OutGrown: Where Community and Nature Meet

At OutGrown, we believe in the transformative power of community and the great outdoors. Our mission is to bring families with children ages 0-5 together, fostering connections with nature and each other. Through our innovative programs – Turn The Blues Green, Bring it Outside, Hike it Baby, and our Family Trail Guide– we offer diverse, inclusive experiences that resonate with families from all walks of life bridge the baby nature gap.

The Turn the Blues Green program aims to alleviate the isolation and overwhelm frequently experienced by new caregivers, fostering a sense of community and connecting them to the natural world from birth. Turn the Blues Green is about nurturing mental and physical wellbeing and building strong, lasting bonds with nature and fellow caregivers, with a special focus on maternal wellness.

The Bring it Outside program is designed to support under-resourced families with children ages 0-5 who have a severed connection to nature in getting outside together. Bring it Outside offers culturally-relevant  opportunities to strengthen the connection between caregivers and young children while they spend time in nature and introduces early environmental awareness.

The Hike it Baby program supports families with children ages 0-5 to continue growing up outdoors and building community together. Through our free community events calendar, families can lead and join outings in their own communities. Our Outside Guide training equips local families with the skills to host inclusive and accommodating outings.

The Family Trail Guide is a free resource that allows families to find and share new places to explore with a  focus on getting outside with young children. Entries are created for families, by families with the needs of children ages 0-5 and their caregivers as the lens through which to review and consider the accessibility of green spaces across North America.

Inviting families to play outside together is a powerful way to build community and foster a life-long love of nature.