The York Grotto is a local chapter (an Internal Organization) of the National Speleological Society (NSS). We consist mostly of cavers from the York-Lancaster-Harrisburg area, but welcome 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 BSA Troops.
Our meetings, which typically start with a caving-related program or presentation, are open to anyone interested in caving. Please join us at 7:00 p.m. the last Tuesday of most months in the “back meeting-room” of Johns Diner, 146 Sheraton Dr, New Cumberland, PA. For more information please contact us thru this website, or via our facebook page.
You can also participate in York Grotto meetings virtually:
- COMPUTER: Click HERE
- SMARTPHONE: Go to zoom.us and enter the meeting ID: 955-122-8314
- LANDLINE: Dial: 408-638-0968 and enter the meeting ID (955-122-8314)
Update for 11-28-23 Meeting
Meeting to be held at John’s Diner but will start at 6:30 PM. In addition to the meeting we will be hosting our annaul mini auction fundraiser.
What should I bring for the auction?
– Cash with change in small bills to buy things!
– Ideas of things to bring to sell:
o Any caving gear
o Homemade Items (baked goods, crafts, plants)
o Anything you don’t want in your house anymore that is transportable through the restaurant (LOL!)
map/directions John’s Diner: