Risk ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND RELEASE FOR PARTICIPATION IN CAMP ACTIVITIES

Please read this agreement CAREFULLY before agreeing. If the participant is a minor (under the age of 18), all documents must also be signed in person by either a parent or legal guardian. All reference to “participant” deemed to include the parent or legal guardian of any participant who is a minor or the entire family in case of a family camp or retreat. It is expressly understood and agreed that Christ Covenant Church shall not be responsible or legally liable for any losses of personal property or for any bodily injuries, or the results thereof, incurred and suffered by the applicant on any property, or in connection with any activities or programs, unless such loss or injury results directly from the negligent or willful act of an employee of Christ Covenant Church acting within the scope of his or her employment.

Christ Covenant Church programs may include but are not limited to participation in firearms training, hiking, mountain biking, and camping in an outdoor setting. The participant is aware in agreeing to this release that certain elements of the retreat are physically and emotionally demanding, and that not all hazards and dangers associated with the activities can be foreseen. The participant understands that certain risks, dangers and injuries, including fatality, due to acts of God, inclement weather, slipping, falling, insect bites, equipment failure and all other circumstances inherent to outdoor settings may exist in the program’s activities. The participant also agrees it is impossible for Christ Covenant Church to guarantee absolute safety. The participant understands and voluntarily assumes all such risks, dangers and injuries associated with participation in this program and agrees that neither Christ Covenant Church, its elders, staff nor other representatives in any capacity shall be responsible for any loss, damages, or injuries resulting to the participant in the absence of gross negligence imputable to Christ Covenant Church.

The participant further agrees to release, indemnify and hold Christ Covenant Church, its elders, officers, staff and agents harmless from or for any claims, causes or action, liabilities or damages that may arise as a result of or in connection with his/her participation in the program. The participant expressly agrees to obey all of the program safety regulations and direction by the program’s leaders. The participant voluntarily assumes and accepts responsibility for all risks, dangers and injuries resulting from either his/her failure to obey safety regulations and directions of activity leaders or from the exercise of judgment by such activity leaders made in good faith based on then existing circumstances.

The participant has read and understands the above release and understands the above Participant Agreement/Acknowledgment and Release. The participant’s agreement is also intended to bind his/her/their successors, heirs, representatives, administrators and assigns.

I will assume the responsibility for restricting any activities agreed upon and listed above. I assume full responsibility for my health and I certify that I am free of or will notify leaders of any medical, physical or emotional conditions which might create undue risk for myself or others. I will exercise good judgment in regard to my own health, safety and well-being while participating in the program. If for any reason I question my ability to participate in the activity, I will tell my instructor prior to participation.