New Meeting Time and Location

By , May 17, 2017 11:43 am

Hello all,

Our next meeting for 2018 will be held on the second Thursday of February (February 8th) from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Andy’s Diner & Pub in Conshohocken.  Meeting dates for March – November are TBD until we can agree on meeting location.

Hope to see you there!

A message from the Chair

By , January 25, 2017 2:19 pm

Welcome to the Philly Grotto!

If you are visiting this site because you heard about the Philadelphia Grotto or if you are curious about caves, you have come to the right spot.  The Philly Grotto has been leading efforts to explore, educate, and conserve our natural cave and karst environments for more than 70 years.

As the Chair of the Philly Grotto for 2018, my job is not only to welcome you to this site, but to encourage you to get involved in our activities.  We have a large membership; many active cavers and others who provide support or participate in other outdoor activities.  If you like getting involved with outdoor events, we hope you can find a comfortable place with us.

Although we have a website, we tend to spend more of our time actively exploring caves or planning future trips.  Come to one of our monthly meetings to learn more about our upcoming trips.  While there are only a few caves in the Delaware Valley, we host day trips to visit Pennsylvania caves and weekend camping trips to visit caves further away.

Wild caves are beautiful places to visit, but they can be dangerous as well.  We encourage all people who are curious about caves to find a local grotto where they can learn to visit caves responsibly.  Many of our grotto members have received training on cave rescue techniques, we can teach you about cave safety.  Who knows, the life you save may be your own!

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Andrew Field
Philly Grotto Chair

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