Philanthropy and Fun Meshed Into One

The Chesapeake Outdoor Group – COG – was formed by a group of friends who share common interests in enjoying and protecting the Chesapeake Bay area.

COG provides a framework for its members to interact in pursuit of our common love of outdoor activities while also providing the vehicle for sponsoring community wellness and social gatherings.

Some of the fun activities provided for our members include organized hikes, picnics, monthly happy hours and our signature event, the COG 12 oz. Regatta.

In return, COG members donate their time and talents for various philanthropic events with assisting organizations that are actively helping our community and environment around Annapolis and the Chesapeake Region. COG has helped numerous organizations through both volunteerism and donations.

The Mission of the Chesapeake Outdoor Group

Our organization serves three main purposes:

  • Education regarding the natural environment through outdoor, wilderness, and other recreational group activities

  • Promotion of environmentally harmonious cooperation, goodwill, camaraderie, and entertainment among members and the public at large

  • Provision of volunteer projects, services, and general assistance to public and other organizations involved in protecting or bettering our environment, community, state and nation.

The Chesapeake Outdoor group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group

EIN 65-1263266