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Summer Staff Training Week

Noah Winslow, June 22, 2018

We are ready for camp!

Arriving bright and early at 4-H Acres this past Monday morning, Primitive Pursuits staff members brushed up on skills they'll hone all Summer-long. Skills like fire building, knife safety, coal-burning and carving are part of what make Primitive Pursuits unlike any other camp. Mentors continued to work throughout the week becoming more like family with each friction fire success and new tree identified.

Some of our newest staff members got the chance to plan out a day-long program for a large group of campers to practice their skills. The day was a wild success! One clan took a hike to the beaver pond for a game-a-thon where they played "Crow's Spirit" and "Camouflage". The other clan helped the 4-H Acres fairies by re-building their village in the creek-bed at Trillium camp.



Martha Carpenter, blows on her fire in the Pine Grove in 4-H Acres on the first day of staff training week.

Primitive Pursuits mentors run toward the safe zone during a game of "Fox-Tick-Deer" at the YMCA Outdoor Education area.


A Primitive Pursuits camper rubs mud on his skin and clothes before playing a game of "Camouflage" during the Game-a-thon at the Beaver Pond at 4-H Acres.


Lilly Christian (left), Martha Carpenter (middle), and Vickey Silvernail (right), talk during a break from staff orientation at the log circle at 4-H Acres.


We look forward to continuing to learn and have fun as we build our collaborative learning environment and outdoor community!


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