By MorganSo, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but we hosted a Campference with Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play in Val Verde, CA.It went pretty well.Welcoming folks at the Pacific Oak.Children played as we talked about playwork.Learning about ropes and knots.Playwork...
By ZanTeam Pop-Up Adventure Play and Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play are extremely excited to be having a free film screening as part of the Playwork Campference 2017. It will feature The Land documentary, about Plas Madoc Adventure Playground in Wrexham, Wales,...
Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play dream of creating a space to allow and encourages vibrant, exciting, self-directed play opportunities for the children of Los Angeles, both now and as a future legacy. They dream of bringing their community together with play, and...
By Pop-Ups AndyAfter an epic 12 year playwork journey from an un-sure 17 year old volunteer, through the stages of front-line playworker, playwork graduate and Children’s Centre Manager in the UK, I have landed here, starting a new adventure with the fine people of...
By MorganOn my first playwork assignment, I was lucky to join an existing team that worked together well. We’d make eye contact frequently during the session, and pull one another aside during slow moments to observe together and swap little funny anecdotes....
By Erica QuigleyErica came to us with her background in Landscape Architecture hoping to take more of a playwork approach to her work. Pop-Ups Morgan has been her Playworker Development Course tutor since January, and was able to meet her at the adventure playground...
By MorganJill Wood is one of our favorite people. We first met her on the 2014 tour – she hugged us tight when we left, and has been a tremendous Friend to Pop-Ups ever since. Most recently, she put me up in her spare room for months while we worked...
By MorganIn 2013, Erin Davis arrived at The Land with a film crew. Suzanna drove over for a visit, and put Erin and I on the phone to say hello. We didn’t get long to talk though, as Erin had to go suddenly as the children were “launching the...
By ZanWe have talked a lot about our focus for our Playwork Campference, about the focus on practice, and the emphasis on you. We haven’t yet told you much about where we will be doing this, and the delightful hosts of our event. Ladies and gentlemen, Pop-Up...
By MorganYears ago, I visited an adventure playground. It was a place that once was rich and thriving, but in recent years something had shifted. The children were bored, the site seniors were raising funds to have builders come in and create some new equipment… It...
By MorganHave you heard that there’s a new adventure playground opening in the US – in fact, right in NYC? We are so excited about this project, which is led by the group of extraordinarily dedicated individuals known as play:ground. They’ve been hosting pop-up...
By MorganWe are standing in a circle, facing a fire in the perishing cold. My face is hot and dry while sleet seeps through ill-considered jeans and trickles into my shoes. On a hill, with a steel slide to one side and a view of brick houses and a huge, grey sky. With...
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