Just let kids be kids
taking back childhood one playground at a time
What is an adventure playground?
An adventure playground is loose parts haven for kids. They consist of a collection of junk, tools, and other building supplies. While staff or playworkers keep an eye out for hazards, the space is designed for kids to take healthy risks, play with tools, and lead their own adventures.
WHY ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS WILL TRANSFORM YOUR CHILD
But it’s through these opportunities, all within a controlled environment that has been cleared by “playworkers” to ensure there are no hazards, or dangerous elements that children are unaware of, that your child develops real-world skills, ones they need to not only keep them on the right track as they get older, but also ones that are necessary for making a real difference in the world.
A short documentary on the power of play and adventure playgrounds
"Playwork is a practice and a profession that removes barriers to children's play. It has a decades long history in Europe and a hearty library of fascinating theory. Playworkers make adventure play possible." (The Land Website)
We need Adventure Play now.
There aren't enough places where kids can just be kids. Neighborhoods are shrinking, competitive sports are happening at younger and younger ages, and college prep starts in first grade. Kids need a chance to make mistakes, use their hands, and figure some stuff out themselves. That's why we added an Adventure Playground to camp and that's why we need more Adventure Playgrounds across the country. Let's give kids their childhood back!