Growing Hope Field Trip Request Form
Thank you for your interest in visiting the Growing Hope Center. Growing Hope's Field Trip Program aims to bring youth, from pre-k through high school, to the Growing Hope Center to experience an urban farm first-hand. Youth will have the opportunity to participate in preparing healthy foods, nutrition education, planting, harvesting, and eating local, seasonal produce. It is our goal that the field trip program is an educational and enjoyable experience for the participants.

Please answer the following questions in order to help us plan a field trip that suits your group.
Return this form to the Growing Hope Center, 922 W. Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 or email to at least two weeks in advance of your preferred field trip date.

Name of Organization/School *
Your answer
Main Contact Person *
Your answer
Phone *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
Number of Participants (Minimum 5 participants; Maximum 30 participants) *
Your answer
Age range of participants *
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Number of Chaperones (we require a minimum of one chaperone per 10 participants)
Your answer
Preferred Date and Time of Visit *
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Do you have a second time if your first choice is unavailable?
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The fee for field trips is $3 per youth participant. Funding is available for groups where at least 50% of participants are eligible for food assistance benefits, such as SNAP or free/reduced school lunch.
Are at least 50% of participants eligible for food assistance benefits?
If known, what percentage of kids in your school have free or reduced lunch?
Your answer
Location of Field Trip
Which of the following activities are you interested in?
Does anyone have allergies or dietary restrictions? If so, what? (Providing any medication is the responsibility of the visiting organization.)
Your answer
Does anyone require special accommodations for mobility?
What type of transportation will the group be using? (Growing Hope has limited parking space but buses can park on a side street)
Your answer
Growing Hope would like to use photographs of this event in social media and other print or promotional materials. Does your organization agree to participate in photos?
Timing of Field Trips
Growing Hope will host field trips lasting from 1-2 hours. Depending on your activity requests and your schedule, we will prepare a field trip that best fits your needs.

We desire at least two weeks advance notice from you to prepare your field trip.

Role of Visiting Organization
We request that a Growing Hope photo release form be distributed to participants’ parents/guardians and that upon arrival a list of students who have a signed photo release form is given to us along with the signed forms. Signing the photo release is completely optional and will not impact participation in the program.

We request that the visiting organization have a permission to participate form signed by parents/guardians.

During the field trip, chaperones should have access to emergency information for each participant including family contact information and relevant medical information.

The visiting organization is responsible for ensuring all participants have any medication that they may need. Growing Hope will not store any medications.

The Role of Chaperones
Chaperones are expected to assist Growing Hope Staff with supervising and managing the behavior of participants.
Appropriate Clothing
Remember that we will be learning and working outside. Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
What to Bring for Participants
Refillable water bottle
Bug spray
Cancellation of Field Trip Program
If you need to cancel the program please give us at least two days in advance notice.

Growing Hope will cancel the program due to inclement weather at our discretion.

Facilities Information
The majority of our facilities are accessible for persons with mobility impairments. If accommodations are needed to make participation easier, please let us know prior to arrival.

Parking at the Growing Hope Center is limited, street parking is available across Michigan Ave on 1st Ave.

Your organization is responsible for transporting the participants safely to and from the Growing Hope Center. It is recommended that your organization have an emergency transportation vehicle.
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