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By Hayley Castle
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About this project

 

Camp Castle is a small startup in Austin, Texas founded by me, Hayley Castle (with the amazing support of my husband Jake). My two car-loving boys inspired me, a graphic designer and mama, to create play mats that could withstand their everyday messes, but also fit my design style - not to mention provide hours upon hours of screen-free entertainment for my boys.

I am excited to bring something new to the play mat market, with adorable designs that both mom’s and kids will love. I know that play mat-ters. :)

 

A perfect balance of fun, style, and function. Both mom AND kid approved!

We’ve spent months designing and have tested over a dozen materials to bring you a play mat not only mom’s can get excited about, but that makes you’re child’s eyes light up!

Mom-approved features:

100% wipeable top surface

Grippy backing to prevent sliding around

Rounded corners for a finished look

Detailed modern illustrations, created with kid’s imaginations in mind

Rolls up for easy storage & rolls out flat for long term use in any space

Camp Castle play mats are nothing like the outdated play mats or rugs currently on the market. No more primary colors and boring clunky designs! Instead, our play mats feature bright, happy colors and illustrations that moms think are adorable and that provide hours of imaginative play for kids!

  

 

 Sizing:

Weight:

  • Mini: 0.7 lbs
  • Medium: 5.5 lbs
  • Biggie: 7 lbs

Materials:

  • Floor Vinyl (backing contains latex)
  • Ink

Thickness: 2.85mm (comparable to two pennies, stacked)

Backing:

The backing of the play mats provides some grip so when it’s laid out, it won’t slide around. The backing material does contain latex, so please use caution if someone in your family has an allergy to latex.

Durability:

The top surface of the play mats are made of floor vinyl, a completely waterproof and wipeable material. Most spills and messes can be cleaned up with a damp cloth, or a damp soapy cloth. We do not recommend folding the mat, but if a corner or edge does get folded when stored, no worries! Just lay it out flat and in most cases, the material will go back to the way it was before on it’s own.

The play mats are durable in high traffic areas, but are not indestructible. Use reasonable caution and care on this product. Do not drag metal or furniture across the surface. Always use caution when wearing high heels.

Designs:

Hayley Castle, founder of Camp Castle has spent close to four years perfecting the illustrations on each and every mat. She had lots of help and ideas from her four-year-old on what to include on the mat, and every mat had to be approved by him before being sent into production. :)

MINI MAT DESIGN DETAILS

 MEDIUM MAT DESIGN DETAILS

BIGGIE MAT DESIGN DETAILS

 

What is a stretch goal? Stretch goals are a way for us to add more fun features to the play mats or add extra free gifts as we get more funding. A stretch goal is a funding target set beyond our original Kickstarter goal of $10,000. Once we hit a stretch goal, features associated with that stretch goal can be produced and become available to our backers. All backers who have pledged on a reward tier with a pre-ordered play mat of any size are automatically eligible for these free upgrades once the stretch goal is met.

You can help us meet our stretch goals and unlock cool features by spreading the word about Camp Castle play mats! Tell your friends, share online, and more! You are also welcome to increase your pledge in order to help us meet a stretch goal.

So, what will the new features be? Here you go:

 

 A Gift to ALL backers!

 

 

 

"Most play mats are a dime a dozen but these are one of a kind. The designs are magical, the quality unmatched and my two girls absolutely love theirs!"

-Jessica Perez - Owner, Isla & Lily Baby Boutique 

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"Adorable designs, bright colors, and completely durable make camp castle play mats a favorite in our home. My kids spend hours imagining on them with more details to discover the next time."

-Courtney Gray - Owner, Tnees Tpees

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"Wow! We test hundreds of toys every year to include in our Gift Guides, but we were blown away by the design (incredible whimsical details!), durability (yay, wipeable!) and overall quality of Camp Castle play mats. There is nothing that rivals these innovative mats on the market - they will definitely be featured in our Gift Guides!"

-Aly from What Mom's Love

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"We love our Camp Castle race track play mat!! I've been on the hunt for the perfect play mat for our new toy room and finally found it here!! I love that it is colorful yet stylish so I can leave it out on the floor, generous in size so all my kids can play at the same time, and easy to clean so tiny fingerprints and spills wipe right up! Thank you for a fabulous product that we will be able to use for years!!"

-Jamie - Owner, Little Mister Shop

 

 Hi! I'm Hayley Castle, and this is my amazingly supportive husband Jake and our two busy and sweet boys Ross and Harvey. They were and are the inspiration behind Camp Castle play mats. We live in Leander, Texas, just outside of Austin, and we are so excited to share this fun adventure with you and your family. We know you'll love the play mats as much as we do!

Thank you for helping make these play mats a reality!

A BIG THANK YOU TO:

Founders City Films for creating our awesome video.

Practically Wholesale for providing Hayley's black shirt for the filming of the video.

Candy Lab Toys for providing wooden race car for the filming of the video.

Bannor Toys for providing wooden cars and wooden whale crate for the filming of the video.

Isla and Lily for providing darling girl's hair bows for the filming of the video.

June and January for providing boy's striped romper for the filming of the video.

Tnees Tpees for providing a teepee for the filming of the video.

Two Tiny Sunshines for providing a handmade felt campfire for the filming of the video.

CLICK HERE to view our Press Kit.

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter project and we are ready to deliver an awesome product.

No worthy project is ever without challenges, and our pledge to you is that we’ll meet and conquer each and every one of them as they arise.

We’re prepared. We have awesome relationships with manufacturers who have helped us along the way.

Our promise to you? Every backer will be treated like our first, and will receive a quality product with an authentic experience.

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    Your Dream Play Mat

    Take any existing Medium Play Mat and swap out up to 8 landmarks or buildings with customized locations.

    Founder and graphic artist Hayley Castle will work with you to add landmarks that are special to you. For example, your home or a loved one's home, any special attractions, stores or restaurants custom illustrated by Hayley. And, of course, it will be customized with your child's or family's name!

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