Start / Join a Branch

Thank you for your interest in growing a branch in your area. Hike it Baby is made up of Branches (this is what we call cities and counties who join in) and there are Branch Ambassadors in every region to help keep hikes in the calendar and the conversation flowing. Whether you have a branch in your city or you are helping facilitate a new one, this is the place to start.

Our community is built on dedicated volunteers who all have a common goal—to get children out into nature from birth to school age. Please look through the information on registering as a Branch Ambassador; it will take about 20-30 minutes to read and fill out all the paperwork.

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Is there an existing branch near you?

There are two places to check to find out if a community exists already:
Find hikes in your area with our hike search to connect with a branch in the real world.
Find your local Facebook page to connect with your community online.

We prefer branches to be spaced about 20-30 minutes driving distance apart. If there is a branch near you and you are unsure whether to join their branch team or start your own, please email training@hikeitbaby.com and our Training Team Captain will help you.

If you are starting a new branch with teammates, this section is for you as well!

If there isn’t a branch near you:

 Start a Branch

Joining an Existing Branch?

Are you joining other Ambassadors in your area? The first step is to reach out to the current Ambassadors and share your interest with them. Not sure who they are? You can check the pinned post on the branch’s Facebook group or email training@hikeitbaby.com.

All of our Ambassadors work together as a team, so it is important that you are able to have a conversation with those in your local community who are already involved with Hike it Baby. Try to meet with them in person or over the phone to get to know each other and learn about their experience with Hike it Baby.

After you have a conversation with other Ambassadors in your community:

Begin Your Registration