Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Columbia Families in Nature (CFIN)? 
We are a family nature club! It is our goal to gather children, families, friends, and community members to share outdoor adventures and experience the benefits of time spent together in nature. Families with children of a range of ages - from infants to teens - are invited. Please read the details for each outing to see if it is a good fit for your family.

Is there a fee to join?
No!  We are a free group and there is no membership fee.  In some rare cases, however, there may be a small fee required for specific events. Full detail about any fees will always be outlined upfront in the event details.

Are CFIN outings just for kids and their parents? ALL family members are welcome!  We love having moms, dads, grandparents, aunts/uncles, neighbors, etc. come out with the special kids in their lives. Kids of all ages are welcome, just note the details of each event as they are posted to see if it sounds like a good fit for your family.

Do we need to have much experience with outdoor activities?
No! Come as you are, just wear sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothes, and bring water and a snack for your family. We will take care of the rest and help you learn what you want to know about getting outdoors as a family as we go. 

May we bring our dog to outings?
While we love dogs, some children may not be comfortable around them or be allergic and some venues have animal restrictions. Please leave the furry family members at home.

Can children attend events by themselves? No. CFIN requires that adults stay with their children at all times. We encourage you to come prepared to make a memory with your child(ren).

This sounds great! How do I get involved? It’s easy! Either register on the contact us page of this site to receive event invitations, or follow us on Facebook to do the same.