A bit about Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play…
Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) Adventure Play is a group that advocates free play for children and adults. We believe that physical and mental space for free play is an essential piece of a healthy and happy life, as well as access to nature, a supportive community, and a measure of the benefits of risk.
What is free play?
Free Play is what happens when we takea way the structures and expectations of “Adulterated” or Product-based play. It allows us to make use of our own curiousities about the world, giving a space in which we can take calculated risks to learn about our relation to the environment. Free Play inherently promotes learning, social interaction, problem solving skills, stress relief and many other benefits. For further information, research, and writing on free play please visit our Research and Resources page.
What does SCV Adventure Play do?
- We engage the community to find people and places to come together and make our lives a little more playful.
- We do Pop-up Adventure Playgrounds, where we gather in a temporary space and provide loose parts to manipulate, construct, deconstruct, and just play with. During these events we act as playworkers, creating an environment that is safe and supportive to enable players to freely explore their ideas.
- We offer our services to analyze and evaluate spaces for play and education on playworking.
- We talk and/or workshop with people interested in free play, adventure playgrounds, the benefits of risk for children, or the theory of loose parts.
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ERICA LARSEN DOCKRAY