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Address 6600 Blackwells Hollow Road
Crozet, Virginia 22932
Phone (434) 823-5100
Website http://www.wildrock.org
Primary Contact Meg Phillips
Primary Email meg@wildrock.org
Executive Director Meg Phillips
Primary Focus Area Children/Youth (non-education)
Service Areas
  • Augusta
  • Albemarle
  • Buckingham
  • Charlottesville
  • Fluvanna
  • Greene
  • Louisa
  • Madison
  • Nelson
  • Orange
  • Statewide

Mission Statement

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.

Key Programs

Program 1
Title:Community Days on the Playscape
Description:Wildrock welcomes the public and affinity groups to its playscape and 28 acre nature facility in Crozet, Virginia.
Program 2
Title:Field Trips
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.
Program 3
Description:Wildrock offers custom workshops for families, community groups, educators and therapists, and business groups.

Giving Opportunities

Opportunity 1
Title:Wildrock Operations
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/