Forest Play Day May 24th

Forest Play Day May 24th

Forest Play Days are a great way to have a look into whether a forest preschool might be right for your family! Get out into the woods and experience total nature immersion.

Parents and children birth to age five are invited to join the Ithaca Forest Preschool for a day of stories, stalking, wild tea making & sipping and more as we find our place in the woods at our beloved Trillium Camp at 4-H Acres. Bring water and snacks; there may be opportunities to cook on the fire!

This event is FREE with advance RSVP.

Our May 10th Play Day will now be help on May 24th
Opening Circle 9:00AM – Closing 12:00PM

Call 607-272-2292 for more information.

GROWING WILD SUMMER CAMP @ 4-H Acres

GROWING WILD SUMMER CAMP
@ 4-H Acres

Each day the kids get to romp in the woods and find natural materials, such as clay, rock-paint, bark, and leaves to create works of woodland art.

This forest playground includes trails to explore, forts to build and play inside and creeks and puddles to splash in. Children delight in singing songs, and sharing stories that reflect their adventures.

Choose from 8 Camp Weeks at 4-H Acres

Growing Wild for Ages 3-5
Camp runs 9am – 1pm

Drop off: 9-9:15am
Pick up: 1pm

Eligibility for Growing Wild Camp is dependent on the following criteria:

Toilet Training: Children must be out of diapers/pull-ups and needing only minimal assistance with toileting. Children are encouraged to pee outside and to poop in a child potty that is kept at our base camp. Occasionally we are too far from a potty and need to use the nature bathroom (pee on the ground, poop in a hole) with assistance. There is also an indoor bathroom a short walk away.
Child must be 3 yrs old by May 1

Register for Growing Wild on the the Primitive Pursuits Website

Registration is complete and your child’s space is held when:
Payment has been made in full AND a NEW copy of your child’s latest immunization records has been sent to the Primitive Pursuits office (we are required by the NY Health Dept. to collect these every year, even if your child was with us the previous summer).

Spring Camp April 15-19

Spring Camp April 15-19

Join the Ithaca Forest Preschool for a full week of stories, stalking, wild tea making & sipping and more as we welcome Spring back in the woods of our beloved Trillium Camp at 4-H Acres (418 Lower Creek Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850).

Nature is the teacher. We are mentors and facilitators, helping young children connect with their bodies, the elements of nature and each other within a safe explorative space in the outdoors.

We help young children connect with nature and each other, while exploring a safe space in the outdoors. Each day kids discover the wonders in the woods around our camp, sing songs, and share stories. They use natural materials, such as clay, rock-paint, bark, and leaves to create works of woodland art.

Our forest playground includes trails to explore, forts to build and play inside and puddles (or snow!) in which to stomp.

Ages 3-5 years old.

April 15-19, 2019
Full Week: Monday through Friday ($200-$300 sliding scale)
3-Days: Wednesday through Friday ($140-$240 sliding scale)
2 Days: Monday and Tuesday ($100-$200 sliding scale)

2 or 3 day options are only available in the combination of days as listed above.

Payments above the base rate of the sliding scale are tax-deductible donations. Thank you for contributing to our scholarship fund!

Drop Off: 9:00AM – Pick-up: 12:00PM

Preschool Spring Camp!

Preschool Spring Camp!

Join the Ithaca Forest Preschool for a full week of stories, stalking, wild tea making & sipping and more as we welcome Spring back in the woods of our beloved Trillium Camp at 4-H Acres (418 Lower Creek Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850).

Nature is the teacher. We are mentors and facilitators, helping young children connect with their bodies, the elements of nature and each other within a safe explorative space in the outdoors.

We help young children connect with nature and each other, while exploring a safe space in the outdoors. Each day kids discover the wonders in the woods around our camp, sing songs, and share stories. They use natural materials, such as clay, rock-paint, bark, and leaves to create works of woodland art.

Our forest playground includes trails to explore, forts to build and play inside and puddles (or snow!) in which to stomp.

Ages 3-5 years old.

April 15-19, 2019

Full Week: Monday through Friday ($200-$330 sliding scale)
3-Days: Wednesday through Friday ($140-$240 sliding scale)
2 Days: Monday and Tuesday ($100-$200 sliding scale)

2 or 3 day options must correspond to the days as listed above.

Payments above the base rate of the sliding scale are tax-deductible donations. Thank you for contributing to our scholarship fund!

Drop Off: 9:00AM

Pick-up: 12:00PM

REGISTER

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Please be sure you are familiar with our policies and procedures. http://primitivepursuits.com/policies-procedures

Limited Scholarships Available. Please email primtivepursuitscamp@gmail.com for directions on how to apply

ADDITIONAL OUTSIDE SOURCES FOR SCHOLARSHIPS:

Although we do our best to make sure that everyone can attend our programs, please also consider applying right away to the following supplemental financial assistance program, to allow them time for processing your application:

Office Location:
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-2292 | email Us

Preschool Location: 
4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850


Ithaca Forest Preschool is a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and is run by Primitive Pursuits, a 4-H Program.