4EEE | Registration for Sacramento Pilot classes
March 9 or 30th, 10 am to 1:30 pm
River Bend Park
To register please fill out forms and bring $20 payment per child the day of class.
Waiver and Medical Forms;
Before you or your child(ren) can attend a program, you must fill these out and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail.
We need one form packet per attendee, so if more than one person has registered for a program, we need a set of forms for each individual.
Please bring fee the day of class.
NOTE: to download these files, you need free Adobe Reader VERSION 9 or later. If you do not have it, get it here.
Once you have submitted your online registration, please be sure to follow up with payments in a timely manner by mailing your check, or paying the day of class.
To pay by check:
P O Box 1823
Nevada City, CA 95959
Fox Walker Good to know Facts
I would like to remind parents that children can be exposed to hazards when engaging in outdoor education. Nature has many plants and critters that can be harmful or irritating to humans. In Northern CA there is poison oak, ground bees, meat bees, and ticks, rattle snakes, to name a few. We are constantly making the children aware of their surroundings and introducing them to what poison oak looks like as well as any other possible hazards. Despite the fact that we take many precautions, the children may still have encounters with these hazards.
There are things you can do at home to minimize any impact of these hazards and to ensure that your child’s experience remains a pleasant one. Please examine your child for possible stings, rashes, and pests, and especially look and feel for ticks. The itchy rash caused by poison oak is no fun, so to help increase preventative efforts you can make sure that your child:
- wears appropriate attire to class, such as closed toe shoes. If you are very concerned long pants are suggested.
- bathes with soap in cool water and washes their clothes after each Fox Walker program to remove any possible oils that cause the rash. Tecnu soap is also a great product to remove these oils.
While at our programs your child will be spending a lot of time in the woods and in contact with the Earth. Getting dirty is expected and camouflaging with mud and soot is possible. We play outside rain or shine so they may also end up wet. Please don’t bring anything that can’t get dirty or that is easily snagged on brush. If you like a clean car it is a good idea to have a change of clothes in the car or a way to cover your seat when picking up a Fox Walker participant!
Towels and or a change of clothes/swim attire can be helpful and when the weather is warm.
Food and Water:
Kids get hungry and need water. At Fox Walkers we take age-appropriate snack breaks so please be sure to provide snacks for your child(ren). The younger they are, the more often we snack. For the Young Fox Walkers ages 4-6, multiple easy-to-access snacks that are packaged separately are useful. If your child will be at Fox Walkers for lunch please be sure to provide a hearty lunch. Sometimes it is useful to explain to them what is meant to be “snack” and what is meant to be “lunch”, especially for the younger kids.
Though sharing is a fabulous character trait to inspire in children, at Fox Walkers the sharing of food is not encouraged. We have a variety of food allergies and food restrictions to honor. Again, this is especially important to explain to the younger kids. Not all children understand the nature of food allergies and restrictions, and ingredients that families are avoiding can be quite hidden.
A water bottle is essential to your child’s well being. It helps if they are labeled. 4EEE has quite a collection of left-behind, unlabelled fancy water bottles. We’d rather have them go home to you.
Children need a sturdy backpack to transport their goods in for excursions into the woods. We have found that other styles of bags/baskets can make it difficult for kids to move freely and easily through the woods. Especially with the Young Fox Walkers who have a diminished capacity to carry much, it has proved useful to have a bag that can be left behind with lunch and other bulky items such as towel/change of clothes, and a backpack for carrying snacks, water, and clothing items needed immediately (hats, warm jacket, etc.).
Please send seasonally appropriate clothing and accessories with your child(ren). In the summer this can include sun block, sunglasses, sun hats. It is recommended that for younger children you apply sun block before leaving so instructors are not spending a lot of time helping with this task. In the fall and winter this includes warm hat, gloves/mittens, scarves, warm shoes, rain jackets/pants/boots. In wet weather cotton will not keep your child warm. Wool fabrics are best for continuing to insulate when wet, but synthetic fibers will also work to keep moisture from your child’s skin and dry faster. Even a 50/50 cotton/poly t-shirt is warmer than straight cotton. Labeling your child’s clothing can help ensure that it all ends up back at your home eventually.
Your children are at Fox Walker to engage deeply with nature and each other, not modern technology. The use of technological devices is not permitted during programs.
Please feel free to share your feedback on what has and hasn’t worked for your child with regards to preparing them for a happy, healthy, meaningful experience at Fox Walkers.