Focus: Ensuring our Future (2016)

Gratitude • Growth • Community

"The future is at stake. The natural world’s benefits to our cognition and health will be irrelevant if we continue to destroy the nature around us, but that destruction is assured without a human reconnection to nature." - Richard Louv


At Primitive Pursuits, we couldn't agree more. 

It has been our mission for over 15 years to get more young people outside learning, laughing and exploring while building confidence and connection that will serve them for a lifetime.

In 2016 with your generous support we:

  • Provided scholarships to 98 families exceeding $25,000!

  • Delivered 2,102 hours of 100% free programming to 105 underserved youth through local partnerships

  • Provided outdoor programming to 1,049 youth participants, getting them outside for an average of 66 hours per child


Our ability to make a difference depends on the generosity of our donors. Your gift is a gesture of support for helping kids grow up with confidence, inspiration and a greater sense of who they are, so that they may share it with the rest of the world.

With your support we plan to raise $15,000 to increase our reach in 2017.


Your gift matters and helps us make an even greater positive impact. Thank you for your support!

About the Organization

Primitive Pursuits - a project of 4-H Youth & Cornell Cooperative Extension

Primitive Pursuits is a non-profit program within 4-H Youth Development at Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County. We provide leadership and wilderness skills education to hundreds of toddlers, youth, teens and adults throughout the Finger Lakes region.

Through our outdoor-focused programs kids and adults build their confidence, self-reliance, as well as a life-long relationship with nature.

If your gift is for the Lily Glidden fund you will have an opportunity to note this in the comments section - THANK YOU.