Camp Build


Camp Build is a three-year project funded by the Mayor of London’s Young London Inspired Fund.

Each year (2019-2021) London Play will run three ‘build in the wild’ weekend camps for 11-15-year olds who like building stuff (go-karts, tree-houses, ramps etc.), or want to learn how to.

The camps will give young people skills that they can use when they return to their playgrounds, to help with the upkeep and development of the site. In addition, new routes to apprenticeships, workplace training and ultimately paid work will be laid out with support given.

Each camp provides free places for 20 young people (10 each from two London adventure playgrounds, preferably geographically close to each other). Two adventure playground workers from each playground will also be funded to attend.

We want to make sure this generation of kids get the same chance to experiment safely as previous generations did. Want to know more? Download the project overview and handbook below, watch this short film or email us for more information. See you in the wild?

Camp Build overview_2
Camp Build handbook
Adventure play
OK, so WE KNOW that adventure playgrounds are worth their weight in gold. Our Play Works project (2015-20) supported play workers to make sure they had the evidence to convince potential funders of the same.
Current work
2021: The Play Street Carousel is a unique project that harnesses the power of play to strengthen bonds between neighbours, even as the pandemic keeps us all apart.
London Play Press Releases
With residential camps on hold for now, Camp Build has gone on tour to bring the unique building adventure to playgrounds across the capital.


Click here to go to our play map and find adventure playgrounds, play streets and all our other favourite places to play in London.