Mom Group: Hike it Baby Hampton Roads
Want to get outside with your kid? Want to meet other parents who love being active? Want a community of caring Moms and Dads?
Then you need to check-out Hike it Baby Hampton Roads.
What is it: Hike it Baby Hampton Roads is a non-profit organization
that meets at local trails (urban and nature) and take the littles out for adventure.
The range from fast paced walks for the parents, to kid-led hikes, to even a toddle-waddle led by the toddlers. Hike it Baby has something for every family.
The group meets all over Hampton Roads — from Windsor Castle out in Smithfield, to First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, to Williamsburg Farmers Market.
Hike it Baby International has a very important mantra – “Leave no Mommy Behind”. And they follow it too. Whether you need to stop to change a diaper, feed or handle a melt down, the whole group stops and patiently waits.
Each Hike begins with a welcome circle where the Hike lead explains the Hike. Then everyone goes around and introduces themselves and their kids.
How do I Join: Visit Hike it Baby and find the Hampton Roads chapter. You will need to sign-up and fill out a waiver.
There is a $10 a year fee to cover cost, but you do get a free 90 day membership to try out the group. In my 3 months of maternity leave I must have done 30+ hikes, and was able to meet amazing people, and get out of the house. Most the people I met I am still friends with now and keep in touch with regularly.
Why Hampton Roads Moms Love it: I spent a lot of time with Hike it Baby during maternity leave and found them to be a beautiful groups of parents who actually really do care for each other. When you show up to a hike whether it be your 1st of 500th, someone will go out of their way to include you.
Please, check them out, you won’t regret it!