Save the date!
Fall VAR 2024
Sept. 27-29, Hungry Mother Lutheran Camp

Hosted by the Out of Bounds Grotto



Registration wil be $50 and includes dinner. Registration details and registration form coming soon.


Plenty of room for camping. There are a couple bunkhouses that will be available first come, first served for larger groups, if requested. RVs are allowed, but there are no hookups available.


Well behaved and managed furry friends are allowed. You must keep on-leash and under control at all times.

Cell Service

Cell coverage at the campground is spotty, at best.


BYOB, but embibe discretely and responsibly.


Both horizontal and vertical trips will be available.

  • Perkins Cave, limited trips available, but well worth it!
  • Newberry-Banes (vertical) - Where "Veritical Bill" Cuddington pioneered many of the techniques we use to explore today.
  • Cyclops Cave (verttical) ***
  • Salamander Cave (vertical/horizontal) ***

*** These caves are owned by SCCI. You must request a permit prior to the VAR!

Other Activities

Don’t want to get down and dirty? Don’t blame you; there is so much to do above-ground!

  • Marion Farmer's Market, Saturday morning, for locally grown produced you may desire for your meals.
  • Float trips on the Holston or Clinch Rivers are with an easy drive.
  • Biking on the historic Virginia Creeper Trail is just minutes away.


Change of plans - The Cluck Truck will be catering dinner for everyone on Saturday.

Evening Festivities

We have a tentative speaker. Details to be announced soon.

Sunday, Sept. 29

9:00 AM, VAR Business Meeting


Coming soon!