Primitive Pursuits

Thank you for a wonderful summer!

We were fortunate this summer to have an incredible roster of paid staff, interns and volunteers.
Emily Smith, an intern and senior at Ithaca College worked very hard this summer to produce this wonderful short video.
We are grateful for Emily and her work with us and hope you enjoy the opportunity to see what she saw in us this summer.

Get Out and Stay Out this Fall with Primitive Pursuits!

Adults: Wilderness Skills Apprenticeship Program

This Wilderness Skills Apprenticeship program begins on September 12th with bow making and is currently full. We will however be opening up some of the weekend workshops for additional participants. Take a look at the offerings and let us know if you want in!

Youth: Homeschool, Afterschool and School Breaks

We offer many opportunities for youth! Week-long summer camps, seasonal afterschool programs, specialized homeschool programs, empowering leadership programs, our Forest Preschool program, andfun &  convenient school break programs.


Join Us for School Breaks!

School Break Days are:
Monday, October 13, 2014 (Columbus Day)
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (Veteran's Day)


Join Us for After School!

We are hosting afterschool programs at Belle Sherman Elementary,
Dryden Middle School and on West Hill at Y-Adventure Land this Fall.


Primitive Pursuits People

Will Harrod

Summer Field Staff

A long-time Primitive Pursuits student turned mentor, Will’s goals for this year include making his own bow, hunting a deer, enjoying the venison, and making a vest from the tanned hide.

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