****** Dear Campference 2019 attendees, Why do we attend conferences? To paraphrase the 20th Century poet, T.S. Eliot: ‘information is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom.’ In other words, it is possible to have lots of information in your memory about a...
By Zan The five of us sat smiling at one another as we reaffirmed for the umpteenth time that organising our first-ever conference would be a fabulous idea. It was a year before the proposed date and our many play connections combined with our passion for play could...
By Morgan So, 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....
Team 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 and also...
By Pop-Up’s Andy As I headed down the jet-bridge onto the plane, something hit me. Not physically, but emotionally. I had to take a moment to check-in with myself and regroup my thoughts. Through a deductive soliloquy of ‘been there, done that’ I...
Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play (SCVAP Adventure Play) dreamed of creating a space that allowed and encouraged vibrant, exciting, self-directed play opportunities for the children of Los Angeles, both then and as a future legacy. They dreamed of bringing their...
After an epic 12-year playwork journey from an unsure 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 Pop-Up Adventure...
By Zan We 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...
Years 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 had lost...
By Morgan So, 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...
You will also have the option to opt-out of these cookies should you want to.
These cookies allow us to analyse your use of the site to evaluate and improve our performance. They may also be used to provide a better customer experience on this site.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, camapign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randoly generated number to identify unique visitors.
Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
Stores information about your session, how long the site was visited and the specific pages visited.
This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location
We use such cookies to remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser’s ads or search results, and your visits to an advertiser’s website.
Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.