Teen Adventures

Explore. Invent. Discover.

2017 Summer Camp teens have issued a resounding request for fall meet-ups, and we hear their calls. These Fall 2017 weekends offer an exciting  opportunity to continue practicing wilderness living skills in an inclusive, supportive group of peers aged 13-16. New and returning teens are invited to lead each other on new paths, as they venture out to diverse natural areas and light fires of inspiration.

  • Coyote Howl
    Spring 2018
    Welcome to the Circle! Each gathering will be chock-full of skills to learn and practice; wilderness cooking, animal study, storytelling and inner tracking and more!
"Primitive Pursuits is the highlight of my son’s year! He loves everything about it." J.H., Parent


Get out of your comfort zone and stretch your edges with us!

Create a woods community with friends new and old as we step into unknown challenges and possibilities in the forest. Learn to master the fundamentals of finding food, shelter and fire. Hone your crafting skills and play epic games that never end. Foster a deep connection with your peers and mentors, as we all support each other on a journey of discovery, problem solving, leadership and self-reliance. Some projects we may explore include:

  • Delve into to the creation of fire
  • Weave baskets around the fire
  • Expand your mind through archery
  • Hone your focus on carving projects and coal burning
  • Practice nature connection and awareness skills
  • Create delicious meals through primitive cooking techniques and harvest your own wild edibles

Past Program Offerings

  • Shelters & Baskets
  • Fire & Crafting
  • Wild Edibles & Primitive Cooking
  • Village Weekend
  • Fire & Harvest
  • Tracking & Snow Shelters
"My son claims that his week with Primitive Pursuits was the best thing he has ever done, he says he would like to do it forever!" P.R., Parent

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