Camping will be at The Robertson Association campground facility, 8.1 miles (13-minute drive) south of Elkins High School. Known to many as the location of the annual Old Timers Reunion. This property is approximately 25 acres of flat to gently sloping well maintained grassland.

The entire site will be in use including 2 pavilions (the main pavilion has a stage with sound and lighting); registration building; first aid shelter; gate building; a sauna / hot tub / spa area; riverfront area; and a bonfire circle.

There are 3 shower facilities (his, hers, and theirs) on site but no permanent bathroom facilities – porta johns will be distributed around the site for the week. Numerous water hydrants are available around the campground, however there are no RV hook ups.

As for shade, a number of trees are spread around the campground, you will find the best shade closer to the perimeter.

For those with a medical need, electricity can be made available. Please contact Steve Mosberg at the camp site for information.

The layout is that of a main social corridor parallel to the river with camping spreading back to the road. This will be the primary location of the social activities of convention, including the Howdy Party, and the Wednesday social. It should go without saying that the closer you camp to the social zone the noisier the potential. Cave trips will also leave from and return to the campground.

Lodging In Town

2020 National Speleological Society Hotel Blocks

There are a number of recommended local hotel accommodations available in the town of Elkins, West Virginia. These are all close to the Elkins High School where the sessions will be held. These rooms offer comfortable accommodations at a previously negotiated conference price.

Rates are good from July 27th, 2020 through August 1st, 2020

Elkins Inn & Suites

  • Single (Queen)- $75 + tax
  • Double (Full)- $95 + tax
  • Code- Caver

Hampton Inn

  • Single/Double- $105 + tax
  • Code – Cavers Convention 2020
  • Booking online they must go to this link:
  • Call in mention Cavers Convention Block and provide dates
  • Booking before 7/25 or after 8/01 they will not receive discounted rate, only in between 7/25 and 8/01
  • Booking through will not work even with a code

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

  • Single/Double- $120 + tax
  • Code- Cavers

Isaac Jackson Wingate by Wyndham

  • Single/Double- $115 + tax
  • Code- National Speleological Society

Super 8 by Wyndham

  • Single/Double- $79.99 + tax
  • Code- 2020NSS