Jamie Black – Founder of Wild Craft Play ‘sCool
Jamie Black (aka: Hummingbird)
Jamie Black, also known as Hummingbird, welcomes you to the world of Wild Craft Play ‘sCool.
Like many, Jamie wears many different… pairs of shoes. Yes shoes. (Not all skills require a hat). Jamie is an outdoor guide, consultant, Behavior Interventionist, Artist, Dancer, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, and practices healing through modalities including Guided Drum Journeys, Earthing and EFT.
Since 2004, Jamie has offered programs, training, workshops and curated productions that lead children, youth and adults through life-altering adventures. As an Ecologically minded Social-Purposed visionary, Jamie has taken great pride in collaborating with organizations, businesses and community members providing quality services for children, youth and leaders in a variety of outdoor and adventure-based educational and performing arts.
The Game of Wild Craft Play was born in early 2008, launching two, week-long spring break programs in the Arrowsmith region. Thanks to support from Jim Powell and a government grant, Wild Craft Play, The Game, was born with a 110% success, and a craving to be, do and create more. The whole concept of child engaging play has grown since 2008 through direct study, constant feedback, and community collaboration. Jamie extends her gratitude for the community support that encouraged Wild Craft Play to become a school in 2017.
Previous to the existence of Wild Craft Play, Jamie ran SoLe Adventure, a social-purpose enterprise generated in 2004 with the purpose of
Regenerating resilience in youth the way Nature intended.
Through an evolution of program development and learning-by-doing, Jamie shares her skills from past experiences in outdoor play, the arts and digital story production in this as a “Fun Facilitator” with youth who might be “at-risk” to youth who are “outside the box” thinkers as well as training for people who work with youth.
Jamie focuses on leadership, team building, and many types of self-awareness skills, using a unique facilitation technique she calls The Hummingbird Approach, sprinkled with original songs, local lore and story, ancestral teachings, all deeply rooted in this place.
Through her journey of graduating her MA, she affectionately calls a Masters of Adventure (aka: Arts in Environmental Education and Communication)
Jamie is being called to offer her services in socially and ecologically-minded causes, especially ones that connect youth with the Earth, and with their own innate gifts.
With her Eco-Social-Enterprise, Jamie engages people and organizations who are seeking education and support for children, to level up and re-generate through creative play in nature.
While sharing her passion with children, youth and leaders, Jamie also writes, produces and generates community experiences through outdoor exploration, nature-based play, theatrical performance, art, music, and dramatic fun. Now can you see why she is called Hummingbird?
Since 2003 on a wonder-filled journey to New Zealand, Jamie developed an internal drive to make a difference in the world, and has not looked back. When you engage with Wild Craft Play ‘sCool, you are joining a movement to make a difference with children, and the Earth.
Statement from Jamie Black:
It has been an honor and a privilege to offer my services in the many ways over the years. I feel but a service to the greater powers that guide us on this path, and desire only to continue being of service in this way. I have used nature and creative play as a medium to inspire body, mind and soul awareness since 2004 and intend on continuing with ease and grace. Now SoLe Adventure is turning into my Behavior Intervention arm with youth with Autism. As a Co-conspirator with Nature, I am building adventures that can positively impact the lives of all children. If you aren’t connected yet, come join the conversation at www.facebook.com/wildcraftplayscool
As an ecological and social enterprise, Wild Craft Play ‘sCool desires is to build a positive and wholesome relationship with fellow leaders, teachers, and community members to make a sustainable and memorable experience that leads to a larger network of opportunities and growth for influential play.
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