'Wilderness Year' Skills Certification Program

Please complete the application below to apply for our Wilderness Skills Certification. Please feel free to contact our office at (607) 272-2292 if you have any questions or concerns.

Applicant Information

Please describe any medical, dietary, physical conditions, allergies or other considerations that may influence the way in which you participate in the program.
Please include name and phone number
Registering for this course will require a separate volunteer screening and background check. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding these criteria.

Course Information

Upon acceptance, we will hold your space in the course for a month. After that month, a non-refundable deposit of $1500 will be required to hold your enrollment. Payment in full for the first semester will be due 60 days prior to start of program, unless other arrangements have been made.

Short-Essay Questions


By signing this form, I certify that to the best of my knowledge statements I have made are complete and true. I understand my application is incomplete without my signature and if I have not answered any of the above questions.

Primitive Pursuits is a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension, a federal not-for-profit organization. Cornell cooperative Extension does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity provider.

Need a trail guide?

We’re happy to help you navigate. Give us a call at the office (607) 272-2292 ext. 195 or use the link below

Get In Touch

Don't miss a beat, add yourself to our list to get all the latest details.