2521 Summit Ridge Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Wildrock’s mission is to promote nature play for health and happiness.
Wildrock is a non-profit dedicated to promoting nature play for health and happiness. By providing enriched nature play experiences at its Playscape and Discovery Center location in rural Crozet and offering a Nature Play Lab program in urban green spaces, Wildrock seeks to make the vital benefits of nature play for healthy child development available to all children in our community. Programs promote emotional resilience, strong networks of social support, social skills, cognitive development, and sense of belonging in the natural world. Wildrock provides training and leads innovative initiatives throughout the community to advance the emerging field of ecotherapy and to promote community mental health through nature connection.
|Title:||On Solid Ground Program|
|Description:||On Solid Group Programs are largely grant-funded programs providing therapeutic experiences in nature to promote emotional resilience and strong networks of social support. Wildrock works with talented ecotherapists, social workers, expressive artists, body workers, and naturalists to create customized retreats. We work closely with nonprofit partners and community groups to create experiences that ground visitors in the strength of community, the restorative benefits of nature, and stress-relief of playful experiences. Refugee Welcomes, Veteran Get Aways, and Family Treasure Adventures are all On Solid Ground Programs held at Wildrock.|
|Description:||Wildrock offers Early Childhood and Grade School Field Trips. These trips invite play-based learning and student-directed inquiry. Themes correspond with the Virginia Standards of Learning and are adapted to meet the developmental needs of each age group. A special Four Season Discovery Program invites preschoolers to come for four discounted trips over the course of the school year. Grade schools can choose from themed trips: Habitat Hunt, Story Weavers, Wilderness Trek, Land Artistry, and Wildrock Stewards.|
Wildrock also offers Field Trips to senior citizen community groups. Choices include Life Stories in Nature and Tray Play in Nature.
|Description:||Wildrock offers custom workshops for families, community groups, educators and therapists, and business groups.|
|Description:||Wildrock is currently fundraising to meet our operational expenses and remaining capital expenses. Donations are accepted online via the following link: https://www.wildrock.org/donate/|