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Camp-In at Cumberland Caverns Nov 17-18

posted Nov 11, 2012, 4:59 PM by Cub Master

We are very excited about the upcoming trip to Cumberland Caverns - one of the largest caves in the country!  The Pack last went went three "scout years" ago and that means there are three years of scouts that may have never been before.

The Camp-In is an overnight adventure Saturday evening through Sunday morning at Cumberland Caverns, just outside McMinnville, TN.  Check-In is at 6:30pm Central time and we will leave as a group at ~3pm for those of you who are interested in caravaning.

Details about Cumberland Caverns Overnight:

1)  Cost is $40 per person and is a direct pass-through to Cumberland Caverns.  Please go to the payment and registration page on our pack website: to sign up and pay.

2)  The caves are a nice cool ~56 degrees year-round so while definitely not cold, it is not hot either.

3)  Regular camping / overnight gear is needed but without the need for a tent.  We will be sleeping in essence be sleeping in a big open communal room.  Please bring a tarp for ground cover, and normal sleeping gear for camping such as a sleeping bag, cushion/air mattress and pillow blanket, etc.

3) Cumberland Caverns offers all the modern conveniences a modern caveman or cavewoman would expect. Electrical outlets are available in the cave at the underground campsite for air-mattress pumps.

4) There is now indoor-underground plumbing in the cave with fully functional rest room facilities. (They don't have all the bats potty-trained yet, but we're working on it.)  Additional rest room facilities and showers are available outside the cave as well.

We'll have additional specific details going out the Wednesday evening before the camp-in but the basics above should hopefully answer most questions.

A link to the Cumberland Caverns website is:

We need to try to have everyone signed up and paid by Wednesday, November 14th.  If you decide last minute that you can come after all, please let us know and we will see if we can squeeze you in.