This week-long intensive program is for educators, graduate students, playworkers in outdoor parks, children’s museums, and playgrounds, social workers, play therapists, and child life specialists, who are interested in learning more about the developmental importance of play. Through lectures led by experts in the field, the reading and discussion of articles, hands-on seminars, and observations, the program explores play in learning, therapeutic, and recreational contexts through an interdisciplinary lens. Participants engage in field observations of children at Sarah Lawrence College’s Early Childhood Center and at Community Adventure Play Experiences. Participants will receive a certificate with contact hours/in-service hours. Upon successful completion of the program and final written project, participants will receive one graduate credit in Child Development or Art of Teaching.