Do you and your children have a love of the outdoors and enjoy spending time with like minded families?  Is your goal to get outside more with your kids but you need some ideas?  Do you lack experience in the outdoors?  Are you a parent who would like to do more activities in the outdoors but would like company on your outings?  If you can relate to any of these, then this is the group for you.

This group is for ANYONE and EVERYONE who has kids (or grandkids, nieces or nephews)!

Join us for camping with kids, hiking with kids, fishing with kids, exploring the outdoors with kids, playing in the creek, jumping in mud puddles, having picnics and so much more!

About the group:

The Active AZ Families Meetup Group was founded in March 2010 by a local single mother of 3 boys, Holly Hunter. 

Holly grew up in an active outdoorsy family in Kansas but has called Arizona home for over 13 years. Growing up, her family camped, fished, hunted and explored the great outdoors. Then she grew up and had kids of her own, only to realize that she wasn't doing with her own sons most of the fun things that she grew up doing. What a tragedy.

This is when she picked up the book "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder" by Richard Louv. This book had a profound effect on her life. She made a conscious decision to start getting outdoors with her children more. She bought a tent and started taking them camping, hiking and exploring and she found herself being reborn. She found her bliss. This is when she decided she needed to share her passion with other families...to help them share their love of nature with their own children.

Today, the Active AZ Families Meetup Group has grown to 560+ FAMILIES...not just members but FAMILIES. The incredible thing is that everyone who joins this group tends to join for the same reason...to find more ways to bond with their kids in THE GREAT OUTDOORS but to do it in an environment that encourages an easygoing, healthy, fun and safe interaction with the outdoors.

Our members experience levels range from beginners all the way up to "experts". We are parents first and our children are our motivation and our drive. We're here to teach them, to bond with them and to grow with them. This TIME that we put in is a HUGE INVESTMENT that is PRICELESS...and we all know it!

If you are looking for a great group of families who really enjoy spending time in the outdoors with their kids, then this group is for you. Join us today!!

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    2 Nature Lovers attending
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 11:00 AM

    Butterfly Wonderland

    16 Nature Lovers attending
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    0 Nature Lovers attending
  • Friday, September 11, 2015 2:00 PM

    Manzanita Campout in Sedona Sept. 11-13, 2015

    5 Nature Lovers attending
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015 2:00 PM

    Camping Trip to Chavez Crossing in Sedona Sept. 19-20, 2015 (one night)

    30 Nature Lovers attending
  • Friday, September 25, 2015 2:00 PM

    Manzanita Campout in Sedona Sept. 25-27, 2015

    6 Nature Lovers attending
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    0 Nature Lovers attending
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    0 Nature Lovers attending
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    0 Nature Lovers attending
  • Friday, December 11, 2015 1:00 PM

    Desert Camping @ McDowell Mtn. Regional Park Dec. 11 - Dec. 13, 2015

    49 Nature Lovers attending
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    0 Nature Lovers attending
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    0 Nature Lovers attending
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    0 Nature Lovers attending
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    0 Nature Lovers attending
  • Friday, April 22, 2016 2:00 PM

    Camping Trip to Chavez Crossing in Sedona April 22-24, 2016

    17 Nature Lovers attending
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    0 Nature Lovers attending
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    0 Nature Lovers attending
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:00 AM

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free

    0 Nature Lovers attending
 
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