built for children, by children
Summer Camp 2019!
We are pleased to announce registration for Summer Camp at The Yard in 2019!
Enrollment is now open for ten 1 week sessions from June 24 through August 30, 2019.
Including the return of Girls Week, July 29-August 2, and Early Bird registration until Feb 3rd!
SMALL GROUP PLAY SESSIONS
Ever wanted more time at The Yard without all the crowds? Keen to play on site with just a few friends? This season we're excited to be piloting NEW private/small group adventure play sessions at our amazing play lot with Head Playworker and play enthusiast Yoni Kallai. Geared towards young people age 2-18 who can’t get enough of The Yard, sessions last between 45 minutes and 1 hour and 45 minutes and take place during weekdays in June, September and October, depending on availability.
Playwork and playworkers are the heart of our play experience. They create a space for inquisitiveness, independence and creativity. Their skill set is formed through understanding the theories underpinning playwork and through experience on site at The Yard. Self directed play with loose parts and the playwork perspective can enhance any youth oriented environment. Bring your team out for professional development training to learn from our playworkers and have a chance to experience The Yard first hand.
WHO WE ARE
play:groundNYC is a non-profit organization advocating for young people’s rights by providing playworker-run environments that encourage risk-taking, experimentation and freedom through self directed play.
WAYS TO PLAY
We operate a 50,000 square foot adventure playground on Governors Island, and work with communities to establish their own neighborhood playgrounds and play initiatives.