What we're about

Offering a congenial atmosphere for cave enthusiasts of all ages. Attended by members of both local cave clubs, the Windy City Grotto and Sub-Urban Chicago Grotto, which are official local posts of the National Speleological Society. (no affiliation required)

Experienced, retired, and not-yet-cavers are all welcome! Most of us do our caving outside of the city of Chicago- find out what it's like, who's going, and let's go caving!

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Caving 101

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Wondering what caving is all about? Have you said recently, "Caving sounds like fun, but where do I start?" Start here!

The Windy City Grotto invites you to a Caving 101 session. We will discuss equipment and clothing needed for caving, safety tips, and cave etiquette. This will be an informal session full of information and equipment demonstrations with additional time for your questions. This session is required before going on a caving trip with the Windy City Grotto. If you have attended a past Caving 101 with WCG, you do not have to attend again, but are more than welcome to if you want a refresher.

We will host this meeting via Zoom. Please feel free to message me if you have any other questions.

Caving 101

Online event

Wondering what caving is all about? Have you said recently, "Caving sounds like fun, but where do I start?" Start here!

The Windy City Grotto invites you to a Caving 101 session. We will discuss equipment and clothing needed for caving, safety tips, and cave etiquette. This will be an informal session full of information and equipment demonstrations with additional time for your questions. This session is required before going on a caving trip with the Windy City Grotto. If you have attended a past Caving 101 with WCG, you do not have to attend again, but are more than welcome to if you want a refresher.

We will host this meeting via Zoom. Please feel free to message me if you have any other questions.

New Comers Caving Trip

Springville

The Windy City Grotto would like to invite you to come caving with us. We are hosting a trip perfect for newer cavers or those who have never tried caving before. We will be exploring Sullivan cave near Springville, IN. on Saturday and Salts cave on Sunday. These are not commercial caves, but privately owned properties that have limited access. Be prepared to hike, crawl, stoop, and get wet as you marvel at the beautiful rock formations all around you. If you have never before caved with the Windy City Grotto, you will be required to attend an informational session (see Caving 101 meetup) to be sure that you are well prepared for this trip and know what to bring with you. We will be camping on the premises of the cave, so you are welcome to come Friday night and stay until Sunday morning. We will tear down camp before caving on Sunday and leave from the cave. When responding to this post, please send me your email because that is how I will be contacting you. For more information message me privately and I will keep you updated on the details. Looking forward to caving with you!

Windy City Grotto General Meeting - Suburban

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Past events (183)

Windy City Grotto General Meeting - Chicago

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