Member Directory


Address 2521 Summit Ridge Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone (434) 245-0749
Website http://www.wildrock.org
Primary Contact Carolyn Schuyler
Primary Email info@wildrock.org
Executive Director Carolyn Schuyler
Primary Focus Area Children/Youth (non-education)
Service Areas
  • Augusta
  • Albemarle
  • Buckingham
  • Charlottesville
  • Fluvanna
  • Greene
  • Louisa
  • Nelson

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: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.
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/

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.