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Caving Weekend, Spring 2014 N.R.O.

The Big Spring event is almost here ! Spring N.R.O. ! Camping Caving weekend

Hosted by our very own MET Grotto. The NYC chapter of the National Speleological Society. This is a fantastic weekend for all interested in caving, beginners and beyond... Come for the day or the whole weekend. It is an awesome time complete with trips led by experienced cavers. Feel free to ask questions and bring friends MUSIC ..auctions.. Ropes Course... Camping .. BONFIRE..vertical training.. BBQ.. raffles.. prizes.. HIKING and one of the best CAVES in NY (KNOX, GAGE, CLARKSVILLE, ONESQUETHAW, ELLA ARMSTRONG, BENTLY'S, MERLINS and few private caves to throw in the mix....


FAMILY FRIENDLY (Daniel went when he was 5 and had a blast but it was a minimal challenge to find a group leader who would take kids and you must be prepared to take full responsibility of your child. No one ever knows what their reaction will be when in a confined space until they are actually in one; adults and kids alike)

Activities Include

Caving (Duh..)

Camping, Bonfire, BBQ Auctions, Raffles & Prizes


Drum Circle

The best caves in NY!

NCC Auction MET Grotto fund raising raffle


Bon Fire

Things to Bring:

Tent and camping equipment.

Synthetic clothing, a few layers.

Helmet with chin strap (bike helmets work fine), 2 backup headlamps (in addition to a primary, no exceptions), kneepads, any form of gloves..

Snacky cakes and cheesy poofs....plenty of water and other beverages of choice :)

Acoustic instrument or hand drum if you like

Hula hoop, poi, devil sticks, orbs spheres, hackey sack

Lastly bring your sense of adventure love of nature and common sense!!

There are hot showers @ the campground....

Details & Fees (these fees are estimated based on the last several years...amounts may be slightly higher or lower and will be posted in the weeks leading up to the event)

Fees for the weekend are Registration: ~$10 (one time fee)

Camping fees: $TBD/per person/per night.

Day passes (if not camping): $TBD

Refuel yourself after a long day of caving with a filling and tasty dinner courtesy of Northern New Jersey Grotto. Price TBD for Saturday.

Breakfast will be served up fresh by TBD. Price TBD.

Food is TASTY and veggie friendly.. spend your time caving not cooking!

For this weekend, the people here really need to have accurate numbers so they can properly prepare for the amount of equipment needed on these types of trips. It will be a better and easier experience for everyone involved with organizing, if we can avoid flakers and last minute RSVP changes. DON'T MISS THIS GREAT LOCATION FOR A BEAUTIFUL SPRING NRO! MORE DETAILS WILL BE ADDED AS THE NRO COMES TOGETHER

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  • Mike

    Hi this sounds like an incredible event. I clicked on the carpooling link but it brought me to the main calendar page. I'm in the Utica area. If I can carpool with someone I will definitely go.

    May 9, 2014

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