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2019-12-07 Cave Camping Trip

Event name: Cave Camping Trip
Youth Event Coordinator Name: Jake B.
Adult Event Coordinator Name: Kerri Borlin
Adult Event Coordinator Phone: 309-648-6605
Adult Event Coordinator Email: skborlin@gmail.com
Event Date:  Saturday December 7th, 2019 - Sunday, December 8th, 2019
Event Time: 11:00 AM Saturday – 5:00 PM Sunday
Event Starting Location: Crossroads Parking Lot
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Event Location: Bluespring Caverns (Bedford, IN)
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Event Ending Location: Crossroads Parking Lot
Event Cost:
$40 + Food/snacks and souvenirs.
Fuel cost determined after event.
Dress: Field Uniform & Activity Uniform (Scout T-Shirt)
Items to Bring:
Field Uniform to be worn while traveling
Complete change of clothes, including shoes - you will get muddy and maybe a little wet when exploring
Coat - even if it is warm outside, it is only 52 degrees in the cavern!
Warm sleeping bag (52 degrees, remember?), small pillow
Handtowel and plastic bag to put wet/muddy clothes in
Weather related items (rain gear, coat, etc.)
Water bottle/canteen
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There is limited space, so only the following personal gear should be brought along: * Flashlight/headlamp & extra batteries * Old clothing & boots/sneakers for wild caving * Change of warm clothing & shoes * Warm sleeping bag and optional pillow (NO air beds, air mattresses, cots, or ground cloths) * Hand towel, warm coat, & plastic bag for clothes * Any necessary personal items & medication * Sack lunch for Saturday while traveling (not messy) * Money to stop for dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday, snacks at the "Cave Inn", and/or souvenirs & patches at the Visitor Center

Event Description:  This is a great opportunity to sleep overnight in a cave, go exploring, and did we mention SLEEP OVERNIGHT in a cave? This will be a fun Troop outing to learn new things. Some of the cool things we'll get to do:
  • hour-long boat tour on America's longest underground river
  • hour-long guided exploration trip (will get muddy and maybe little wet) walking, climbing, and crawling through natural passages that normal tours don't get to see
  • educational session on caves and caving
  • stay overnight in cavern in bunks
  • even breakfast underground!
Cost for the underground overnight camping is $40 / person, plus food for the event. 
Fuel costs determined after event. 

More information can be found on Bluespring Caverns website.

Please read the brochure on the website for more information. (The parental permission on the brochure must be filled out and given to the adult leader prior to the event.)