Welcome to Adventure Walkers!
Adventure Walkers is a Richmond, VA community organization that advocates for getting children into wild outdoor spaces and giving them time and permission to play, allowing them to explore, imagine, support each other, and take healthy risks.
Though we do go on walks, we are dedicated to the art of stopping, lingering and immersing ourselves in nature with no agenda other than being there.
And we love stories and storytelling!!!
"Jim has a special knack for speaking to children in a way that draws them in. Even the youngest members of our group were listening closely to his direction. During the walk, Jim deviated off the trail, drawing the walkers into a more intimate and challenging experience with the forest, allowing them to make choices in their routes, to experiment with and overcome obstacles on their own or with each other’s help. Adventure Walkers creates just enough of a boundary that children are free to explore nature in a spontaneous way within safe limits. The goal of the walk is not to reach a destination but to engage with the natural space."