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Let me set the scene: A slight chill in the air that brings color to your cheeks and a sting to your ears. Shiny, sharp rays of sunlight slipping through the trees and heating up small spots on your face. Hoards of kids running up and down the grass, talking to one another in excited voices, eager to get on with their day at camp.
With just two weeks to go, we are savoring every moment in the woods together. Here are a few shots from the fun we had during week 8 of summer 2021. Sadly, this is the last week we have our photographers Amy and Joe on board.
Week 7 is already here and gone as summer seems to fly by in a whirl of friendships, community, epic games, nature crafts, and non-stop exploration!
We are in search of an energetic and customer-focused client services manager to join our close-knit nature connection team.
Week six had campers back up at 4-H Acres doing everything from creating outdoor culinary delights to tanning hides.
Week 5 is always an adventure as we vacate 4-H Acres to make room for the 4-H Youth Fair! Some campers traveled all over this week with River Scouts while others were up on West Hill or in Ellis Hollow.
Another beautiful week in the woods.
Week three flew by in a blink of sun and rain.
A bit of extra water this week didn’t keep campers from enjoying every day to the fullest!
Our first week of summer camp was a resounding success!
A tree planting in honor of Primitive Pursuits will take place on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Culver Road Preserve.
From fairy houses to banana boats, so much fun was had this warm and wonderful week!
Here are some of the tools of mentoring we use when working with young people. You can use them too.
Fire is a wonderful teacher. This is an activity we often do, even with first-time groups. As you read this activity, identify the core routines participants would be using. What mentoring tools could you use?
This post originally appeared on the discontinued Primitive Pursuits online ‘Wilderness Mentoring Guild’ on October 23rd, 2007.
Check out this video from Sophia about how to harvest dandelions and turn them into delicious and nutritious muffins!
Here’s another fun and informative video from Sophia on harvesting violets and turning them into vinegar, infused honey, and violet sugar! Tune in to learn how.