Play is intrinsically motivated, unstructured, unscheduled, and free flowing. Play is fun! Playing at River’s Edge challenges every sensory system including sight, touch, smell, hearing, taste, balance, and self-awareness to cultivate
social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth.
Playing this way is a WHOLE child challenge which we call "play with a purpose"!
Outdoor play is the primary way young children learn about the world and society around them. American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a daily minimum of 2 hours of active play for 3-5 year olds and states children are more likely to be active when outdoors and engaged in free play.
Our professional team of forest guides is trained to promote optimal child development and growth through nature play.
We strive to offer a wide range of nature immersion experiences to reach as many children as possible. Contact us to work together to find the perfect fit for your child, family, or school program! Let's help our kids experience the enormous benefits of nature play!