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2011 TSA Spring Convention
April 1st - 3rd, 2011
Fort Clark Springs Brackettville, TX

For more information, contact the TSA Vice-Chair at TSA Vice-Chair

Note:  information is subject to change.


TSA Bats

The TSA, founded in 1956, has been bringing cavers from around Texas for over 50 years.  TSA Spring convention is a great time for all of us to come together with family and friends to enjoy group meals, presentations, workshops, new works at the Map & Photo Salon, treasures at the TCMA auction, business meetings, and your favorite vendors.

The spring convention is the annual technical meeting featuring presentations on projects and information on the scientific aspects of caving.

Interesting Talks-Photo Pete Lindsley A great meal from the TCCC Cooks-Photo Pete Lindsley Visiting with friends-Photo Pete Lindsley

2011 TSA Spring Convention
April 1st - 3rd, 2011
Fort Clark Springs Brackettville, TX

Location MAP


Fees: FEES: $15 per person plus $5 per person per night camping (kids camp free) , Family Registration $45, plus $5 per person per night camping (kids camp free) 


Join the Texas Speleological Society and fellow Texas cavers for a relaxing weekend in the unique oasis and National Register Historic District of Fort Clark Springs.  The TSA, founded in 1956, has been bringing Texas cavers together for over 50 years.

Fill your day with informative presentations from cavers about developments in cave sciences, project updates, national and international exploration, and much more.  Participate in the Photo and Map Salon by entering your latest and greatest works for all to enjoy.  Support Texas caves by participating and contributing to the TCMA auction.  Attend the TSA meeting on Saturday & TCMA meeting on Sunday for an opportunity to offer your input and insight into the future of Texas caving.

Meet fellow cavers and project leaders from around the state.  This is a great chance to get involved with ongoing projects and create future caving opportunities for all.

Diana Tomchick prepares margaritas-Photo Pete Lindsley Jim Kennedy gave a great talk on the WNS problem with bats dying off-Photo Pete Lindsley Mark Alman takes a photo of the cook's activities-Photo Pete Lindsley

Attend great caving presentations: From high adventure to highly educational, from local to out of this world.

Meet fellow cavers and project leaders from around the state.  This is a great opportunity to become involved with ongoing projects and create future caving opportunities for all.

See the latest and greatest Maps and Photos of your favorite caves.

Come by and visit with suppliers of caving related books & merchandise.

Support Texas caves by participating in the TCMA fundraiser auction.

Attend the TSA meeting on Saturday & TCMA meeting on Sunday for an opportunity to offer your input and insight into the future of Texas caving.


Site Information

Fort Clark Springs, Brackettville, TX (Website)!

If you have any questions about facilities, contact TSA Vice-Chair.


Convention Events

Roger Moore and Mallory Mayeux are excitingly lining up presenters so if you have a great topic to present, please contact them.

The presentations will be held at the Service Center which accommodates 300 people and has AC, bathrooms, and a kitchen.  Spend the weekend lazing with friends in the lush Rendezvous Park campground and soak in the crystal clear, on million gallon spring‐fed pool.  The cam pground is shaded, private, hugs, the creek and is just a few steps from the pool and Service Center. The campground and pool area has bathrooms, showers, and potable water.

There is a motel on site.  Please make your own reservations at the Fort Clark Springs website.

Well behaved pets are welcome.  There is an airfield for those who choose to fly in.

Mark Alman has set up trips for Kickapoo Caverns and more cave trips will be set up for the weekend.

And just for the kids; an Easter Egg Hunt first thing on Sunday morning!

Hope to see you there!


Map Salon


Photo Salon


TCMA Auction

Recycle your old junk into caves - Get ready for another incredible TCMA Auction! at the TSA Spring Convention. If you have donations please contact auction@tcmacaves.org.