St.Joseph Valley Grotto
P.O. Box 3052
Elkhart, IN 46515

An Internal Organization of the
National Speleological Society

Roberts Cave. Photo by Mike Wickersham

Roberts Cave
Inside Wayne's Lost Cave by Carl Drew 2005

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What is the
St. Joe Valley Grotto?

Lisa Roberts Cave

The February Grotto trip is to the Roberts Cave property near Spring Mill State Park outside Mitchell, Indiana. There are plenty of nice formations in multiple caves that provide fun challenges for all skill levels. Look for trip updates on the yahoo news group email and the event calendar on this site for more information.

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Lisa Roberts Cave

Taken by Mike Holloway Submitted by
Mike Wickersham

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2013 NSS Convention Shippensburg University, PA

     The St. Joseph Valley Grotto (SJVG) was formed to promote, organize, and educate people in the South Bend and greater Michiana area with an interest in caves and caving. The grotto was first conceived in the spring of 1997 and became a chartered Internal Organization (IO) of the National Speleological Society (NSS) in July of that year.
     Since inception, we have gained over one hundred members, taken on several ambitious survey projects, and have become one of the most active grottos in Indiana. The grotto has monthly meetings the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M., usually at a members house in the Elkhart area. The grotto also organizes monthly grotto trips intended to give anyone interested in caves an opportunity to experience the underground wilderness we love so much.
     Members of the grotto are active in conservation, photography, cartography, and the exploration of caves. The membership of the grotto is composed of a wide range of experience levels, from novices to cavers that have been across the United States and around the world in search of all types of caves.


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