“Ritual grew up in sacred play; poetry was born in play and nourished on play; music and dancing were pure play…. We have to conclude, therefore, that civilization is, in its earliest phases, played. It does not come from play…it arises in and as play, and never leaves it.” ― Johan Huizinga

The Play Lands are the (work-in-progress) home of the Play Nexus, nestled in the mountains and rivers of Burnsville, North Carolina.  We’re a joy-focused intentional community and Conscious Play Company. We offer a nexus and a playful haven to the world via online playgrounds, play church, coaching and play retreats.

Creating an intentional community involves a deeper understanding of individual needs and desires balanced within the framework of cooperation, common intentions, and a desire for fulfilling relationships. By trusting in our own innate sense of play, we’ve created a better way to live in harmony with fellow humans and the natural world.

If you’d like to learn more about internships or joining, please get in touch

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