Please Read Carefully. This Document Contains A Release and Waiver of Liability
Heartwood Nature Programs Waiver and Release from Liability
I, the adult caregiver/guardian of the participating minor, understand that Heartwood Nature Programs Foundation (also known as Heartwood Nature Programs and Heartwood) provides school year and summer camp programs that include activities that may be hazardous and are not free of risk. I expressly and specifically assume the risk to the participating minor of injury or harm in these activities and release and agree to hold harmless Heartwood Nature Programs and its directors, officers, and employees from all liability for injury, illness, death, or property damage resulting from participating and/or enrolling in programs at Heartwood Nature Programs. I understand that the hazards/risks to the participating minor include, but are not limited to, injury (including loss of life) from exposure to wildlife, exposure to weather, the public, leashed/unleashed dogs, participating in strenuous physical activity such as hiking/walking/working/running on uneven terrain, climbing trees, participating in crafts/activities using tools such as knives, ropes, scissors, sharp implements, fire-starting materials and fire, exposure to trees and vegetation, attending programs in an outdoor location without immediate access to bathrooms, shelter, running water and transportation, and drowning in streams, creeks, lakes and other bodies of water.
In the event of an emergency, I, the adult caregiver/guardian of the participating minor, grant all Heartwood staff members and personnel permission to authorize medical care for the participating minor from a licensed physician or other qualified health care provider, including (but not limited to): x-rays, tests, anesthesia, surgery, hospitalization and emergency transportation to medical facilities.
Heartwood Nature Programs Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, religion, or national origin.
Heartwood Nature Programs Foundation reserves the right at its sole discretion to refuse an application or dismiss a child from programs. No refund will be made of fees if the child has attended any portion of the session.
I understand that a schedule of events will be available to me and that all events are subject to change due to weather and/or scheduling conflicts without notice.
I will notify the program director and/or my child's teacher if my child is exposed to any communicable disease during the three weeks prior to attending any program session or at any time during their program participation.
I give permission for Heartwood to search my child’s belongings with the child present when the health, well-being or safety of the children or others requires it.
I understand and agree that Heartwood Nature Programs Foundation is not responsible for personal property that is lost, damaged, or stolen in connection with participation in Heartwood Nature Programs.
I, the adult caregiver/guardian of the participating minor, understand that Heartwood Nature Programs Foundation (also known as Heartwood Nature Programs and Heartwood) provides school year and summer camp programs that include group activities that carry the possibility of exposure to communicable diseases such as (but not limited to) Influenza, MRSA, and COVID-19, and that these diseases may cause injury, illness, or death. I release and agree to hold harmless Heartwood Nature Programs and its directors, officers, and employees from all liability for injury, loss, damage, illness, or death resulting directly or indirectly from exposure to communicable diseases while participating in and/or enrolling in programs at Heartwood Nature Programs.
By signing my name below, I acknowledge that I have read the Liability Release Waiver and understand the contents of both; that I am at least eighteen (18) years old and fully competent to give my consent; that I am the legal guardian of the participating minor, that I have been sufficiently informed of the risks involved and give my voluntary consent as my own free act and deed with full intention to be bound by the same, and free from any inducement or representation.