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February 15th-18th, 2023

Camp Renegade Play is a FREE, 4-day virtual conference to help early childhood educators go from hesitant to confident when implementing the unconventional, yet developmentally appropriate, characteristics of play into their environment.

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Here is your chance to gain knowledge from over 20 experts and play advocates over the course of 4 days!

Maybe you...


✔️know children don't necessarily need adult noses in their business but struggle with what to do when you aren't teaching at the children.

✔️know that children learn through play but don't fully understand what is considered play and what is not.

✔️know preschool is not mini kindergarten but don't quite know how to advocate for yourself and the children in your program/environment.


✔️know process art is the way to go but parents are still expecting craft projects that are "cute" to hang on their refrigerator.

✔️ want to create a YES space for children but aren't quite sure what that means and what that looks like.

✔️ want to learn how help to transition children for grade school from your play based environment.

Over the course of four days, we will dive into the unconventional aspects of play based learning. Our speakers will cover topics that are most misunderstood and questioned by parents, caregivers, educators and administration. We will take a deeper look at topics such as:

  • circle time (not calendar time)
  • what play is and what is isn't
  • creating rich and interesting play environments
  • rediscovering the joy of singing
  • getting rid of weather charts
  • dismantling systemic oppression
  • the benefits of playing in the mud
  • loose part ideas
  • storytelling and storyacting
  • cross area play
  • YES environments
  • elimination choice charts and behavior charts as a way to manage children.
  • AND 👏 So 👏 Much 👏 More!
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I am your troop leader for this virtual summit!

My name is Kristen RB Peterson and I started my play based learning journey over 10 years ago.  I STILL struggle with letting go of what the typical, traditional preschool teacher "should be".  I've noticed that many other play based educators also struggle with fully adopting and embracing the unconventional aspects of play even when we know they are developmentally appropriate.


Join me at virtual camp and we can work together to bust through our fears and fully lean into play based learning once and for all.


Camp Renegade Play will run from February 15th-18th, 2023 with a variety of presentations to choose from each day.



The comfort of your own couch!  Or bed, or office, or even in your car on your way to work. You can tune into the virtual summit from anywhere with Internet access.


Presentations will be 20-60 minutes in length and will be available for 24 hours to encourage you to take action along with thousands of other play based learning educators.

Community Campfire

You will also have access to a private Facebook group for the summit where we will be partying it up before the summit starts and working together to lean in fully to renegade play topics once it kicks off!


As a camper, you will have the chance to win cool swag based on engagement BINGO and giveaways.  Entries are being awarded right now in the Facebook group!  Don't miss out!


Become a VIP camper!

After registering, you can also upgrade to gain access to the VIP Camper All Access Pass.  That means you will get access to the presentations for ONE year as well some great speaker added bonuses!

VIP Camper All Access Pass Holders will get a ticket to watch the LIVE (via Zoom), world premiere of The Renegade Play Camp Skit starring Kristen RB Peterson, Samuel Broaden and Willy Villalpando!

We will wrap up our virtual campfire together with an impactful, hilarious and perfectly timed skit that will leave you ready to take on the world! Then we will have a meet and greet /Q&A session with some of the camp counselors and Kristen after the skit!

I won't miss this!

Featured Speaker - Peter Gray

Research Professor

Samuel Broaden

Author, Trainer and Consultant


Jeff A. Johnson

Author, Podcaster, Speaker


Kisa Marx

Kid Crew Adventures Founder, Master Learner


Jocelyn Manzanarez

Circle Time Success Coach


Anisha Angelia

Early Childhood Coach, Consultant & Speaker

Carla Ward

RECE, Founder of Early Learning Foundations

Megg Thompson

Early Childhood Enthusiast & Play Advocate


Willy Villalpando (Mr. Willy PreK)

Early Education Advocate and Professor

Erin Martinez

Director of Little Feathers Ltd

Katie Heiser

Early Childhood Educator

Melysa Mei

Pre-K Teacher and Founder Pre-K Spot


Tina Gabel

Natural Classroom Specialist

Jessica Borowets

Owner of The Artful Child


Kyla Maciosek

Nature Created Play


Bia Baptista

The Young Learner Fairy 


Adrienne Hofmann

 Early Childhood Educator & Change Maker


Kristy Degraaf

Family Child Care Provider and Coach 


Victoria Edmond

Eductor, Director, Course Creator, Podcaster and Speaker

Laura Shea

Early Childhood Educator, Trainer, and Storyteller 

Mollie Von Kampen

Early Childhood Educator and Children's Book Enthusiast 

Learn more about each speaker here!

There are a lot of early childhood summits, trainings and workshops out there.  So what makes this one different? 

 First, this summit was created specifically with child centered, play based educators in mind.  This isn't a general knowledge summit.  Every single presentation is specialized to help answer your questions on the most renegade, rebellious, unconventional characteristics of play.  

 Camp generally involves a lot of games so we thought it was only fitting to add interactive games to the summit!  You can win cool camp swag and free resources!

 What other summit ends their weekend with a camp skit?  Singing by your camp counselors included.

I've moved into my cabin already.

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Which Option Is Right For You?

Free Ticket


only until February 14th

  • 20 sessions with thought leaders and experts in the play based learning
  • access to 4+ sessions each day (released by 9am CST) with 24 hour of access to those sessions
  • a pdf trail guide workbook to keep you on track and organized
  • access to a Facebook group to interact with the camp counselors (the speakers) and others in the play based learning community
  • camp wouldn't be complete without camp games and challenges!  You can take part in these to win prizes!
  • NOTE:  if you need a professional development certificate, check out the VIP Camper option (the free option does NOT include the PD certificate)
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VIP Camper All Access Pass


early bird price (price increases to $77 on Feb 15)

  • Everything the FREE ticket includes, PLUS...
  • a professional development certificate for 18 hours
  • a ticket to the Camp Skit and VIP Camper campfire on Friday, Feb 17 at 8pm CST (a live skit with Kristen, Willy and Samuel followed by a Q&A session  - all on Zoom)
  • access to the 20 presentations for 365 days so you can learn and repeat at your leisure!
I'm VIP ready!