Since 2010, Pop Up Adventure was part of the US Playwork and Adventure Play scene, also helping it to grow.  New projects from coast-to-coast in North America, and around the world, with leaders combining passion and dedication. We are proud to consider colleagues and friends.

At the same time, we know firsthand the struggles in starting projects and in keeping them going.

We were offering a totally unique Pre-Campference Leadership Intensive. It was designed specifically to support Project Leaders on those issues and any others they face. It was an event that happened in addition to the Playwork Campference 2019 (it started 24 hours before the Campference itself) and there were only a limited number of spots available. We talked about:

  • Finding the right adventure play/playwork model for your community
  • Outreach and marketing
  • Finding (and keeping!) great staff
  • Partnering with other organizations
  • Financial sustainability

Also, last but not least, personal sustainability!

We also spent time talking about the movement as a whole. Accordingly, sharing ideas and strategising about how we can best support one another in pushing this work forward to larger audiences, while still retaining what makes this approach so unique.

Participants can be anywhere in the process of Project Leadership, but we are prioritising applicants who are already underway (at least one or two pop-up adventure playgrounds in).

If you’ve ever felt “all this rests on me” – come on down!

We don’t have all the answer but we have dialogue, experience and chocolate.

Pre-Campference Leadership Intensive
By Morgan