Hold Harmless Agreement Learning Outside
offers outdoor learning programs on Triangle Land Conservancy’s Irvin Nature Preserve, 269 acres of pasture, forest and wetlands preserved in perpetuity by the Triangle Land Conservancy in Orange County. Program activities include art, science and other learning activities for both children and adults. Activities in this program may include, but are not limited to:
gardening, farm chores, interaction with goats, chickens and other farm animals as well as cats and/or dogs, drawing, painting, printmaking, other arts and crafts activities, nature crafts, singing, song writing, storytelling, dance, creative drama, puppet making, nature exploration, shelter building from natural materials, fire building, cooking, animal tracking, running games and other strenuous physical activity, archery, walking along the farm driveway to the pond, pond exploration and wading in the pond, hikes in the woods and to the creek, creek exploration and wading in the creek, work with woodworking hand tools and more.
Risks inherent in these activities include, but are not limited to:
- Exposure to biting insects, ticks, poison ivy, and poisonous snakes
- Exposure to diseases carried by ticks and other biting insects
- Walking, hiking, running and playing in hot or otherwise inclement weather
- Falls from climbing or slipping on pond banks, tree stumps, branches, & uneven terrain or tripping on rocks/stumps
- Injuries from use of sharp tools for carving, whittling, gardening and/or woodworking, or glue guns and allergic reaction from exposure to paints, paper mâché paste, cement, and other art materials during arts and crafts activities
- Burns from hot plate, camp fire, or hot food/liquids during cooking activities
- Drowning or injury while wading or playing in natural bodies of water
- Accidents on the driveway
- Risks normally associated with travel in a car driven by staff, hired driver or parent a participant
I authorize Wendy Banning, Director of Learning Outside, as well as all paid and volunteer instructors in whose care my child has been entrusted, to lead the above named child in activities of the type listed above. I understand that there are risks inherent with the activities as well as with transportation to and from each area. I nevertheless voluntarily assume all risks of loss, damage or injury that may be sustained through my child's participation in programs offered by Learning Outside.
I agree to hold Learning Outside, Wendy Banning and all other instructors, volunteers, staff, independent contractors, hired drivers and Learning Outside Board Members as well as the Triangle Land Conservancy harmless for injuries which may occur during such activities or while being transported to and from such activity.