"The family nature club outings help us get connected with the people of our community, but mostly it is the time that we set aside to enjoy the benefits of nature together as a family. A simple idea with definite results."


Come out and play!

Columbia Families in Nature (CFIN) provides free, fun, friendly opportunities for families to spend time together in nature. On two to three Sunday afternoons a month CFIN outings take place at natural areas in and around Columbia, Maryland. These outings emphasize play time in nature and also include hands-on environmental education and conservation activities. 

​By connecting families with nearby nature, the goals of CFIN are to: foster greater connection with nature and the community; increase environmental awareness and action; support the well-being of participants; and help strengthen family relationships.
Chip and Ashley Donahue, Kids In the Valley Adventuring Nature Club