Carolyn Schuyler, Founder of Wildrock

Carolyn Schuyler
Founder of Wildrock

Carolyn founded Wildrock, a newly formed and growing nonprofit with a mission to promote nature play for health and happiness. Wildrock, located in Crozet, Virginia, addresses the loss of nature connection in family life. Shocked by the statistic that today’s children spend only seven minutes a day in outdoor play and seven hours in front of a screen, Carolyn felt compelled to open a 28-acre playscape for a generation that has little experience with nature. Growing up, Carolyn spent her days playing in the 18-mile stream and woods near her home in Hamburg, New York. Nature held a sort of magic for Carolyn. After witnessing her own daughter playing in a stream, she wanted to ensure that more children would know the joy of playing in nature.