RYS Programs

Programs running through the Rural Youth Services do not register through Primitive Pursuits. 

Youth who live in the communities of Ithaca, Caroline, Danby, Dryden, Enfield, Freeville, Groton, Lansing, Trumansburg and Ulysses can enroll in free or low-cost programs offered through Rural Youth Services (RYS).

Since 1995, Rural Youth Services (RYS) has provided a place to try new things and to belong by offering engaging activities after school and throughout the summer. Programs are free or low cost to participants.

Use the following contacts to learn more about your area RYS.

Danby - Melis Agnes Schildkraut mas759@cornell.edu
Trumansburg - Ethan Gwynne Cramton egc24@cornell.edu

"My son has found Primitive Pursuits to be not just fun but deeply satisfying, which makes me extremely happy. I feel that Primitive Pursuits is a fabulous program." A.C., Summer Camp Parent

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