Sometimes one must take a leap of faith and stretch one’s comfort zone by driving across Canada in January, yup it’s crazy, and TOTALLY worth it! I didn’t drive across Canada because I wanted to see the country in the snow, it wasn’t about the scenery… For me, January is a time of ending and new beginnings and I needed … Read More
A journey to Toronto Outdoor Education School
A journey to Toronto Outdoor Education School turned out to be fruitful. Throughout my research, there were a number of people who told me about the Toronto Outdoor Education School, and recommend I connect with them, as they were a leading role model across Canada for being the most advanced and effective outdoor education program that ensured that the students … Read More
Time for Integration @WildCraftPlay’sCool
It’s time for Integrating the lessons of the year @WildCraftPlay. Sending big thanks to all of our teachers, mentors, guides, ancestors, children and Nature for all of the gifts provided this year. This has been a whirl wind of incredible creation, completion, change and integration. Now it seems a good time to go within and allow the dust to settle. … Read More
The story of the Wild Craft Play Nov 4th Special Day
The story of the Wild Craft Play Nov 4th Special Day For those of you who missed this extraordinary day You will find highlights below Of Ogre’s tales, youth sharing skills And archery in the snow. Navigate downwards And pleasantly you shall find Stories that require, imagination And an open mind. Gratitude (in the Northeast) Thank you, to all of … Read More
Letting Go and Trusting the Process
Now there’s a loaded statement “Let go and trust the process.” Right. Just let go. That sounds easy enough. Am I the only one who has a hard time letting go? Yet, once I let go of trying so hard, and finally give in to trusting that things will work out as they are meant to, **Bing, I get a … Read More
Stories of Week 1
Here are the stories of week 1. Enjoy! Our first day at Wild Craft Play ‘sCool Drawn by Nature on Tuesdays: 10am to 2pm For youth ages 11 – 17 Where youth came into their own potential through a Guided Discovery Learning process called The Hummingbird Approach, founded by Jamie Black. For youth who thrive in uncertainty and minimal, if not … Read More
Register for Wild Craft Play ‘sCool today!
Hello everyone! I created a little video to help spread the word about Wild Craft Play ‘sCool. Please spread the word, and help build our community through Performing Arts and Adventure Education. Enjoy!
I commend you, teachers of Ballenas Secondary School
Today, I spent the whole day with two buses full of teens up Mt. Washington, What a gift! I had the pleasure and privilege of accompanying skilled teachers in the act of taking children not only outside, but on great adventures that were challenging, risky and potentially dangerous, and it was an incredible success, except for the fate of a … Read More
What you eat matters!
I believe that what we eat matters… don’t you? What we choose to consume determines our future, our health, the health of our children and relationships. Doesn’t everyone want to live a vibrant life? Recently I have been having many conversations about food security, and what I find even more important is the nutrition density of the food we consume… … Read More
He walx like a fox.
Yep, you read it right. He walx like a fox! Today was such an inspiring day, I had to write a post about it. I feel so privileged and blessed to be an Adventure Interventionist with trust and permission from family and education system to get a child outside every week! For over 5 years, I have worked with the … Read More
Hummingbird Guides Training – coming soon!
Hummingbird Guides Training is coming soon! Thanks to The Nature of Play Conference – Hosted by the Nanaimo Child Development Centre – Oct 5, 2016 It was a real privilege and pleasure to attend this highly educational and professional conference this weekend. I knew it was going to be motivational and educational because Hilary Leighton and Dave Segal are incredible people … Read More
Jamie Black as a child in nature: An autobiography
Jamie Black as a child in nature: An autobiography. “Why can’t we build a fire here?” I would ask mom. “Good question!” she would reply, and then provide space for hands-on learning to ingrain the awareness and the knowing that my actions have consequences, and that nature needs to be protected. Being nature aware is second nature to me because … Read More
Tonight I just had an epiphany about my role as a facilitator. I thought I was a storyteller, but it turns out I am a facilitator of storymaking. I am in the midst of my data analysis for my Masters Research. I have been working on this baby for over a year now, and in the last three months I have been … Read More
Stuck In The Mud
For one so young, there is no thought as to what may happen after acting on an impulse. To a young girl, a ditch full of thick, wet mud looks like a great deal of fun; but what happens after the fun? Out for a walk on a cloudy day (I added this: with the Wild Craft Play group and … Read More
A Little more about Caving…
After the first taste of caving, the yearning begins. With each caving adventure… …the desire gets stronger and stronger until it is a ravenous hunger waiting to be fed. Although caving is an exciting sport, it can also be risky. Imagine going into a cave, crawling down at a slight decline, then coming out into a huge cavern. It takes … Read More
Tell us your vision for your children
Welcome to the first post for Wild Craft Play. Thank you for taking the time to read and follow us! We would like to know your vision for your children. I have been studying children in play for over 15 years, and now, as I finish my Masters Thesis in Adventure, I have just come across a Ted Talk from the … Read More