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Program Participant Waivers
For Onsite Programs
To keep everyone safe and enjoy our property, it is very important for everyone to observe our guidelines. Please ensure your group’s health and individuals who are not well, should not attend a program at Hard Bargain Farm. All participants will be required to wear a face mask while indoors, while outdoors, as long as social distancing can be maintained, face masks will not be required of younger children. It is your responsibility to supply face masks for your students.
The following waiver is used for our onsite programs. Please print and have parents/guardians given permission for their child(ren). You will need to bring these with you on the day of your onsite program. If your school uses a “field trip” permission form already, please provide this to the Alice Ferguson Foundation when you arrive.
For Virtual Programs
Programs Cancellation Policy
We do not cancel programs because of weather – programs are conducted rain, shine, cold, or heat. However, we will cancel at the school’s request or if the school is closed or on a delayed start schedule. If desired, the Alice Ferguson Foundation will attempt to reschedule a field trip, if dates are available. If you must cancel, it is your responsibility to contact the Alice Ferguson Foundation at (301) 292-5665 as far in advance as possible. Please note that if you cancel within two weeks of your program, 20% of your fee may be retained by the Alice Ferguson Foundation.
A portion of our environmental campus is ADA accessible. Those areas include our Living Building, Education Pavilion, bunkhouses, wet meadow boardwalk, and the boardwalk along our Living Shoreline at Piscataway Park. Special accommodations can be made for activities that utilize areas that are not as easily accessible.