EarthJOY was founded in 2007. It was a journey back home. It was an answer to a question I asked myself at 40. What did I do when I was a child that was timeless? I would gather the neighbors. I would first teach them something in our homemade class room and then we would pack a snack and go out for an adventure. The adventures were always meaningful and fun. We would walk miles through creek beds and name them. We would ride our bikes up to the store and buy candy. We would spend hours in the woods creating our own child like tree house. It soothed our souls. When I found tree climbing I remember the exact moment. I was on vacation looking at a People’s magazine and I found this picture of a women in the tree with a harness on. I studied the picture for a while because she looked at peace. This was what I wanted the most. To create a peaceful place in nature where people could begin to listen to themselves again. It is what happens in the tree house workshops, in the tree house and with tree climbing.