NEW! Wilderness Skills BASICS

Step out of the everyday for 8 incredible Fridays of outdoor skill building, awareness and connection.

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Friction Fire Basics

Outdoor adventure skills workshops for grown-ups! Join us August 12th to learn the amazing art of making fire by friction. Get the basics and go home with a working friction fire kit.

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ADULT PROGRAMS Ages 18+

We believe in a reciprocal relationship between community and skill building finding that community enriches the adoption of new skills and skills enrich community. Whether you join us for a single workshop or one of our extended skills training programs, we welcome you into our community and hope you will take what you have learned back to yours.

  • Wilderness Year
    September - May
    An intensive, 9-month Skills Certification Program with an optional 3-month summer mentor training.
  • Apprenticeship
    By trimester, September - June
    Grow into learning all aspects of running and teaching in a nature immersion program as an instructor apprentice.
  • Wilderness Skills
    Spring & Fall Sessions
    Step out of your everyday routine to experience 8 incredible Fridays learning outdoor survival skills, deepening your awareness and connecting with natural areas throughout our local bioregion.
  • Wilderness Weekends
    Selected Weekends
    Join us in the great outdoors to learn the essentials of survival in this series of weekend workshops.
  • Bow Making e-Course
    Ongoing
    Sign up to get a five-part series on bow making delivered weekly directly to your in-box.
  • Central Fire
    Spring & Fall
    Come join our Central Fire, a program created by women for women to explore primitive skills and nature connection in a supportive, exciting environment.
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." Albert Einstein
"Absolutely wonderful! Going to Primitive Pursuits opened my son up to a world that is an enormous part of who he is. He also teaches his friends, everything. So it’s not only an amazing experience for him, but it spreads beyond to all of his friends." E.G., Parent

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