Primitive Pursuits

Forest Preschool Open House 10AM-12PM on Tuesday July 29th at 4-H Acres

Upcoming Camps with Openings:

Hunter-Gatherer, July 28 - August 1
Gifts of the Deer, July 28 - August 1 
Outpost Camp, August 4 - 8 
Advanced Scout (with overnight), August 11 - 15
Jedi Camp (add on), August 18 - 22 

Space is limited - call the office at 272-2292 ext. 195 today to claim your spot!

Register for your CAMP Today!

Unmatched adventure ahead! Join us this summer for bow making, hide tanning, silent stalking, food gathering, game playing and more! Check out all of our options for nine weeks of EPIC fun. 

Location. Location. Location.

Try a new location this year! Join us at 4-H Acres in Ithaca, the Ellis Hollow Community Center, Y-Adventure Land on West Hill, Finger Lakes National Forest in Hector, or Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.



We're Hiring!

Primitive Pursuits is currently seeking an  Association Administrative Assistant who exists at the center of our busy office hub as an essential connector between directors, field staff, and program participants.

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for customer communication, correspondence and record keeping, while supporting the administrative efforts of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Primitive Pursuits program. The majority of this support will come from implementing client relations management software, managing spreadsheets, cultivating communication with clients, and maintaining accurately detailed accounts and reports.

Apply to this position through the Cornell University Cooperative Extension website. 

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Primitive Pursuits People

Primitive Pursuits is a community of educators, campers, parents and community partners. The strength of the programs comes from passion and devotion to education and the outdoor environment.

Pearse Anderson

Summer Field Staff

Pearse adventures constantly, exploring the hidden pockets of Ithaca and all they have to offer.

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