Terms of Enrollment
Signatures: This contract is not valid unless electronically signed by the parent or guardian of the child(ren) and the enrollment is accepted by Tribal Wisdom Academy LLC, here referred to as the Academy. The signing parent/guardian agrees to follow all the rules and regulations established by the Academy including those regarding payment and child(ren's) behavior as partially outlined in the most current Behavior Contract PDF available on the school website.
Dismissal: For the general welfare of all participants, Tribal Wisdom Academy LLC reserves the right to dismiss any participant whose conduct or influence, in the opinion of the Academy staff, is dangerous or detrimental to the best interests of the Academy or participants. Also, any participant found in possession of or using alcohol, tobacco, or any illegal or immoral substance or materials will be dismissed immediately and no refund issued. As well, the available Student Behavior Contract and its periodic updated versions will generally outline behavior and safety guidelines which may include possible alternatives to dismissal.
Switching Weeks, Cancellations and Refund Credits:
Two-weeks or more before your camp you may email Claire to switch session dates with no fee, as long as there is space in the week(s) that you are switching to. Note that all weeks may be full by that time, and in that case anything that you have paid will be kept as a credit toward the following year TWA summer camps only.
Cancellations must be in writing (emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org):
Before April 1st, you may cancel for any reason and receive a 100% refund of all amounts paid, minus a $50 administration fee.
April 1st to two-weeks before your camp: Anything that you have paid will be kept as a credit toward the following year TWA summer camps only.
No refund or credit will be made if less than two-weeks before your camp date, nor for late arrival, early departure, dismissal for cause or other reasons.
Tuition and fees are agreed to be the reasonable amount as and for liquidated damages. If tuition is not paid as per the schedule of payment, discount credits will not apply and enrollment may be canceled. Parents must pay tuition in full (by check, PayPal, invoice or online payment) 10 days before the start of any week unless as scheduled in a payment plan. Short notice sign-ups may be arranged by using options that the Academy may have available on the school website, or by speaking with the Academy Director or Administrator.
Contract: This contract constitutes the full understanding of the parties hereto and no change, modification or waiver of any of the terms shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both parties. Any parent signing this agreement acknowledges that he/she is acting as an agent of the non-signing parent, has the authority to enroll the child(ren) at the Academy and to execute this agreement on behalf of the non-signing parent. This contract is binding and any dispute between parents shall not affect Tribal Wisdom Academy’s right to enforce it. It is agreed to use binding neutral arbitration to resolve disputes.
Parents acknowledge that various Academy programs may include the minor's direct involvement and control over: knife/saw/axe and other tools, woodworking, wood burning, hammers, nails, scrap lumber, bolts and screws, power drills, playing with rope, archery, bow carving, arrow making, stone tool making, glass and tile breaking, paint and dyes, animal tracking and stalking, spear making and throwing, sling and slingshot making and using, blowgun making and shooting, throwing sticks and rocks, animal anatomy or owl pellet dissection, fire-by-friction, campfire cooking, playing with matches and lighters, flint-and-steel fire making, blacksmithing, hammock and tent camping, map and compass use, nature hikes, tree felling, hunting, fishing and trapping, knot tying, lasso throwing, rope bridges, slacklines, zip lines, rope swings, Boy Scout tower lashing and climbing, tree and pole climbing, watercraft trekking, geology and astronomy classes, chemistry, physics, soldering tin and lead, metal casting, pottery firing, various circuits and voltages/amperages of electricity, glue and hot glue, scissors, lasers, hay and grass, feathers, insects, shellfish, wild animals, fresh eggs, milking, rawhide, sinew, animal bones, nuts, fungi, ethnobotany classes and wild edible plant tasting, night hiking with marshmallow necklaces, bear and lion tracking, basket making, survival shelter building, wilderness backpacking, moccasin and leather sewing, toy sword fighting, gymnastics, card throwing, catapult operation, plastic and/or metal tomahawk throwing, airgun shooting, exploding high air-pressure water bottle targets, model rocket making and launching, gunpowder, fire-piston ignition technologies, sun magnification fire-making, open flame, gas torches, oil lamps, kite flying, riding carts and bicycles, horses, farm animals, dogs and pets, bread baking, making toys that fly, small steam engines, magnesium alloy fire starting, stone grinding of grains, hot wax candle making, strong magnets, digging tunnels, various science fair style projects, and other fun stuff.