Primitive Pursuits

Primitive Pursuits

Van Etten, New York, United States
Focus on: Wilderness

Camp Category: Adventure, Wilderness, Arts, Music, Day Camps, Residential, Special Needs Camps, ADD-HD, Sports, Archery, and Nature Studies

Primitive Pursuits Overnight Camps offer week-long Summer Adventure Overnight Camps in New York’s Finger Lakes for ages 11-15. Campers experience a week of immersive nature-based skills training, inspiring challenges, and outrageously fun activities under the guidance of seasoned wilderness instructors.

Our camps happen at Cornell University’s 4,200 acre Arnot Forest Camp featuring hardwood forest, grasslands, ponds and streams. It provides an ideal place for extended overnight camps, trainings, and exploration.

Our camps are designed to build confidence, friendships and outdoor skills – and offer some of the most positive formative experiences in a young person’s life. Overnight Camps are a perfect opportunity for kids to safely put their skills to the test. What your kids learn with us are truly helpful life skills that will travel with them far beyond the camp experience.
Since 2003 Primitive Pursuits Summer Camps have brought critically acclaimed outdoor experiences to kids and teens in the Finger Lakes. Campers experience immersive nature based skills training, inspiring challenges, and outrageously fun activities under the guidance of seasoned wilderness instructors. Different course skills include: friction fire, wild edibles, basket making, archery, camouflage, bow-making, flint knapping, navigation, and much more!