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Prairiewood forest School
Handbook & Waiver

Welcome to the Prairiewood community! Our Handbook is designed to provide you with important information about the Prairiewood Forest School classes offered through St. Francis of the Woods, including when and where classes meet, what to bring (and not bring) to classes, safety information to ensure the best possible Forest School experience, and our policies on situations that may arise (such as severe weather, cancellations, unsafe behaviors, illness, etc.).


We feel honored to join with your family in this learning adventure, and are excited to deepen our connections with each other and our natural surroundings throughout our seasons together!


**Make sure to read the Handbook, below, and complete the waiver at the bottom of this page only when prompted to do so DURING the enrollment process. **

Handbook Waiver Form

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I have read the Handbook in its entirety and agree to all of the follwing:

Medical Authorization

In the event of an emergency or non-emergency situation requiring medical treatment, I hereby grant permission for any and all medical attention to be administered to my child, until such time as I can be contacted. This permission includes, but is not limited to, the administration of medical treatments and/or procedures deemed necessary under the recommendation of qualified medical personnel. I understand that class staff is trained in first aid but cannot administer advanced medical treatment, therefore in the case of an emergency, staff will call 911. I will assume all responsibility for payment(s) of medical treatment. St. Francis of the Woods, and staff, participants, and associates will not be responsible for any medical costs. 

Liability Waiver

I am aware that many risks are inherent in outdoor activities, and that some of these risks cannot be eliminated. I understand that these risks can cause injury, illness or death to my Child or damage to my Child’s belongings. I knowingly and freely assume all risks and hazards for myself and on behalf of my dependent, and agree that the St. Francis of the Woods Parties (owners, board of directors, employees, staff, participants, associates, volunteers) will not be liable for any damages or injuries that I or my dependent or our property may suffer as a result of participation in the activities. I agree that none of us will make any claim against or sue St. Francis of the Woods, or their Parties, whether such claims arise from the negligence of the Parties or otherwise, and that each of us will indemnify and hold harmless all such Parties from and against any such claims. If any portion of this Waiver & Release is held invalid, the remainder shall continue in full legal force and effect. My child is in good physical health, I will provide appropriate clothing for the weather and environmental conditions, and I have read and agree to the written provisions, policies, rules, and regulations in the Handbook and on

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