By MorganBlenheim, ON has a population of 4,563. Between the pop-up adventure playground and workshop afterwards, we saw about 200 – a significant proportion of the local residents. They welcomed us into the Growing Together Family Resource Centre and...
By MorganWell, we’ve had an awesome start to the tour.First, you marvelous individuals brought us over the line of our crowdfunding goal. One person was a particular friend to Pop-Ups, and we’d like to thank Queenie for her incredible generosity. Now we...
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 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 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 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 MorganSo, Suzanna and I have been to about 3,412 conferences over the years, mostly on the subject of play. It’s always good to meet with friends, and be introduced to new ideas and new advocates for children’s freedom. Plus, there’s usually...
By MorganHave you had a project that you loved? It’s no secret that at Pop-Up Adventure Play, quality playwork training is dear to our hearts. Five years ago, while supporting long-distance organizers of play events we realised they were clamoring for more information...
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 MorganHappy New Year!We all have our favorite holidays, and this one is mine – well, tied with my birthday, of course! It’s a little cheesy to say that this is a time of reflection, a chance to consider the year ending and make renewed commitments to the one...
By MorganTime on the road goes faster than in other places, and our stories are running a little bit behind, but here they are for you now.We were in Singapore for only 6 days, delivering one full-day workshop and 4 pop-ups. The first 3 were in partnership with...
By MorganI am writing on another place, from seat 26F gazing out on the rust-red earth far below. We are somewhere in the air between Brisbane and Perth – Justine, Suzanna and myself all in a row.Our last workshop and pop-up was in a town called Robina. Whispering...
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