. Registration is now open. More details coming soon!

NCRC Orientation to Cave Rescue - October 27-29

The NCRC is offering an OCR in Morgantown, WV.

WVCC Banquet

Annual WVCC fundraiser in Lewisburg, WV. Mike Ficco will give the evening's presentation on caving in Montenegro.

Need a Program for your Grotto's Virtual Meeting?

Since most grottoes are still having virtual meetings, video programs can be a challenge due to bandwidth limitations. Several VAR members have been active converting the old NSS slide shows to PowerPoint and PDF format. Twenty-nine programs have already been converted, with more on the way. Feel free to download and use for your grotto's meeting! There is no rental charge, as there was with the physical slides.

Photo Banner Credits

A huge Thank You to Nikki Fox for kindly providing the VAR caving images used in our rotating header!!!