Registration Information


Early Registration is open now. You may register online now and take advantage of the pre-registration discount. After May 31, 2020 you will need to register on site. See details about onsite registration below.

Onsite Registration

During the day registration will be at the Elkins High School. Please follow signs to the registration desk.

Primary onsite registration will be in the Auxiliary Gym.  There will be high visibility navigation aids directing first time traffic that direction.  Once the opening rush subsides after Monday registration will relocate to the guidance office and the navigation aids will reflect this change.   Onsite registration opens at NOON – Saturday 25 July 2020.

After hours, Once the school is closed and locked for the evening (6pm) satellite registration will open at the TRA campground 8 miles south of Elkins. When you check in here you will receive a provisional name badge for the evening and can fully check in at the school the next morning.  Non-camping late arrivals (hotel dwellers) need only return to school the following morning. 



What is included NSS
7 – 17
0 – 6
Workshops* CheckCheckCheckCheck
NSS Photo SalonCheckCheckCheckCheck
Banquet & AwardsCheckCheckCheckCheck
Howdy PartyCheckCheckCheckCheck
Campground SocialCheckCheckCheckCheck
Cave SimCheckCheckCheckCheck
Transportation to CampgroundCheckCheckCheckCheck
Cave tripsCheckCheckCheck
Decon station CheckCheckCheck
Speolo-Olympics CheckCheckCheck
JSS ActivitiesCheckCheck
Onsite Registration$275$325$200$0

* Some workshops require additional cost (see below)

  • Individual day pass ($60 each day)
  • Howdy Party only ($40)
  • Banquet only ($40)
  • Paint with Cheryl Adult Workshop ($25)
  • Paint with Cheryl Children’s Workshop ($20)


  • Guidebook (add $25) (not included in registration fee)
  • Geology Field Trip (add $100)
  • Vertical Workshop (add $25)
  • Speleology for Cavers (add $45)
  • Photography Workshop (add $12)
  • 2020 Convention Pin (add $8)
  • 2020 Convention Patch (add $8)
  • Adult Unixex T-Shirt (S, M, L, XL) (add $17), (2X, 3X) (add $20)
  • Adult Women’s T-Shirt (S, M, L, XL) (add $17), (2X) (add $20)
  • Youth T-Shirt (S, M, L, XL) (add $10)
Banquet Tables
Photo from the 2000 NSS Convention Banquet at Elkins High School