Membership is open to anyone interested in caves and/or caving. Dues are very reasonable and are prorated for first time members depending upon which month you join (our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30). Then after, renewals are due July 1st and are $15 for individual and $20 for family memberships.

Join Date Individual Family
July thru September $15.00 $20.00
October thru December $11.25 $15.00
January thru March $7.50 $10.00
April thru June $3.75 $5.00

Why join? Membership benefits are:

  1. Online Access to our Huntsville Grotto Newsletter.
  2. Opportunity to participate in special Huntsville Grotto projects such as exploration.
  3. Full voting privileges to influence the direction and actions of the Huntsville Grotto.
  4. No harassment from other Huntsville Grotto cavers after you have gone on your tenth grotto cave trip without joining.

To join, please fill out the Membership Application. Click here to download.  Then print out, manually complete and mail.

To go on any of the grotto-sponsored cave trips, you will also need to fill out the Release From Liability form. You can either bring these forms to one of the meetings or mail it to:

Membership Coordinator
Huntsville Grotto
P.O. Box 1702
Huntsville, AL 35807

Whether you join or not, if you intend to enter a cave, we highly encourage you to read our Information for New Cavers booklet, which is now available online as an Adobe PDF file. This booklet has a lot of great information about caving in general and about specific Huntsville Grotto policies. (Note: It is 23 pages long, so it may take a while to download.)


The Huntsville Grotto is a internal organization (IO) of the National Speleological Society (NSS). As such it is required to maintain bylaws to govern it’s operations and activities. A copy of the bylaws are available here.

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