This Program is Free with Pre-Registration

Forest Play Days

Upcoming Play Day Dates:

Thursday, October 3, 2024
Wednesday, January 29, 2025
Monday, March 31, 2025

Opening Circle 9:00AM – Closing 12:00PM

Parents and children ages 0-5 are invited to join Ithaca Forest Preschool for a morning of exploring, stories and fire at our beloved Trillium Camp located at 4-H Acres (418 Lower Creek Road, Ithaca, NY). 

We believe the seeds of a deep connection to nature are in each of us from the time we are born, and we look forward to learning and playing together with your children! Bring water and snacks; there may be opportunities to cook on the fire!

Forest Play Days are a great way to get out into the woods with your kids and experience total nature immersion. It’s also chance to look into whether a forest preschool might be right for your family!

If interested, you will have a chance to meet Ithaca Forest Preschool Staff and learn about our philosophy and curriculum.

This event is FREE with advanced RSVP (below)

Forest Play Day Registration

Emergency Contact Information

Please include the contact information of an adult other than yourself who can be an emergency contact during our programs

Additional Information

Is this your first time attending one of our programs?
Do you give permission for the participant’s likeness, in photo or video, to be used for Primitive Pursuits or Cornell Cooperative Extension promotional/educational media? *
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By signing this form I agree to/give permission for my child to participate in Primitive Pursuits programs of Cornell Cooperative Extension & 4-H Youth Development. I give permission for Cornell Cooperative Extension staff and emergency medical personnel to give me/my child medical treatment if necessary. I give permission for Cornell Cooperative Extension staff to transport my child. I give permission for my/my child’s likeness, in photo or video, to be used for Primitive Pursuits or Cornell Cooperative Extension promotional/educational media. I agree to receive information about future Primitive Pursuits programs. I give permission for my child to use sharp tools and tend fires with adult supervision. I understand that there are inherent dangers in these and other outdoor educational activities and furthermore that I/my child will likely be getting wet, muddy, smelly, and bug bitten. I understand that I must alert Primitive Pursuits staff to any medical conditions or allergies that I/my child may have, and I hereby assert that I have done so to the best of my ability. I hereby apply for myself/my child to participate in Primitive Pursuits to be conducted by the designated Cornell Cooperative Extension Association and acknowledge as follows: I fully understand and acknowledge that there are inherent risks and dangers in my/my child’s participation in the Primitive Pursuits program and my/my child’s participation in said activity or activities and use of any equipment related to such activities may result in injury, illness or death and damage to personal property. I understand other participants, accidents, forces of nature or other causes may cause these risk and dangers and I hereby accept these risk and dangers. I am/my child is in good health and is at or above the minimum age required to participate in this activity and is able to participate in any strenuous physical activity associated therewith. I herewith release, forever discharge and waive any right of recovery or subrogation against the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association listed below, Cornell University and their respective officers, directors, trustees, employees, members and volunteers, from any and all liability whatsoever for any illness or injury, including death or damage to or loss of my personal property that I may sustain while I or my child is participating in this program. This shall be binding on my heirs, successors, assigns, administrators and executors. Any claims or disputes arising out of my/my child's participation in the activity shall first be submitted to arbitration and/or be venued in the Supreme Court of the State of New York of the County where the Association is located, the choice of which shall be at the sole discretion of CCE. I have read the above and by signing it I agree it is my intention to participate/have my child participate in the indicated activity and I understand and accept the risks involved. By signing this form I also assert that:I have read the entire form; I understand all of the terms and conditions stated within; and that I agree to all of them. I am at least twenty-one (21) years of age and I am the legal parent/guardian authorized to sign this document on behalf of any child named herein. *

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 nature immersion program for children ages 3-5. Our program is run in cooperation with Primitive Pursuits, a project of Cornell Cooperative Extension.