Central Connecticut Grotto


What is the Central Connecticut Grotto of the National Speleological Society?

The Central Connecticut Grotto (CCG) is a local chapter of The National Speleological Society ( NSS). The CCG shares the goals of other NSS Grottos, which are to organize trips, offer training, practice cave conservation, and generally provide a framework for enjoying and studying caves. The Central Connecticut Grotto welcomes new members who are interested in caves and committed to cave conservation. Join us - membership info is on our "Membership" page.

Our Monthly Meetings

Meetings are open to anyone interested in caves and committed to cave conservation. At each meeting we discuss Grotto business, trip reports and plan future trips. Many meetings also have a presentation; either a talk, demonstration, slides, or video. It is not necessary to attend meetings to be a Grotto member, though we would like you to attend.

Location, Date, and Time of meetings can change. Non-members should confirm by calling a meeting contact number or emailing info@ctcavers.org, with "CCG Meeting" in the subject line.

Meetings and Activities

CCG Monthly Meeting - May 18, 2021
We will have an online meeting. CCG members will get an email before the meeting. For more info please call/text Veronica at 860-620-7521, or email info@ctcavers.org with “CCG Meeting” in the subject line. Non-members who are interested in caving are very welcome to join.

Searching for a Lost Connecticut Cave – Sunday, May 2, 2021
A group of us are going to go for a 3-5 mile hike and search a boulder field for “Compounce Cave”. If weather cooperates it will be a nice hike with views of the New Britain Reservoir followed by scrambling through a boulder field in search of talus caves. Finally, we will end the day checking out “The Great Unconformity”. Email info@ctcavers.org with “Compounce Cave” in the subject line if you are interested in joining. Non-members who are interested in caving are very welcome to join.

CCG Monthly Meeting - April 20, 2021
We will have an online meeting. CCG members will get an email before the meeting. For more info please call/text Veronica at 860-620-7521, or email info@ctcavers.org with “CCG Meeting” in the subject line. Non-members who are interested in caving are very welcome to join.

CCG Monthly Meeting - March 16, 2021

We all love to visit the dark and mysterious world under the earth’s surface. Some though are out of reach to most cavers too. These places are flooded caves and mines. Deep within those dark waters are hidden landscapes that may soon be within our grasp through Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROUV). Come along as I introduce you to the ROUV technology now available to many, what we can accomplish with it and what is to come in the near future.

CCG member Michael Girard will be giving us a presentation on his exploration with Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROUV) and some of the technology behind them at this meeting. http://www.strange-new-england.com/

We will have an online meeting. CCG members will get an email before the meeting. For more info please contact Veronica at 860-620-7521, or email info@ctcavers.org with “CCG Meeting” in the subject line. Non-members who are interested in caving are very welcome to join.

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Officers and Committees (2021)

Contact officers at info@ctcavers.org

Chair - Veronica Sassu Laviero
Vice Chair - Steve Millett
Treasurer - Alisa Werst
Secretary - Jeff Laviero
Webmaster - Norm Berg
Membership - Diane Lucas
Safety - Doug Truitt
Conservation - Mike Sandone
Vertical - Felicia Millett
Equipment - Steve Millett
Newsletter - Danny Brass
Member at Large - Blase LaSala