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Summer Camps will Run with Changes

Summer Camps will Run with Changes
by Megan Pugh on June 4, 2020

We are continuing to update our Summer Camp 2020 plans and policies and will share changes with you regularly. The following are the current planned protocols...

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Violet Harvesting

Violet Harvesting
by Megan Pugh on June 3, 2020

Here's another fun and informative video from Sophia on harvesting violets and turning them into vinegar, infused honey and violet sugar! Tune in to learn how.

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Dandelion Harvesting

Dandelion Harvesting
by Megan Pugh on May 22, 2020

Follow Sophia through the steps of harvesting dandelions and turning them into delicious and nutritious muffins!

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The Future of Primitive Pursuits

The Future of Primitive Pursuits
by Jed Jordan on April 16, 2020

We urge you to hold out hope with us; that the need for social distancing will pass with the coming of summer, and we will be free to run in the woods together again, learning, exploring and feeling truly alive.

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Creating a Legacy

Creating a Legacy
by Sarah Diggins on January 22, 2020

There are several ways to build a legacy. Whether it be through helping members of the community or learning how to preserve the earth’s natural beauty, children got the opportunity to begin building it on a Monday in January at Primitive Pursuits.

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LOVE BEING OUTSIDE?

LOVE BEING OUTSIDE?
by Megan Pugh on January 16, 2020

Now hiring for summer 2020. Positions include Wilderness Instructors, Assistant Camp Director, Camp Coordinator, Field Apprenticeships, as well as many paid Internships including Admin, Field, Photography, Marketing & More!

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SURPRISE! Summer Camp 2020 Registration is OPEN

SURPRISE! Summer Camp 2020 Registration is OPEN
by Megan Pugh on December 18, 2019

Camps are open a bit earlier than usual! Grab a warm drink and take a moment to dream of sunshine and warm breezes with us as you peruse what we have to offer in our Summer 2020 Summer Camp Catalog!

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Summer Love Note

Summer Love Note
by Megan Pugh on December 3, 2019

What could be better on a cold afternoon than a love note and card like this one from our 2019 summer camp coordinator, Liz Holland? Just another bit of inspiration as we set our sights on Summer 2020!

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Fall Break Days 2019

Fall Break Days 2019
by Ryan Condo on October 18, 2019

So much fun to be had in the 4-H woods with school break days. I tagged along and got some photos of the October 14 fun.

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Tribute to Summer 2019!

Tribute to Summer 2019!
by Megan Pugh on September 25, 2019

Thank you for spending another magical summer in the woods with us. Here is a quick tribute in pictures!

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Fall Break Days 2019

Fall Break Days 2019
by Megan Pugh on September 12, 2019

School breaks are a great opportunity for kids to reconnect with the outdoors and shake off the sedentary nature of the typical school day! Each break day takes place at 4-H Acres, Lower Creek Road, Ithaca for ages 6-12. Each day runs 9 AM to 3:30 PM with optional extended care.

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Paul Sutera Rides from the Heart

Paul Sutera Rides from the Heart
by Jed Jordan on August 19, 2019

He did it again! After another epic ride, fraught with summer heat and thunderstorms, Paul Sutera has once again raised thousands of dollars for the Ava Jane Howerton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Forest and Creek Fun: Aug. 12-16

Forest and Creek Fun: Aug. 12-16
by Megan Pugh on August 18, 2019

Our seventh week in the 4-H Forest and beyond was full of adventure and the 4-H forest was alive with the happy sounds of over 100 campers!

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August 5-9 In the 4-H Forest

August 5-9 In the 4-H Forest
by Megan Pugh on August 12, 2019

Our guilds of Advanced Primitive Camp, Bow Making Camp, Hidden Trails, Primitive Cafe and Wildcrafting all coexisted in the 4-H Forest, all coming together at the beginning and end of the week to share stories of their time together in the forest.

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Fun at the Creek and Beyond: July 29 - Aug. 2

Fun at the Creek and Beyond: July 29 - Aug. 2
by Megan Pugh on August 2, 2019

Our fifth week of summer camp saw cooler morning temperatures and an abundance of sunshine and positive vibes! I caught up with several groups of campers at the Monkey Run Wilderness Area where there was a whole lot of fun going on.

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Raccoon Feather Cafe - Grand Opening!

Raccoon Feather Cafe - Grand Opening!
by Conor Millard on July 19, 2019

Come taste the wild side at the Raccoon Feather Cafe, the only cafe in Ithaca with a wood fired Tortoise oven. Our operation is 100% solar powered. We are reservation only. Open Monday through Friday from 1:00 am to 3:46 am and on Weekends from 1:00 am to 3:23 am. Stop in for uplifting poetry and song every Thursday after the moon dips behind the mountains.

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