In order to prevent parents from needing to fill out a registration and waiver form every time we are used for a class, this form will cover all our programs. You may be asked questions that do not apply to the current program you are signing up for. Please understand that as a Ranch and Farm it is possible that your child will have exposure to any or all of our other programs that use animals or materials presented in this form even if your current class is just for math.
Just a reminder that registration is a 2 step process.You must pay using the add to cart feature on the website and you must fill out this registration form, unless you are paying for horse lessons. Horse lessons are paid at the time of your first lesson. We can only take cash at this time for horse lessons. You can pay for each lesson each time or prepay for as many as you would like.
An email will be sent to you after the completion of this form with important information regarding camp. Please check both your junk and spam folders if you do not see the email in your general box
Students are expected to follow all program rules and behave appropriately as such refunds cannot be given if a student is asked to leave for infraction of a program rule or disruptive behavior or if a child is voluntarily withdrawn.
Children attending "Follow the Child" on the Farm and or Party Ponies and Friends must be able to:
*Move daily on foot on uneven, outdoor terrain and negotiate natural obstacles, such as trails and hills.
*Lift and carry an item such as a small backpack.
*Follow directions and participate willingly in camp activities.
*Refrain from violence, hitting, verbal assault, bullying, or any similar behavior.
*Listen well, show respect for others, work, play and interact in large and small groups without constant one-on-one assistance.
*Abide by all camp rules as explained by camp staff.
*Promptly notify Staff of any health condition that requires medical attention.
I acknowledge that the information provided on the registration form is complete and accurate. Initialing the agreement box below I am legally signing this agreement and understand that it is legally binding, as such, I am confirming that my child is capable of meeting the participation requirements outlined in this form.
It is important that we know of any physical, mental, or emotional condition that could affect the safety of the applicant, other students, or staff. I understand that if I fail to disclose such information and my child’s undisclosed physical, mental or emotional condition adversely affects other students, my child and/or staff, my child may be asked to leave the program and the tuition will not be refunded.
In order to limit the risk of possible covid illness we require that all students are school ready. Meaning students must be able to perform daily tasks independently. They must be able to dress themselves for outdoor activities, put shoes on, coats, snow pants, gloves, hats etc for winter outdoor activities. Students must be potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently. Please understand this is for the health safety of your child as well as other students and our staff.
We do not require masks.the choice to use a mask is purely at the descretion of the participating families..
Tuition is nonrefundable. Once we have reserved your camp spot we are turning away other students. In the event that your camp week is unable to to open due to a covid related restriction, your tuition will be applied to the next safe available camp date that meets your schedule. Each summer, we have approximately 13 weeks of summer camp with 26 different camp options. By initialling you are stating that you have read our payment policy and understand it. We do our very best to accomodate parents in various situations and our payment policy is clearly displayed on our website. Unfortunately we can not hold spots at programs for those that do not intend to come. We are bound by capacity rules with the American Camp Association and therefor when we hold your spot in a program we are turning away another student. It is for these reasons that we ask parents to confirm their summer schedules before reserving with us.
Though we are not a public school we follow safety guidelines for public education. Your child's safety and well being is our highest priority while they are enjoying camp activities therefor If your child's allergy requires the use of an epipen your child must know how to administer this on his/her own. And the following must be provided per Article 3Sec. 14.30.141. Self-administration and documentation of medication.
(a) A public school shall permit the self-administration of medication by a pupil for asthma or anaphylaxis if, during the current school year, the pupil’s parent or guardian provides the school
(1) written authorization for the self-administration of the medication; By initialing number 1 of this section I am giving my written authorization for my child as described in the camp information portion of this document to self administer their epipen/inhaler should an emergency arise.
(2) written certification from the pupil’s health care provider that the pupil
(A) has asthma or a condition that may lead to anaphylaxis;
(B) has received instruction in the proper method of self-administration of the medication; and
(C) has demonstrated to the health care provider the skill level necessary to use the medication and any device that is necessary to administer the medication as prescribed;
(3) a release of liability for the school and its employees or agents for injury arising from the self-administration or storage of the medication;
(4) an agreement to indemnify and hold harmless the school and its employees or agents for any claims arising out the self-administration or storage of the medication;
(5) a written treatment plan for the pupil that is signed by the pupil’s health care provider for managing asthma or anaphylaxis episodes, a list and dosage of medications needed during school hours, and permission for and instruction on storage of the medication at school; and
(6) any other documentation required by the school that is consistent with this section.
By signing here I acknowledge the requirements of 2-6 regarding my child's use of an epipen/inhaler while at summer camp and agree to follow these requirements by signing the release of liability below and providing the above documents to the summer camp prior to my child's first day
*Substitute Teacher Information:
We make every effort to ensure that your child will have the same camp teacher for the full duration of the program you have selected. Unfortunately illness does occur. In the event that your child's' teacher becomes unavailable for any circumstance "Follow the Child" will provide an appropriate substitute during your regular teachers absence. All staff and affiliates of "Follow the Child" are required to submit to an interested persons report and provide this report to "Follow the Child" its affiliates, the Anchorage School District and the Matsu Borough. By initialing here you are agreeing to accept an appropriate substitute in the event your camp week or day requires one.
*Drop off and pick up policy:
Camp gates/ classroom doors do not open until your program starts. Please understand and respect that the time before the gates open is our teacher preparation time. If you arrive early you may wait at the gate until the teachers open it. If you proceed thru the gate and drop your camper off before your session starts a fee of $20 will be charged and expected at the time you drop off your child, unless you have made prior arrangements by email for before and after care.
Summer Programs: Camp ends at 2:00pm For Animal Adventures, 2pm for Wacky Wranglers and 11:30 for Pony Pals. Wacky Wranglers and Pony Pals are suspended for the summer of 2022. We hope to be able to bring those programs back in the future. Repeated tardiness will result in a $20 charge each day you are late. We understand the challenges of traffic and do our best to be accommodating and understand when this occurs occasionally. The charge is meant to detour tardiness on a daily basis as this is hard on our teachers if they need to go to an appointment or have other plans after work.
We ask that you respect our teacher’s personal time as well and also understand that like many of you she may be traveling to a from Anchorage. There may be days that she has scheduled a dentist, doctor eye or other appointment and she may need to leave promptly at the end of your session. Please understand that our desire for you to pick your child up on time is not meant cause you any hardship. We generally understand a few minutes here and there. If you are repeatedly late and by more than a few minutes you will be asked to pay a $20 late pick up fee.
If you need before and after care please make these arrangements by talking to the teacher directly. Alaska State Minimum Wage is $10.34 pr hour. We pay our fill in help $13 per hour. Due to the cost of teachers pay before and after care is generally not provided by our certified teachers but our qualified teaching assistant or other staff. In the event that you need before and after care and your child is the only child that needs this you will be expected to pay the hourly wage of $13 per hour that your child requires care for up to 1 hour before camp starts and for 1 hour after camp ends, This can be arranged by speaking directly with us by phone, text or email.. If 6 kids or more are in need of before and after care the cost will be $18 for the full week for before care and $18 for the full week for after care or $30 for the full week for both.
I understand that the program takes place in farm setting with exposure to animals, plants, and agricultural products. Students attending an animal related program will take part in both horse and other animal related activities. I understand and acknowledge that the activity of horsemanship, both horse riding and cart driving involves some risk, that an animal irrespective of its training and usual past behavior and characteristic may act or react unexpectedly or unpredictably at times and as such I assume such risks. I understand Students may take part in daily farm activities which may be potentially hazardous activities, including but not limited to, grooming animals, horse riding, leading animals, and feeding animals. I also understand that regardless of my child’s past allergy or non-allergy status, exposure to animals and their by products such as but not limited to wool, milk and manure can result in an allergic reaction. Recognizing the potential hazards outlined above, I on behalf of myself, my child and my assigns, do hereby release Follow the Child, Party Ponies and Friends, its employees, agents, successors, and assigns, of and from any and all liability, causes of action, claims and demands of every kind and nature whatsoever arising out of my child’s participation in any Party Ponies and Friends, and or "Follow the Child "Camp, including but not limited to any claim arising out of the conditions of the premises, the operations of the camp, the acts or omissions of Party Ponies and friends, and "Follow the Child" employees and agents, or any other negligence. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless "Follow the Child", Party Ponies and Friends , and its employees and agents, for and from any damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, incurred in connection with my child’s participation in camp. If my child has a known allergy that requires the use of an epipen I on behalf of myself, my child and my assigns, do hereby release Follow the Child, Party Ponies and Friends, its employees, agents, successors, and assigns, of and from any and all liability, for injury arising from the self-administration or storage of the medication; I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless "Follow the Child", Party Ponies and Friends , and its employees and agents, for and from any damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, incurred in connection with my child’s use of the epipen/inhaler and or storage of the medication.
Personal Responsibility related to Novel Corona Virus/ Covid 19:
Novel Corona Virus/covid 19 has been declared a world wide pandemic by the World Health Organization.COVID19 is reported to be extremely contagious .The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person to person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces, objects or possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefor spread the disease.The exact method of spread and contraction are currently unknown and there is no known treatment or cure.. Evidence has shown that covid 19 can cause serious and potentially life threatening illness and even death.
Party Ponies and Friends/Follow the Child on the Farm cannot prevent you or your child(ren) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading covid-19 while utilizing our premises. Its not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefor, if you choose to utilize our services and/or enter onto Party Ponies and Friends/ Follow the Child premises you may be exposing yourself to and /or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading covid-19. Our programs are outdoors when possible which has been said to provide less risk of exposure.
Assumption of Risk: I have read and understand the above warning concerning covid-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting covid 19 for myself and/or my children in order to utilize Party Ponies and Friends /Follow the Childs services.
Covid 19 Waiver of Lawsuit/Liability: Recognizing the potential hazards outlined above regarding the Novel Corona Virus/Covid 19, I on behalf of myself, my child and my assigns, do hereby release Follow the Child, Party Ponies and Friends, its employees, agents, successors, and assigns, of and from any and all liability, causes of action, claims and demands of every kind and nature whatsoever arising out of my child’s participation in any Party Ponies and Friends, and or "Follow the Child " programs, including but not limited to any claim arising out of the conditions of the premises, the operations of the camp, the acts or omissions of Party Ponies and friends, and "Follow the Child" employees and agents, or any other negligence. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless "Follow the Child", Party Ponies and Friends , and its employees and agents, for and from any damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, incurred in connection with my child’s participation in camp.
I/we hereby allow, Follow the Child and Party Ponies and Friends to use photographs, audio clips or video images of my child for promotional materials.
I/we have read and agree to the terms and policies in this application, liability release form and the camp literature.
I/we have read and understand your payment policy
*Permission to Treat
I attest that my child is in good health and able to actively participate in program activities except as noted by my personal email to educators sent prior to my child's first session date outlining any limitations they have. I take full responsibility to see that my child is properly prepared for camp including having proper clothes and equipment and being in good health.
I authorize the program to provide routine health care, administer prescribed and over-the-counter medications for various problems.
I authorize the camp to share information in this Health Form with selected camp staff (counselor, health care & inclusion staff) and professional health care providers on a need-to-know basis.
In the event I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give permission to the medical personnel selected by the camp director to order x-rays, routine tests, treatments; to release any records necessary for insurance purposes; to provide/arrange necessary transportation for my child.
I give permission to the physician selected by the camp director to secure and administer treatment, including hospitalization, for my child.