End of Year Reflections: 2021

End of Year Reflections: 2021

By Pop-Ups Zan It’s been over a decade of Pop-Up Adventure Play and we are thankful to be reflecting on another year of play advocacy. This year, Pop-Up Adventure Play has continued to work on connecting playful folk around the world. This year Morgan and I have...
Behind the Scenes of the PDC

Behind the Scenes of the PDC

We began developing and running the Playworker Development Course (PDC) way back in 2013. It was designed to meet a very specific need: individual play advocates all around the world wanted to learn more about playwork theory and how to put it into action. Since then,...
Hello there, 2021!

Hello there, 2021!

By Zan It’s 2021 and we rejoice in the start of a brand new year! The unpredictability of 2020 has taught us make some positive and achievable plans for 2021. And having thought long and hard, we’d like to share them with you: As per our announcement, we...
Our 2020: The Year of the Unexpected

Our 2020: The Year of the Unexpected

By Morgan Right now, my world is under nearly three feet of snow. It is even quieter in Vermont than usual, and I can hear the busy woodpeckers hammering away above, and a stream gurgling determinedly at the bottom of the garden. Getting anywhere new, off the...
Prioritizing Play Conference 2020: Online

Prioritizing Play Conference 2020: Online

We are so enormously excited about the upcoming Prioritizing Play Conference! Kelsey of KOOP Adventure Play has gathered a remarkably knowledgeable, talented, and genuinely diverse line-up of play and playwork people. This is going to be a 7-week online conference...

GUEST WRITER: Joy During War

Maritza has been a friend to Pop-Ups for several years. She is a gifted playworker at AP at the Parish School, a warm host to Campference visitors, and creator of truly magnificent pupusas. As a student on our Playworker Development Course, Maritza has now shared a...