Homeschool December Diaries

Homeschool December Diaries

Greetings from the 4-H Acres Forest! Thursday 12/3 with the Crows! This week the Crow flock played a game called “Werewolf” where the villagers were focused on gathering leaves awaiting the Full Moon transition of one villager into a werewolf.  Once turned...
Spring Camp Fun

Spring Camp Fun

Kelsey Chatterton, April 23, 2017 Spring Writing Intern, Ithaca College Primitive Pursuits hosted its annual Spring Camp this past week at 4-H Acres. I had the opportunity to work with the Friday preschool group—Growing Wild. The morning weather changed from gloomy...
Honoring Vulnerability

Honoring Vulnerability

The intention for our November overnight at primitive camp were to sleep in debris shelters without sleeping bags, practice natural navigation over several miles while carrying burning coals, and to reflect on our experiences around sacred fires held by elders in the community.

Seeing Critters

Seeing Critters

Imagine having the ability to catch fish with your hands, sneak up to an unsuspecting whitetail or have a chickadee land on your head, all unaware of your presence. The skill of “invisibility” is a skill of utmost importance to any survivalist.