Tofino Waiver and Release
The following waiver is required for participation in any Tofino Nature Kids programs.
Be assured that your child’s safety during their time with us is first priority for our Educators. All of our Educators are certified in First Aid and CPR and at least one is certified in Bronze Cross Lifesaving.
You are required to digitally sign* the consent on our Registration Form to complete your child's registration.
Each new child to Tofino Nature Kids will have a 3 week trial period during which the lead mentor and the child’s family will assess if TNK is a good fit for the child. If it is decided, on either part, that enrollment will not continue there is no further financial obligation.
Tofino Nature Kids will not offer regular programming on statutory holidays.
On pro-d days of School District 70 (Tofino), we will open up our regular programs to drop-in spots in Tofino if available.
Winter break in Tofino follows the winter break of SD 70.
We take a 2 week spring break in March.
By signing the registration form, I hereby grant free permission for Tofino Nature Kids to use still or motion picture images of myself or my child, participating in their programs or events for outreach purposes, including but not limited to electronic or print materials, or print or broadcast media.
Application of Sunscreen, Lotions and Salves
By signing the Tofino Nature Kids Registration Form, I authorize Tofino Nature Kids staff to apply sunscreen, lotions or salves to my child when needed.
Health & Safety
● In consideration of all involved, please do not send your child to our programs if he/she is ill. Please call to notify us that your child will be absent until further notice. If your child becomes ill during our program, you will be contacted and are expected to arrange to pick him/her up as soon as possible.
● Please notify us of any changes in your phone number, address or place of employment.
● Please advise Tofino Nature Kids immediately of any changes in emergency contacts or anything else that pertains to your child’s health and safety.
If we are ordered to evacuate, we plan to go to the Tofino Community Center. However, the lead program mentor may decide that the safest option is to go to the closest point of high ground. You will be contacted as soon as possible. When at Chesterman Beach we will first evacuate to the 4th floor of the Wickanninish Inn until transportation can be arranged to the Community Hall or for parents to pick them up.
Tofino Nature Kids programs will run during a power outage.
By signing Tofino Nature Kids Registration Form, I understand that my child will be performing actions associated with outdoor play such as but not limited to: running, climbing, playing near and in the water, walking on rocks and forest trails. I am familiar with the usual risks associated with such activities. I allow my child to participate in these activities, and accept the risk of an accident occurring. My child/ward has my permission to participate in all session and field trip activities. In the case of an emergency, I hereby request and authorize a physician, hospital or healthcare provider to provide medical treatment promptly, whether or not I may be contacted or informed. I am the Parent or Legal Guardian of the above named child, who is under the age of 18 years and who wants to participate in Tofino Nature Kids programs.
Registration is per semester.
Fees are due by the 15th of the month prior to the start of the semester.
We accept credit card payments, e-transfers, cash or cheque.
Tofino Nature Kids has implemented the following cancellation policy based on the time, resources and staffing that goes into planning our programs. We cannot recover these expenses if you cancel. Cancellations made on short notice can also prevent others from attending.
If you cancel for any reason:
Cancellations/transfers made at least 14 days prior to the first day of a program will receive a full refund
Cancellations/transfers made between 11 and 14 days prior to the first day of a program will receive a refund of 50% of the total program tuition
Cancellations/transfers made 10 days or less prior to the first day of a program, or after the start of a program, are not refundable
By signing Tofino Nature Kids Registration Form, I acknowledge the following:
I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE PROGRAM/FEE SCHEDULE AND THE WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS FOR PARTICIPATION IN TOFINO NATURE KIDS PROGRAMS.