Enrollment for 2020/21
Weekly Nature School
Please select your desired program below. If enrolling more than one child you will have the option of adding another registration once you get to the event fees page (after filling out the registration form). A $300 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at the time of enrollment for each spot in the program. Please contact us with any questions 512-299-8870.
ENROLL IN PROGRAMS
*Please note that open spots are manually updated on the website during business hours. There may be a delay to updates.
2020/21 Age Requirements
Not sure which program to enroll your child in? Please see age requirements below.
Ringtails - Ages 5-6 (must be 5 by 9/30/20)
Kit foxes - Ages 7-8 (must be 7 by 9/30/20)
Coyotes - Ages 9-11 (must be 9 by 9/30/20)
Red Wolves - Ages 12-16 (must be 12 by 9/30/20)
Any age exceptions must be approved by Dave Scott in advance of enrollment:
For our 8/9 month programs (Weekly Nature School)
If you cancel or withdraw from a program for any reason:
30 days or more prior to the course starting date you will be given a full refund, minus the deposit. (All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to another program - i.e. Monthly Programs, Summer Camps, Weekend Classes, etc.)
Fewer than 30 days prior to the start date and during the first 15 calendar days of the program - If you have paid in FULL you will be given a 75% refund of the total program tuition. If you are paying on a payment plan and you cancel or withdraw at this point you will still be responsible for 25% of the program’s tuition and will need to continue to make payments until 25% has been paid (as agreed during your payment plan enrollment).
During the first 16-45 calendar days of the program- If you have paid in FULL you will be given a 50% refund of the total program tuition. If you are paying on a payment plan and you cancel or withdraw at this point you will still be responsible for 50% of the program’s tuition and will need to continue to make payments until 55% has been paid (as agreed during your payment plan enrollment).
During the first 46-90 calendar days of the program- If you have paid in FULL you will be given a 25% refund of the total program tuition. If you are paying on a payment plan and you cancel or withdraw at this point you will still be responsible for 75% of the program’s tuition and will need to continue to make payments until 75% has been paid (as agreed during your payment plan enrollment).
After 90 days from the program’s start date, no refund will be given. If you are paying on a payment plan you will still be responsible for paying the remainder of your scheduled payments.
With what is currently known about the spread of COVID-19 and the fact that all of Earth Native's programs operate 100% outdoors in small groups of 10 or less people we think that it is unlikely that the school will have to shut down again during the school year.
However, should that be necessary, and we are unable to provide in-person programming, the school will shift temporarily to at-home distance learning with the goal of helping our youth students to become inspired to go outside, explore nature, and work on projects at home. If there is a pause to our in-person programming we will allow any families who do not want to participate in the at-home programming to opt out and receive a partial refund for that portion of the school year. For these opt-out families, those who have already paid their tuition in full, will receive a partial refund and families who are enrolled in the payment plan, will receive a partial credit that will be applied to the invoice they are paying on. Refund and credit amounts for opt-out families will be based on the total number of missed in-person classes.
Program Guarantee: If any program is canceled by Earth Native School before it's start for ANY reason (COVID-19, Weather, etc.) a full refund will be offered. This includes ALL deposit money paid for an Ongoing Program or Intensives. This guarantee covers ANY and ALL Earth Native classes and courses.
Location: The first day of class each month is held at our beautiful wooded campus 20 minutes east of Austin: 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX 78602
All other class days are held at McKinney Falls State Park in Southeast Austin: 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin, TX 78744
Weekly Nature School Program Tuition: $1695 or pay monthly for $150 a month*
Deposit: $300 non-refundable deposit due at the time of enrollment
*Payment plan based on 10 monthly payments (from August-May) after a non-refundable $300 deposit. Click here for complete payment prices and options.
2020/21 Program Dates
This program meets one day each week throughout the school year. We offer Wednesday, Thursday or Friday program options.
First Week of class: September 9, 10 or 11
Last Week of class: May 19, 20 or 21
Holiday Breaks - NO CLASSES
Thanksgiving Break - November 25-27 (1 week)
Winter Break - December 23- January 1 (2 weeks)
Spring Break - March 10-19 (2 weeks)
PAYMENT PLAN ENROLLMENT:
If you are choosing to use the payment plan this school year - AFTER YOU ENROLL IN WEEKLY NATURE SCHOOL, you will need to enroll in the Payment Plan on the EFT website. (This information will be emailed to you in your confirmation email.)
Payments will begin on August 5, 2020, for 10 monthly payments, ending on May 5, 2021. If you do not enroll in the Payment Plan prior to August 1, your tuition balance will be automatically charged to the card you used for your deposit, on August 3, 2020. *If enrolling in the program after August 5th, payments will begin on the 5th of the following month.*