Important Information & Policies
What to Bring | Medication Policy | Late Pick-Up Policy
What to Bring (all programs)
For the health of each participant and to facilitate high quality programming, we provide a list of required items that each participant must bring to each day of each program. If a participant does not arrive equipped with all of the outlined items, they may be sent home for the day without a refund. This list will vary from season to season.
To-Bring Lists by Season (view or download):
Medication Policy (all youth programs)
Medications (prescription and OTC) must be in their original container and must be accompanied by a patient-specific written note from the doctor. Please store medication and doctor's note in a clear plastic bag with your child's name on it. Medications will be checked in on the first day of the program- please make sure to have the doctor's note with you at check-in.
When you sign your child into a program a designated instructor will sign in any medication and will carry it until needed by your child. By NYS Health Department regulations, all medications must be self-administered. Your child may not be permitted to come to the program if he or she is unable to self-administer required medication. If your child has an EpiPen, our medically trained staff will assist them if necessary. When the program is over, be sure to sign out your child's medication.
Late Pick-Up Policy (all youth programs)
Late Arrival / Early Departure Policy (all youth programs)
Friend Requests (all youth programs)
If your child would like to be in a group with a friend or relative, please email email@example.com with the name of both children, the name of the particular program/camp and the start date of that program, no later than 7 days before it starts.
Please look for registration status in your Account Portal. If you see "waitlist" then that participant is on the waitlist. Our registration software will not accept payment if waitlisting. If a spot opens, we call and email the next waitlisted person and include a deadline for reply and payment arranged through the office.
SUMMER Camps Basic Info
Answers to many common questions including payment deadlines, medical paperwork, camp timing, extended care hours, locations: http://primitivepursuits.com/youth/summer-camp
SUMMER T-Shirts & Merchandise
At the end of the day on Monday, we will be giving your child their exclusive FREE summer camp t-shirt!
We will also have a camp store set up one day per week from 3-4pm. We carry an assortment of knives, hats, shirts, tick-pullers, water bottles, and other merchandise. If you miss the camp store we have some items at our office for sale throughout the year. Call ahead to confirm someone is available at the office to meet you.
We understand that it takes time to consider buying your child their first knife and don’t want you to find yourself “on the spot.”
We do not sell knives to children who are under 8 years old and have not learned the knife safety guidelines through our programs. If you are interested in purchasing a knife for your child, YOU and your child will be given a 5-10 minute knife safety lesson at time of purchase. A parent must be present for all knife purchases. Please check in with us if you have any questions.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
We create a space where each participant can feel at home among peers and mentors and within the elements of nature. Experiencing the non-judgmental simplicity and expansiveness of nature within a supportive group creates a powerful space for healthy personal growth. More about our commitment to diversity here: http://ccetompkins.org/
"The experience I had working with Primitive Pursuits remains fresh and sharp in my memory. Primitive Pursuits is exceptional and rare in its employee cohesiveness, support and provides a community in the truest sense of the word! I continue to grow inwardly and outwardly due to the experience." C.W., Summer Staff