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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  Albert Einstein

Cooking with Pumpkins

Cooking with Pumpkins
by Sarah Chaffee on November 12, 2017

Forest Preschool discovered pumpkins hidden in the woods of 4-H Acres and used them for several cooking projects.

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Warm Soup, Warm Hearts

Warm Soup, Warm Hearts
by Sarah Chaffee on November 5, 2017

This week Forest Preschool welcomed two new instructors and Homeschool made some delicious food!

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Honoring Ancestors

Honoring Ancestors
by Sarah Chaffee on October 26, 2017

This week Forest Preschool shared stories, songs and gratitude for their ancestors, while Homeschool had another fun day with their guilds.

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Shelters and Stories

Shelters and Stories
by Sarah Chaffee on October 21, 2017

Shelters, stories and fire were themes this week in both Forest Preschool and Homeschool!

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Hunting and Gathering

Hunting and Gathering
by Sarah Chaffee on October 13, 2017

This week the preschoolers became "hunters" and homeschoolers continued to work on their guild projects.

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We're Hiring!

We're Hiring!
by Megan Pugh on October 12, 2017

We are always seeking gregarious, enterprising individuals to join us! Could you be next?

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The Start of Forest Preschool and Homeschool!

The Start of Forest Preschool and Homeschool!
by Sarah Chaffee on September 22, 2017

The forests of 4-H were alive this week with the sounds of laughter, songs and storytelling as Forest Preschool began their second week and Homeschool their first. There was lots of harvesting, archery and fire!

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Fall Nature Reset

Fall Nature Reset
by Megan Pugh on September 6, 2017

A playful return and re-atunement to nature in the Arnot forest through yoga, nature games and awareness skills.

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Week Ten of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Ten of Summer Camp 2017!
by Megan Pugh on September 4, 2017

With a definite chill in the air Ravens, Archers, Gatherers, Travelers, Base Camper and Growing Wilders alike sunk in to a week of wild adventure!

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Thank You for an Amazing Summer!

Thank You for an Amazing Summer!
by Megan Pugh on September 4, 2017

Thank you to all of the amazing staff, parents, and kids that made another magical summer in the woods possible. Enjoy this slideshow of images captured by our Photo Journalist Intern Sarah Chafee and Barbara Ann Jordan.

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Week Nine of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Nine of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on August 26, 2017

Our ninth week of summer camp was filled with face painting, hula hooping, bow making, storytelling and lots of adventure-having!

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Week Eight of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Eight of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on August 20, 2017

This week our campers explored the Finger Lakes National Forest, made some beautiful crafts, harvested some delicious fruit and had tons of adventures!

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Week Seven of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Seven of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on August 12, 2017

This week the forests were filled with skillful scouts, hardworking bow-makers, hidden trail explorers and adventurous archers!

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Week Six of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Six of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on August 5, 2017

This week campers enjoyed making and eating delicious food at Primitive Cafe, having their archery skills tested and embarking on epic scavenger hunts that led to exciting surprises!

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Week Five of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Five of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on July 29, 2017

This week our adventurous campers explored hidden trails, became skills archers, completed secret scouting missions and played some epic games of Capture the Flag!

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Week Four of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Four of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on July 24, 2017

Week Four of summer camp at Primitive Pursuits was filled with a group of adventurous "mudwomen," some stealthy scouts, strong and patient bow-makers and brave river explorers.

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Week Three of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Three of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on July 15, 2017

Week three of summer camp brought younglings learning how to use the Force, a group of awesome hunters and gatherers, some intense games of Capture the Flag, Fire Wizards and lots of adventure!

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Friction Fire Basics - Adult Workshop

Friction Fire Basics - Adult Workshop
by Megan Pugh on July 12, 2017

Join us for a day and learn the amazing art of making fire by friction. By the end of the day you will know all the basics for successfully making fire on your own!

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Week Two of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Two of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on July 8, 2017

Archery, wildcrafting, scouting - oh my! We had another wonderful week of learning and discovery at Primitive Pursuits' summer camp.

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