TEEN PROGRAMS Ages 13-17

Whether joining our teen leadership program or weekend expeditions, teens will find opportunities to stretch their edges in a safe and supportive environment. Our small groups foster a deep connection between peers and mentors—all supporting each other on a journey of discovery, problem solving, and self-reliance.

  • Coyote Howl
    Meet 4 weekends Saturday from 2PM on Saturday through 10AM on Sunday
  • Counselor in Training
    School Year and Summer
    Counselors In Training gain skills and learn to give and receive feedback alongside professional skilled mentors.
  • Junior Counselor
    June - August
    Junior counselors gain skills highly valued in the field of outdoor leadership and teach side-by-side with our professional skilled mentors.
"We love Primitive Pursuits and part of our exuberance is for the program itself and perhaps even a bigger part is the amazing energy, respectful child centered, youth development-focused, democratic approach that you and your staff have with kids." K.Y., After School Parent
"Respect and community-building are what your program is all about.To my mind, the development of primitive skills (plant and animal identification, tracking, shelter-building, and friction-fire building), are secondary to building strong community in which every single person has her or his place and is accepted and valued because of who they are." L​.​K​.​, Parent

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