Here's some more helpful info regarding the trip:
Everyone needs to eat a snack before the tour. I suggest you bring some snack items like trail-mix to eat before caving. They don't want you to have a full stomach because you might get sick, but they don't want you to be hungry. The snack bar will be open after the caving tour. Prices for the snack bar are attached here.
Please read the list of do's and don'ts attached here.
Don't forget to bring a signed permission slip, attached here.
Some key items to bring - note, extra clothing needed!
• 2-3 sets of clothing:
- One set for the Adventure trip, including extra shoes (you will get muddy)
- One set to sleep in
- One set for the following morning
- Garbage bag for muddy clothes and shoes
• Ground barrier for you sleeping area. For example: Tarps, plastic bags, blankets, etc.
• Bedding: Sleeping pads, cots, or small air mattresses.
• Personal Toiletries
• Gloves, elbow and knee pads
We are making some changes to the Cumberland Caving Trip this coming weekend! I think you will like the changes. So throw away everything you heard and lets do this!
We made the arrangements for an evening tour and then camping in the cave on Saturday (3/14/2015). So the plan will change to this:
No Food Shopping on Thursday. We will buy dinner at restaurant on the way up on Saturday.
We depart on Saturday (3/14/2015) morning at 10AM (NOT Friday).
We return on Sunday (3/15/2015) around noon.
We will drive up on Saturday (leaving the church at 10AM) and stop and get a meal on the way. Then there is a snack-bar at the entrance to the cave where we can get a light snack before caving. Then on Sunday, there will be a free breakfast provided by Cumberland Caverns.
So, all you need is gear to sleep in the cave for one night and money for a meal on the way up.
Don't forget your permission form (below).
The waiver for Cumberland Caverns is attached and MUST be filled and signed by the parents before the Cave will let the boys in, Don't let the parents drop the boys offwithout a completed and signed waiver form.
Note that on this trip we are BOTH dump camping AND cave camping, so those going on the trip will need to pack for both types of trips. We will be able to pack our "dump camping" items back into the vehicles before going in for the cave camping portion.