The following Student Rules of Conduct are included as part of this Application Packet for parents/guardians to discuss in advance with their child(s) to ensure understanding before applying and attending the program.
All application requires this review and acknowledgment by both the Parent/Guardian and the student.
• The program is designed to develop beginning-level fly anglers; it is not expected or required that your youth already knows how to fly fish to be accepted. (Previous Basic experience is not a disqualifier)
• All student applicants should include a brief narrative to help us better understand their outdoor interests, experiences, commitment, and expectations from the program participation.
• The 2024 NEFT Youth Outreach Program is conducted every Saturday from March 30th to May 11th. Instruction begins promptly at 9:00 AM and ends at approximately 12:00 PM. On-time / early arrival to the classes is essential to ensure sessions start on time.
• Any changes to the weekly classes will be communicated via email or text by the Program Director or Instructor.
• Students are expected to attend all seven of the day sessions.
• A parent or guardian must inform the Program Director by phone or text before class starts in the event of unexpected illness or extenuating circumstances.
• Applications are accepted from September 30, 2023, through February 28, 2024, until all slots are filled.
• Parents/Guardians of the applicants will be notified approximately 10-20 days before the start of the program about their acceptance.
• Parents/Guardians are responsible for providing transportation for their child to and from the classes and activities locations described on the syllabus.
• Massachusetts law requires any person, age 15 or older, to have a Massachusetts fishing license when fishing. Fishing licenses are free for anglers ages 15-17 and may be obtained online at: https://massfishhunt.mass.gov/
• Parents/Guardians are invited to visit and observe any of the student activities and classes; however, they are not allowed to disrupt or participate in the activities without the express consent of the Program Director or Instructor.
• Students will receive a binder with information and materials at the beginning of the first class, that they will need to bring to each week's lesson.
• Students may be asked to submit a brief summary of their experience on the last day of class or to share their experience and learning from the program.
• New England Fly Tyers Inc. will provide, at no cost to the student (s), all fishing equipment & supplies, and under the following conditions, students can keep the equipment after completing the NEFT Youth Outreach program.
Due to the limited spaces available and the cost to operate the program, the Parent/Guardian MUST agree to the following as related to equipment:
▪ THE STUDENT MUST ATTEND ALL CLASSES DURING THE 7-WEEK PERIOD. ANY STUDENT THAT WITHDRAWS FROM THE PROGRAM OR FAILS TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES DURING THE PROGRAM WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO, AND WITH APPROVAL OF THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, WILL BE REQUIRED TO RETURN ALL MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT TO THE NEFT.
▪ SHOULD THE STUDENT FAIL TO RETURN ALL MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT TO THE NEFT, THEIR PARENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPAYING THE NEW ENGLAND FLY TYERS FOR THE REPLACEMENT COSTS OF THE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT, UP TO BUT NOT EXCEEDING $300.00,
• Students may not leave the classroom or sites unless authorized in advance by the Program Director or Instructor and, in some instances, may be required to be accompanied by a designated Instructor or staff volunteer.
• Students must wear a brimmed hat, long pants, long sleeve shirt, and closed-toe shoes for all outdoor classes. Sunglasses (polarized lenses are recommended) are also required for eye protection from an airborne hook and helps to reduce the glare on the water. These stipulations are required for the student's safety.
• All injuries are to be reported immediately to the Program Director. No injuries are considered insignificant.
• Students are required always to wear their name badges while attending the program.
• Students must wear a brimmed hat, long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes for all outdoor activities.
• Cell phones and texting are not permitted to be used during class time, except for students needing to contact parents/guardians for class-related questions or updates, and with specific permission of the Program Director.
• Photographs are permitted only for pictures of program activities or surroundings, but not for scenes where participants can reasonably expect personal privacy.
• Physical or verbal abuse or social hazing; vulgar language, gestures, or gender references; and displays of affection such as touching or kissing are not acceptable behavior and are prohibited.
• Lost & found articles are to be reported and turned in immediately to the Program Director.
• Parents/Guardians of a student requiring revised medications must report this change immediately and in writing to the Program Director.
• The use of tobacco products, illicit drugs, or consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. No exceptions!
• Violations of these rules may result in the student's suspension from activities or immediate dismissal from the program.
• If a student's behavior becomes disruptive or unsafe, and they do not respond following the instructor(s) or volunteers' request, the student may be removed from further participation.
• In the unlikely event that a student's behavior becomes disruptive or unsafe, develops absenteeism, or the student regularly does not respond satisfactorily to counsel from volunteers or staff, the student will be immediately removed from further participation, and the parent-guardian will be contacted to come, and remove the youth either temporarily or permanently from the program and activities.
For more information, please feel free to contact our Program Director: Richard Stano @ (508) 450-8846
I have read the Program Terms & Program Rules of Conduct Notice and agree with the terms of participation: