You're invited to come outside and play!
Who: Children and their adults.
What: Free-play, family hikes, educational experiences, volunteer activities. When you join us, prepare to have fun, make friends, and earn your bath!
Where: We meet twice a month at Freetown Farm in Columbia, MD and we have two excursions a month in natural areas in and around Howard County, Maryland.
When: Four Sunday afternoons per month. See our Membership page for more details.
Why: People who spend frequent time outdoors experience enhanced use of the senses, fewer attention difficulties and decreased rates of physical and emotional illness and obesity. Spending frequent time outdoors is also the best way to develop a connection to nature, which is essential for environmental stewardship. Having close relationships with important adults also gives children a sense of well-being and confidence that allows them to connect with the world around them.
CFIN is committed to giving families the opportunity to connect with nature, each other, and their community. Come out and play!