This playgroup is for nature lovers with children who want to meet and make friends with other families while walking, riding, eating, camping, and enjoying playdates.  This is not a mom's group. It's a family playgroup and Dads are always welcome. Our group's activities are geared toward lower elementary age kids, but younger and older kids are welcome.

When you request to join, plan on being ACTIVE in the group by coming out at least once a month. I also encourage you to check out our members' profiles and reach out to members you think you have something in common with.

Most weeknight events take place near Almaden Lake in San Jose. Weekend meetups are frequently scheduled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the beach, and up and down the coast. Events will usually be scheduled Fri., Sat., Sun. during most of the year. During the summer and school breaks I have weekday playdates as well.

Some examples of our meetups are: state and county park visits, beach days, holiday celebrations, playgrounds, indoor play areas, zoos, short hikes, farm visits, theme parks, campouts, mom's home playdates, and parent's night out. This list is not all-inclusive!  I love to have assistant organizers help with ideas and schedule events, so please share your brain!

Come and see what you think! Then after checking out our past and future events, commit by submitting your nominal $5.00 yearly dues. This payment is due when you sign up for your first meetup.

P.S. "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." I don't know who originally said this, but man are they right! As you campers know, camping trips require a 6-month in advance plan, so mark you calendars accordingly and prepare to commit! I always make my reservations and then if I need to, I cancel. If you don't make a reservation, everything will book up!

We're 49 Nature lovers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, August 21, 2015 2:00 PM

    Big Sur Campout!

    19 Nature lovers attending
  • Thursday, September 3, 2015 2:00 PM

    Labor Day Campout at Cansini Ranch on the Sonoma Coast

    15 Nature lovers attending
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015 9:45 AM

    Woodside the day of the horse festival

    1 Nature lovers attending
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 9:00 AM

    Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival!!

    3 Nature lovers attending
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Ann , Karl

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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