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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!
When I started this semester of college, I can’t say that I was expecting to spend a Saturday afternoon crouched in the snow, smelling the urine left behind by a fisher.
Winter in the forest is full of magic. Where a few months ago leaves rustled and squirrels scampered, there now lies a white blanket, a naked tree, a sparkle in the air. If you stand in the woods in winter and just listen, what do you hear?
Greetings from the 4-H Acres Forest! Thursday 12/3 with the Crows! This week the Crow flock played...
Kelsey Chatterton, April 23, 2017 Spring Writing Intern, Ithaca College Primitive Pursuits hosted...
We can’t really say enough about the organizations that put time and resources into supporting our cause. As we say on our donor page, these folks are special people!
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.
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.