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Privacy Policy


Updated 2/13/2024

Cancellation Policy 
If you are unable to attend an Arboretum Program, Class, or your registered Camp WILD week, with notification prior to the event, you may transfer your registration fee to another class in the same year, or another open week of Camp WILD. 

Cancellations for any camp, program, or class must be made in writing at least two weeks prior to the scheduled activity for a 75% refund. No refunds will be made less than two weeks prior to the class. 

Consent and Release
All children attending Camp WILD must have a signed waiver on file. Download and print HERE. Please drop it off before the first day of camp. Copies are also available at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum office. Only one waiver is required per camper per summer. Campers who do not have a waiver on file will not be able to stay for Camp WILD. 

Photos/Video Release for Events 
Please be aware that campers, as well as program and class attendees, may appear in promotional photos and/or videos on Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum social media and other marketing platforms. 

Sign In/Out Procedure 
For your child’s safety we will have a sign in/sign out sheet that must be filled out for each session of camp, both when you drop off and when you pick up your camper. 

Check-in for each Camp WILD day begins fifteen minutes before the scheduled start time, and check-out will begin fifteen minutes prior to the end of Camp WILD. Campers will enter through the Jasper Education Center entrance, just under the Schoolhouse Bell Tower. 

We follow the South Dakota Department of Health guidelines for admitting campers who are ill. If your child is sick, we recommend that you call Education Coordinator Natalie at 605-376-9961 with as much notice as possible and we will discuss the options for your camper. Please note that we do not require immunizations for children to attend Camp WILD. 

What to Bring to CAMP 

• Campers should dress appropriately for the weather. They should wear shoes that have a back (no sandals). Campers are welcome to bring ponchos, raincoats, or umbrellas if the forecast includes rain. WILD about WATER campers will benefit from rain boots.

• Please apply sunscreen before your child is dropped off for the day, or pack sunscreen for children who are able to apply it independently. 

• We recommend that you send a water bottle with your camper for warm days. 

• Snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon for all campers. If your child has specific nutritional needs, you are welcome to send a separate snack for your camper.



We encourage all photographers to come out and enjoy the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site. The natural beauty and unique setting provide plenty of opportunity to capture outdoor photos for friends and family. Please follow proper Park Etiquette when choosing your setting. Scheduled events have precedence, including proximity, line of site, and sound considerations.

We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our volunteers or supporters outside of our immediate organization. This policy has no exceptions. We do not sell or exchange your information with any other organization, public, private, or nonprofit.

Our privacy policy was developed as an extension of our commitment to combine the excellent service with the highest level of integrity in dealing with our website users. The policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, and safeguard the personal information you provide and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This statement will be continuously assessed against new technologies, ethical practices, and the needs of our users.

  1. What Information Do We Collect?

    When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.

  2. Personal Information You Choose to Provide

    We may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your e-mail address, postal address, home or work telephone number and other personal information for such purposes as correspondence, placing an order, requesting an estimate, or participating in online surveys.

    If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

  3. Website Use Information

    Similar to other websites, our site may utilize a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the sites visited just before and just after ours. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

  4. How Do We Use The Information You Provide To Us?

    Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing service and support and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of all personal information provided by our users. You may at any time notify us of your desire not to receive these offers.

  5. What Are Cookies?

    Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

  6. How Do We Use Information Collected From Cookies?

    We use website browser software tools such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our website users' browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our users. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our users and prospective users.

    Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our website as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website's visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual e-mail address or any personally identifying information about you.

  7. Notice Of New Services And Changes

    Occasionally, we may use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As a user of our website, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on a response box when you receive such an offer or by sending us an e-mail request.

  8. How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?

    When you send confidential personal information to us on our website, a secure server software which we have licensed encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches our website.

    Other e-mail that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as Social Security, credit card, or account numbers to us through an unsecured e-mail.

  9. How Do We Protect Your Information?

    Information Security -- We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.

    Evaluation of Information Protection Practices -- Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with organization policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.

    Employee Access, Training and Expectations -- Our organization values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of user information. In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.

  10. How Can You Access And Correct Your Information?

    You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by e-mailing us using the contact form provided to you within the site structure of our website.

  11. Do We Disclose Information To Outside Parties?

    We may provide aggregate information about our customers, sales, website traffic patterns and related website information to our affiliates or reputable third parties, but this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this privacy policy.

  12. What About Legally Compelled Disclosure Of Information?

    We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

  13. Permission To Use Of Materials

    The right to download and store or output the materials in our website is granted for the user's personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without our express written permission is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on this site may contact us directly.