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Past CCG Activities in 2017

Note: This is an edited version of the original website content. Some content (such as location details) is deleted to save space and most contact info has been replaced with "<snip>".

June 19-23, 2017: 2017 NSS Convention
Held in Rio Rancho, NM http://nss2017.caves.org/

June 2-4, 2017:  2017 Spring NRO/MAR
This spring meeting of the NRO (Northeastern Regional Organization) and MAR (Mid-Applicaction Region, hosted by the Central Connecticut Grotto and the Philadelphia Grotto at Indian Lookout Country Club in Pattersonville, NY. Along with caving there are hiking trails, biking, and historical attractions nearby. Details at: http://ctcavers.org/NRO-MAR-2017.htm

May 20, 2017 Saturday: Clarksville Cave
Clarksville Cave beginners trip. For info about the cave see Clarksville and a search of the web will bring up photos and videos. The CCG has gear that new cavers can borrow. If interested please email info@ctcavers.org and put "Clarksville" in the subject line. Include your name and phone number in the email.

May 6-7, 2017:  Orientation To Cave Rescue Class - Albany area
The Albany-Schoharie Cave Rescue Team will be hosting an Orientation To Cave Rescue class on May 6-7, 2017. This is an excellent training for area cavers and rescue team members to learn about the special challenges presented when rescuing someone from the cave environment. Further Information and registration form is available here: OCR Info and Registration

April 23-24, 2017:  Orientation To Cave Rescue Class - Clinton, NJ
The New Jersey Initial Response Team will be hosting an Orientation To Cave Rescue class on April 22-23, 2017. This is an excellent training for area cavers and rescue team members to learn about the special challenges presented when rescuing someone from the cave environment. Further Information and registration form is available here: OCR Info and Registration

Feb 26, 2017 Sunday 9 am - noon: Indoor Vertical Practice
We will be holding a vertical practice at Prime Climb in Wallingford, CT. Come practice your rope skills with us at this indoor rock climbing gym. We will have a rappel wall set up for basic ascending/descending, passing a rope pad and getting over a lip, changeovers, etc; there will also be a rebelay course. Learn some new skills or refine what you already know.
The cost to attend the vertical practice is $12-$15. You must be a grotto member to participate. Newcomers are welcome to join CCG when they arrive.
If interested in the vertical practice, you must RSVP by email to info@ctcavers.org with "Vertical Practice" in the subject line. We will email or call you with more info.

Past Meetings

Dec 16, 2017 Saturday 5 pm: Monthly Grotto Meeting with Elections and Holiday Party
This meeting is at a member's house in East Hartford. Food and chat starting at 5 PM. Meeting at 7 PM. Details are sent to members. Non-members, please email info@ctcavers.org with "CCG meeting" in the subject line.

Nov 21, 2017 Tuesday 7 pm: Monthly Grotto Meeting
At HRP Associates, 197 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032. See map at HRP and go to the new entrance.  Non-member cavers and future cavers are welcome. For info and program, call Ashley at 860-869-0932, or email  info@ctcavers.org with "CCG Meeting" in the subject line.

Oct 17, 2017 Tuesday 7 pm: Monthly Grotto Meeting
At HRP Associates, 197 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032. See map at HRP and go to the new entrance.  Non-member cavers and future cavers are welcome. For info and program, call Ashley at 860-869-0932, or email  info@ctcavers.org with "CCG Meeting" in the subject line.

Sept 19, 2017 Tuesday 7 pm: Monthly Grotto Meeting
At HRP Associates, 197 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032. See map at HRP and go to the new entrance.  Non-member cavers and future cavers are welcome. For info and program, call Ashley at 860-869-0932, or email  info@ctcavers.org with "CCG Meeting" in the subject line.

Aug 26, 2017 Saturday: Monthly Grotto Meeting and more
Note date and location. No rain date. An early afternoon meeting and day of recreation (kayaking, boating) at a members home on Long Island Sound in Gilford, CT. Detailed info will be send to members. Non-members, please email info@ctcavers.org and include "CCG meeting" in the subject line and include your name in the email body.

July 18, 2017 Tuesday 7 pm: Monthly Grotto Meeting
This meeting is at a member's home in Cheshire, CT. Details are sent to members. Non-member cavers and future cavers are welcome. For directions, email  info@ctcavers.org with "CCG meeting" in the subject line and include your name in the email body. For info call Ashley at 860-869-0932.

June 13, 2017 Tuesday 7 pm: Monthly Grotto Meeting
At HRP Associates, 197 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032. See map at HRP and go to the new entrance.  Non-member cavers and future cavers are welcome. For info and program, call Ashley at 860-869-0932, or email  info@ctcavers.org with "CCG Meeting" in the subject line.

May 16, 2017 Tuesday 7 pm: Monthly Grotto Meeting
At HRP Associates, 197 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032. See map at HRP and go to the new entrance.  Non-member cavers and future cavers are welcome. For info and program, call Ashley at 860-869-0932, or email  info@ctcavers.org with "CCG Meeting" in the subject line.

April 25, 2017 Tuesday 7 pm: Monthly Grotto Meeting
At HRP Associates, 197 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032. See map at HRP and go to the new entrance.  Non-member cavers and future cavers are welcome. For info and program, call Ashley at 860-869-0932, or email  info@ctcavers.org with "CCG Meeting" in the subject line.

March 28, 2017 Tuesday 7 pm: Monthly Grotto Meeting
At HRP Associates, 197 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032. See map at HRP and go to the new entrance.  Non-member cavers and future cavers are welcome. For info and program, call 860-674-9570 (days) and ask for Bob Simmons or Ashley at 860-869-0932, or email  info@ctcavers.org with "CCG Meeting" in the subject line.

Feb 21, 2017 Tuesday 7 pm: Monthly Grotto Meeting
This meeting is at a member's home in Manchester, CT. Details are sent to members. Non-member cavers and future cavers are welcome. For directions, email  info@ctcavers.org with "CCG meeting" in the subject line and include your name in the email body. For info call Ashley at 860-869-0932.

Jan 17, 2017 Tuesday 7 pm: Monthly Grotto Meeting
This meeting is at a member's home in Willington, CT. Details are sent to members. Non-member cavers and future cavers are welcome. For directions, email  info@ctcavers.org with "CCG meeting" in the subject line and include your name in the email body. For info call Ashley at 860-869-0932.

Past CCG Activities in 2018

Note: This is an edited version of the original website content. Some content (such as location details) is deleted to save space and most contact info has been replaced with "<snip>".

Dec 3, 2017 Sunday:  NCC Board Meeting
A board meeting of the Northeastern Cave Conservancy, in Schoharie, NY. See the NCC website for more info http://www.necaveconservancy.org

Nov 18 2017 Saturday 8 pm until Nov 19 Sunday 8 am: Indoor Vertical Practice and overnight at Prime Climb
We will be holding a vertical practice at Prime Climb in Wallingford, CT. Come practice your rope skills with us at this indoor rock climbing gym. We will have a rappel wall set up for basic ascending/descending, passing a rope pad and getting over a lip, changeovers, etc; there will also be a rebelay course. Learn some new skills or refine what you already know. Staying overnight at the gym is optional.
The cost for the event is $38 (covers 8 pm Saturday thru 8 am Sunday), which all goes to the climbing gym. For CCG members (active membership as of Nov 1st), the grotto will pay $10 towards each members climbing fee to reduce their out of pocket cost to $28 if you RSVP by Nov. 12. For current non-members, the full price must be paid to the gym, but we will give you a no-cost one year CCG membership.
If interested in the vertical practice, please email your name and phone to info@ctcavers.org  with "Vertical Practice" in the subject line. We will email or call you with more info as to what the CCG and the gym provides, and what to bring.

Sept 8-10, 2017:  2017 Fall NRO
This fall gathering of the NRO (Northeastern Regional Organization) is hosted by the Vermont Cavers Assoc and held at Howell's Campground in Arlington, VT. More info at http://vermontcavers.org/ and What is an NRO.pdf

Labor Day weekend, 2017: Old Timer's Reunion (OTR)
Held in Dailey, WV. More info at otr.org

July 28-30, 2017: CCG Summer Caving Weekend
The CCG is hosting its annual weekend of caving in Schoharie New York, with the focus on getting intermediate cavers with vertical experience into McFail's Cave. If you are interested in joining or leading a beginner level trip this weekend please reply and let us know. There are many other caves in the area including Benson's Cave, Schoharie Cavern, Ball's Cave, and Spider Cave that groups can visit. We will be camping at the Schoharie Cabin on Friday and Saturday evenings. The CCG has gear that new cavers can borrow. RSVP is required. For RSVP, directions, and gear borrowing, contact Steve Millett at info@ctcavers.org  and put "CCG Schoharie" in the subject line.

Past Meetings