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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.
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.
This article first appeared in the Primitive Pursuits introductory guide “Not Your Typical Classroom.” Booklet was prepared by Melissa Mueller in November 2009. Contributors included Heidi Bardy, Beth Bannister, Tim Drake, Dave Hall, and Jed Jordan.
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