Morgan and Suzanna of Pop-Up Adventure Play and Jill of Bayou City Play would like to invite you to Playwork Campference 2019.

The Playwork Campference is a camping conference dedicated to the theory, ethics and practices of Playwork, offering a unique opportunity to spend time within a community of internationally experienced playworkers. Our small but growing field has a rich history and astonishing breadth of application. Meet colleagues who have started and staffed play-focused projects in parks, schools, hospitals, and Adventure Playgrounds. Observe playwork in action, and talk with new friends and mentors about the challenges and triumphs they’ve known. Through facilitated workshops, presentations on the latest research, and hands-on building opportunities, participants will be able to expand their knowledge, deepen their practice, and make strong personal connections with fellow playworkers.

“Campference was a completely unforgettable experience. Unlike other conferences where it is just info after info, I felt able to really think and reflect and resonate on what I was learning, and it truly ignited a flame inside of me – a passion already existed, but Campference really took that to a new level! I would definitely go back.” ~ Megan, Campference 2017

We are pleased to announce that we will have 2 keynote speakers for our 4-day, 3-night Campference in 2019. We have UK-based author and experienced playworker Ali Wood coming over to share her wisdom and have also invited fellow Campference organiser and US-based playworker Jill Wood as our second keynote.

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This page will be updated with information about our Campference as we go. Keep an eye on it for any exciting developments!


Theme:  “Through the Woods: Choosing a Playwork Path”

Dates: 15th-18th February 2019
Location: 11001 Hammerly Blvd, Houston, TX, 77043, USA

Early Bird Camper: $395 USD (Early bird ended on 31st October 2018)
Early Bird Non-camper: $325 USD (Early bird ended on 31st October 2018)
Full Price Camper: $495 USD
Full Price Non-camper: $425 USD

Please contact for group rates or financial assistance options.

***Registrations will close on 15th January 2019***



Accommodation Options

If you aren’t camping and are opting to find your own accommodation as part of the Campference, we have some options for you. We have negotiated discounts with 2 local hotels and have thoughts about Airbnb locations. Shoot a line if you’d like to find out more about this.


Have some questions about our Campference? We’ve got some answers for you! Check our FAQ page here to see if we can quench your thirst for more knowledge, or email

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