Welcome to COG Kids!

Promoting Environmental Education For Kids of all ages through fun and outdoor adventure!


Did you know?
- American children ages 2 - 5 spend an average of 32 hours per week in front of the TV.
- Simply viewing nature can help reduce stress in children.

- Spending time outside may lessen the symptoms of ADHD.

- Unstructured play allows children to learn how to work in groups, share, resolve conflicts and advocate for themselves.

(Sources: Nielsen Company 2009; Faber Taylor & Kuo 2008; Well & Evans 2003; Weinstein, Przybylski, & Ryan 2009)



Visit COG Kids website for a complete listing of all upcoming events!

Our mission is simple – let's all get off the couch and get outside!

Chesapeake Outdoor Group (COG) Kids is a free group that promotes environmental education for children through outdoor fun and adventure in the Annapolis & Chesapeake Bay area.

Free-play hours, farm visits, educational trips, volunteer efforts — we partner with local organizations for exclusive family events like these and more. When you join us, prepare to have fun, get messy and earn your bath.

Why COG Kids? Because research shows the important link between unstructured play outdoors and childhood development. Children who have free playtime outside are more likely to be healthier, get better grades in school, have higher self-esteem and be more creative. COG Kids is run by parents who understand this and live by it.

There’s no fee to register, come on in and explore! You can also follow COG Kids on Facebook.