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Fridays in the Park Terms and Conditions

How to Apply:

All applications are processed through our secure online registration site hosted by Wix. Please follow the “Apply Now ” links on the program page to begin registration. Payments are processed by Wix or Paypal. Monthly tuition payments can be made by signing up for a payment plan, which will process payments automatically each month for 9 months.

 

Children must be ages 6-11 on our start date to participate in this program. If your child is of age within 60-days of the program start date, please email us to request an exception. We are unable to make exceptions beyond this.

We are not currently staffed or equipped to provide special services for students with special needs (cognitive or physical disabilities, emotional issues, or behavior issues). We do not have the resources necessary to help these students reach their full potential. Exceptions may be made if a parent is willing to accompany the child during each weekly class. Please contact us at naturesschoolhouse@gmail.com to arrange registration.

If you have questions about using our online application tool please email us at naturesschoolhouse@gmail.com. We are in the office Monday–Thursday between 10 am and 5 pm CST.

Checking for Open Space in Class and Waitlists:

The quality of education at our classes is very important, for this we keep the student to teacher ratio low. Unfortunately this doesn’t allow for many students, so make sure to register as soon as possible. Class registration changes quickly. There are two ways to check for open spaces in a class:

If the program appears full:

When enrollment is full, we will add a waitlist form to our website. Please fill in your information if you would like to be added. Participants on the waitlist will be contacted in the order they are received if a spot opens up.

- There is no cost to register for our waitlist

- Spaces may become available last minute. Participation is not guaranteed for those who are on the waitlist.

- If you would like to be removed from our waitlist, please contact us.

- Participants will be contacted via the primary email address provided.

- Up until the program begins, participants will have 24 hours to accept an open space before we email the next      person on the waitlist. After the program start date, an open space will be offered to the first person to respond.
 

Payment and Refund Policies:

Nature's Schoolhouse welcomes students who are motivated to learn and participate in outdoor education activities. All learners must be able to speak and understand English, be healthy, and socially responsible. We will deny admission to anyone we believe to be unable to meet the safety demands of our classes. We will also expel any student who exhibits behavior that is unsafe or disrupts from the educational mission of our class. If a student is expelled, there will be no refund.

 

Credit card and ACH payments made online through our secure payment processor will appear on your billing statement as follows:

     *“Nature's Schoolhouse”

Credit card and ACH payments made online through Paypal will appear on your billing statement as follows:

     *"PAYPAL *TOMAYKOACADEMY*"
 

Deposit Policy:

We know education can be expensive, so breaking up a big payment into smaller ones is always an option. You may choose to pay your tuition in 9 monthly installments, with $300 of your registration being required at the time of enrollment. This deposit is non-refundable in order to reserve your space in the program.

Our cancellation policies are based on our investment into class planning, staff training, as well as food, equipment and materials purchased before your class. We cannot recover our expenses if you cancel. Short-notice cancellations also prevent others from attending.

Cancellation Policies:
If you cancel, withdraw, or drop from the program for ANY reason:

- Within 48 hours of registration AND 30 days or more prior to the course starting date you will be given a full refund, including your deposit.

- Fewer than 30 days prior to the start date and during the first week of the program – you will be given a full refund, minus your deposit. All deposits are non refundable at this point.

- During or anytime after the second Friday of the program, no refunds will be given. If you are paying on a payment plan you will still be responsible for paying the remainder of your scheduled payments.

*To cancel an existing registration, please email our admin at naturesschoolhouse@gmail.com.*
 

Although we rarely need to do so, we do reserve the right to cancel a class or change a class duration, tuition and/or location. Nature's Schoolhouse is not responsible for costs associated in these cases.

- We are unable to offer refunds if any duration of our program is canceled due to inclement weather or other circumstances that are out of our control.

- There are no makeup days for missed or canceled classes.
 

Confirmation Email:

Within 3 business days of completing your online application, you will receive a follow-up email from us asking for any additional information needed, and/or detailing your child's acceptance or denial into our program. If your enrollment is denied, we will refund your deposit in full. If your child is accepted into our program, you will receive an additional email roughly one month before the start of the program, which will contain links to the following:

  • Program Details & Supply List

  • Map & Directions to Class

  • Participant Agreement, Release, and Assumption of Risk form

  • Student Enrollment Packet

If you do not receive a follow-up email or if you have any questions, please contact us at naturesschoolhouse@gmail.com

Required Forms:

A Participant Agreement, Release, and Assumption of Risk form, Medical Release form, and Student Enrollment Packet must be completed as part of our registration process. We require that you sign and return these forms on or before the first day of class. Because of the ever-changing nature of medical and other requested information, we require that this form be updated for each year that your child participates. Thank you for your understanding.

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