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West Hill

Join us in 110 beautiful wooded acres of Maple, Oak, and Pine on Ithaca’s West Hill each week from 9:00AM - 1:30PM.

West Hill Homeschool Program
Program time 9:00AM - 1:30PM

Join us in 110 beautiful wooded acres of Maple, Oak, and Pine bordering EcoVillage in Ithaca’s West Hill!

Visit our primitive shelter and stacked debris wall gathering circle or sneak through the underbrush following the many deer paths. This site has a wonderful web of trails, a pavilion, an amphitheater, and a small creek gorge to explore.

Fall Trimester: September 20 - December 16, 2016 (No program October 10, November 11, & November 23-25)
Winter Trimester: January 9 - March 17, 2017 - Winter Explorers (No program January 16, and February 21-24)
Spring Trimester: March 21 - June 9, 2017 (No program April 18-21)

Fall Session Program Dates: September 20th-December 16th

  • October 4th - Homeschool Visit Day
  • October 25th - Tuesday Homeschool Family Day
  • December 13th - Tuesday Homeschool Potlatch

Spring Session Program Dates: March 21st-June 9th

  • April 4th - Prospective Child Visit Day
  • May 9th - Family Day (bring the folks!)


Full Year $825 * after September 6th at 5pm, price for Full Year is $900.

  • If you register before July 1st for Full Year you can receive a week of day camp for $50 OR $300 off a week of overnight camp for ages 11-15.

Fall sliding scale $325 - $425

Winter sliding scale $250 - $350

Spring sliding scale $325-425


  • $100 for School Year
  • $50 for Trimester

Please note that a space is not reserved until we receive a deposit. Please sign in to your Camp Ground Control account to make a credit card deposit, or mail a check to Primitive Pursuits, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850

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  • West Hill
  • Tuesdays 9:00AM - 1:30PM (Ages 6-12)
  • Y-Adventure Land (West Hill)
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