Our Second-Annual Sit Spot Challenge starts on the new moon of Monday, October 15th and goes for one month. Our goal is to raise $5,000 in scholarship funds to offer children from low-income families the opportunity to get outdoors and into the woods with Primitive Pursuits!
We want to get more kids out into the woods—but we want everyone to spend time in nature, and that includes you! By taking on the Sit Spot Challenge you’ll be spending time in the natural world and raising scholarship funds for our programs at the same time.
What’s the need?
Primitive Pursuits has been connecting youth and families to the natural world for over ten years. To make our programs accessible to everyone in the community, we are raising scholarship funds to give to those folks who otherwise would not be able to participate. We believe that strong nature connection is a birthright and want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to forge their connection to the natural world. And you can help!
What’s a sit spot?
A sit spot is simply a place in nature close to where you live that you visit on a regular basis. There you learn to sit still, quiet your mind, and observe the activity of animals and turning of leaves and the changing seasons. It’s a place to step away from the commotion of our daily lives and check into what’s happening in nature. The sit spot routine is an incredibly simple yet transformative practice, and we want you to make it part of your life!
What’s the Campaign?
The campaign is simple: commit yourself to visiting your sit spot 20 minutes a day for a given number of days during our Challenge period: 10, 20, or all 30. Choose your own adventure.
Then make a fundraising goal and find your sponsors. Talk to friends, family, neighbors. Tell them why this campaign is important and ask them to make a pledge! We encourage you to ask each person to donate $1 a day (in other words, a one-time donation of $10, $20, or $30). The more sponsors you get, the more money you’ll earn per day of your challenge.
When you join the campaign you will have your own page here where you can tell the stories from your sit spot and keep your sponsors updated and engaged. It will be automatically set up for you and easy to use.
Ready to take a stand? And have a seat? Click here to start your campaign!
Read the updates from our champions, as they tell stories round our virtual online campfire here about what’s happening at their sit spots. Then take the challenge yourself and add your stories, too!