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Danby youth explore the woods with Primitive Pursuits

Rural Youth Services at Danby, summer 2019

Archaeological project summer 2019

Town of Danby

The Town of Danby offers year-round programs for elementary middle-school aged youth. 

Please note that filling out this form does not guarantee your youth a spot in programs. Group sizes are limited, and in order to give all youth an opportunity to attend, early registration may not ensure participation.

Please note that some locations are subject to change due to weather.

Program Offerings

What’s for Dinner? 

Grades 6 – 8; 4:30PM – 6:30PM on Zoom
Mondays: 1/11, 11/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22

Join me for a guided cooking experience as we make dinner together! Recipes will be primarily vegetarian, and will be provided several days in advance to allow time for families to gather ingredients. This program is a collaboration with Beth Bannister of JYC, and material drop-offs will be made available upon request.

Light My Fire
Grades 4 & 5; 2:30PM – 4:30PM @ Dotson Park
Tuesdays: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9

When it’s cold and dark outside, knowing how to build fires is a critical skill. During this program, we will build our own bow drill kits, complete fire challenges, prepare food, and practice the burn-out method of creating bowls and spoons.

Crafting in the Woods
Grades 6 - 8; 2:30PM – 4:30PM @ Dotson Park
Wednesdays: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10

Although winter brings the earth into a period of hibernation, the woods still have much to offer us! This program will focus on the use of hand tools, fire, & materials found in our environment at Dotson Park to create usable crafts. Projects will include burnout spoons & wooden mallets.

Outdoor Adventures
Grades 4 & 5; 2:30PM – 4:30PM @ Dotson Park
Thursdays: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11

Outdoor adventures continue! Get outside with your friends to play games, make fires, and play in the snow. The structure of this program will be fairly open-ended, allowing youth to experience self-directed play in a safe environment. 

To register for this program please visit: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/DanbyJanFeb2021_250


Melis Schildkraut
Danby Youth Program Educator
(607) 272-2292

Last updated December 28, 2020