Sensitivity Towards Others Students and Staff must always be respectful and courteous of each other, their belongings and the environment. Any mistreatment or wrong doing will not be tolerated.
Self-Supervision The staff is there to provide a safe learning environment but ultimately each student is responsible for themselves. Checking in with the instructor and themselves about their health and belongings is essential.
Honest Communication Tell the truth. Students must always communicate clearly and openly with the staff and visa versa. Students must also communicate well with each other and pull an instructor aside if there are any problems.
Rules and Policies
The 10 rules listed below are the Rules and Policies of Making Tracks Earth Education. We hold these standards to create a safe, fun and healthy learning environment for all. We expect everyone to abide by these rules. And we operate on the three strike rule.
Safety first, fun second. Any unsafe behavior may result in your removal from class. Be safe to have fun.
Honest Communication- Participants will be truthful with themselves and others
Self-Supervision-Students will learn to take responsibility for themselves and their belongings.
Sensitivity Towards Others- Students will be respectful of other people, other people's belongings and the outdoors.
Making Tracks is not responsible for lost or forgotten items.
Pets are not permitted during class.
Three strikes and you are out. If an instructor has to ask you to change your behavior you get a warning. If an instructor asks you to change your behavior twice we talk with the parents or guardians. If an instructor asks you to change your behavior for a third time it will result in your removal from class.
Use of illegal/illicit drugs or alcohol is not permitted and will result in your immediate removal from class without a refund. Students will inform an instructor any time they must take prescribed medicine as they do so.
Fraternization of any kind is prohibited during class. Any sexual advances or misconduct will result in your immediate removal from class without a refund. If you feel someone is acting inappropriately towards you in class please notify an instructor.
No discussing politics or religion during class time. This is a judgment free zone and an all inclusive environment.
If a student has any concerns they are to tell an instructor immediately, we are here to provide a safe and fun learning environment for all participants.
Waiver Release Form
All participants must read and sign a standard Liability Waiver and photo release form prior to the start of class. For access email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
Payment secures your spot on our schedule. Clients who have paid and scheduled will be prioritized over those who have scheduled and not paid. Payments must be received on or before the class start date/time. Payments received more than a week after the class start date/time may incur late fees.
All cancellations from Making Tracks will result in a full refund. If a client cancels within 24 hours of class start time and date they will not receive a refund. If a client no shows or cancels the day of class they will not receive a refund. If a client pays a deposit and cancels 2-6 days prior to event they will not receive a refund. If a client pays in full and cancels 2-6 days prior to event they will receive a 50% refund.
Instructors retain the right to charge for any material cost they deem necessary. Generally speaking, major material costs include items that take longer than an hour to collect or prepare and items that must be shipped or bought. For a better idea of what effects cost see our skills index. Note: Specific locations may incur a travel cost.
Prerequisites Must be 7 years or older to bring a knife or use a knife in class. Knife must be 3-6 inches long. If it folds it must lock in the unfolded position If it does not fold it must have a sheath Knives must be kept sharp and clean
Level 1 After completion of knife safety level 1 students may bring a knife to class. They may use their knives according to 5 rules of knife safety. Level 1 knife safety students are responsible for knowing and abiding by the knife safety rules.
Task 1: Recite and explain the 5 rules of knife safety without using your notes. (Must be at least one class period after learning them)
You must always ask a staff member permission to use your knife.
Do not cut yourself
You must utilize a blood bubble
You must carve safely
You must take proper care of your knife
(failure to abide by these rules may result in knife confiscation for the day)