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About the Clubhouse


Learning Without Walls: a Play Adventures Community School begins at the Play Adventures Clubhouse. A family and community oriented home child care facility offering an outdoor experiential, early childhood education based on the most recent research supporting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

This initiative has three overarching goals:

  1.  Firstly, we aim to build and support a strong community of families which are critically involved in the school operation.

  2. Secondly, we provide a high-quality outdoor learning experience based on the most recent research about effective learning methods, supporting the whole child and their social emotional as well as academic learning. The intent is to help children build a relationship with the environment and encourage self discovery by experiencing the interests by which they are personally guided.

  3. Lastly, we aim to knit together a network of businesses and services to help families embed themselves safely and effectively into the community.

Under the direction of Naomi Sukenik, a passionate, tenacious play-advocate with a background in special education, Merced has gained a new opportunity for the advancement of its children: the concept of an adventure playground and a business known as Play Adventures. The idea of loose parts, open-ended activities and children experiencing self-directed play with a supportive, non-judgmental adult is a new and a wonderful concept for the Central Valley, and experiencing a quick growth and sensational word of mouth among children and their parents. 

Upcoming Events:
Calendar  Updates

We will be open on

December 16th


December 17th-18th 


Closed from December 19-January 4th