The York Grotto is a local chapter (an Internal Organization) of the National Speleological Society (NSS). Our community consists mostly of cavers from the York-Lancaster-Harrisburg area, but welcomes cavers from anywhere. We are committed to the study, enjoyment and preservation of caves.

We conduct hands-on training and field trips to orient new members to the equipment, safety procedures, methods and precautions necessary for the successful exploration and conservation of these limited and fragile natural resources. We have a library of cave related books, publications, and maps. We have a long history of working with youth groups, Venture Crews, and Troops from the Boy Scouts of America.

Please join us for a meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of most months in the back room of Johns Diner, 146 Sheraton Dr, New Cumberland, PA. The annual York Grotto Auction is a fun time and is held during the November meeting. People donate items to be auctioned off to benefit the grotto. “Bring stuff. Buy stuff.” is the theme. For more information about meetings please contact us through the website or on our facebook page.

Ways to participate in York Grotto Virtual-Meetings (last Tues of each month @ 7pm):

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  • SMARTPHONE: Go to and enter the meeting ID:  955-122-8314
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  • LANDLINE: Dial: 408-638-0968 and enter the meeting ID (955-122-8314)
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Our meetings, which always include a program, are open to anyone interested in caving.