by Alex Coté When I first learned about playwork,  it crystallized everything I’d been feeling about working with kids and the discomfort I felt about what I was being taught in other settings. My questions disappeared (“Why can’t I let kids climb up the slide? Why shouldn’t they jump off the bench? What’s so bad about playing in the rain?”) and were replaced by all new questions (“Is this possible in the… Read More

We are extremely pleased to be working with Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play to bring to you the first ever Playwork Campference. During 16th to 19th February 2017, we will be gathering together in Val Verde CA, USA to celebrate playwork in the surroundings of the hatchling site, Eureka Villa Adventure Playground. The Playwork Campference 2017 will have the following focuses: Playwork Practice – specifically learning how to embed playwork into both… Read More

WE NEED DONATIONS!  LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT TO DONATE ANY OF THESE ITEMS AND WE WILL COME AND GET THEM.   **Please make sure your donated items are washed and cleaned before pick-up** Cardboard boxes big and small! Fabric DUCT TAPE Rope or String Containers (buckets or things that can be re-used, i.e. yogurt containers, coffee cans, tin cans, etc.) Box Cutters (These would be for playworkers and volunteers ONLY…we… Read More

  Registration Open for Upcoming One of a Kind Playwork Campference February 16-19, 2017 in Val Verde, CA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/20/2016   Val Verde, CA – February 16-19, 2017 – UK based Pop-up Adventure Play is teaming up with Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play to host a first time Playwork Campference in Val Verde, CA February 16-19th 2017.   The Campference will headline Professor Fraser Brown, Head of Playwork at Leeds… Read More

We are delighted to announce an upcoming “Campference”!!  We are hosting this camp/conference as part of our priceless connection with Pop-up Adventure Play out of the UK. In many of our experiences of facilitating adventure play whether as a pop-up temporary event or on our permanent site of Eureka Villa one thing stands out as vital to the environment of free-play and that is PLAYWORK! Playwork is the focus of this event… Read More