Waiver, Indemnification, and Medical Treatment
Below is a copy of our camper application's "Terms and Conditions". As a heads-up, our lawyers make us write this. We ultimately believe in doing the best we can and doing the right thing. So, read on:
WAIVER, INDEMNIFICATION AND MEDICAL TREATMENT AUTHORIZATION
As the parent/guardian of the applicant, I hereby grant permission for him/her to participate in the activities of Camp Young Judaea - Texas (the "Camp") and represent that he/she is physically able to participate in camp activities.
I understand that part of the camping experience involves activities and group living arrangements and interactions that may be new to my child. These activities come with certain risks and uncertainties beyond what my child may be used to dealing with at home. Further, I understand that camping activities involve certain inherent risks, including but not limited to swimming, hiking, sports activities, ropes course activities, and travel in buses off the camp premises, and I choose to voluntarily allow my child to participate in the full array of camp activities with full knowledge that such activities involve a degree of risk of harm associated with activities which can be physically strenuous from time to time. I know of no medical reason why my child should not participate in all camper activities.
In consideration of acceptance of the camper's application to camp, I, on behalf of myself and on behalf of my child/ward, release, waive, discharge, covenant not to sue and agree to hold harmless for any and all purposes, the Camp, and its non profit sponsor and non-profit organization that helps supply facilities, and Camp Young Judaea, Inc., (the Camp, and Camp Young Judaea, Inc. are referred to herein as "Releasees") and their members, officers, directors, servants, agents, volunteers or employees, from any and all liabilities, damages and/or claims resulting from illness, injuries or other damage which may be sustained by the camper during attendance at the Camp, including injuries sustained as a result of the sole, joint, or concurrent negligence, negligence per se, statutory fault, or strict liability of Releasees. I understand this waiver does not apply to injuries caused by intentional or grossly negligent conduct.
This waiver of liability expressly includes transportation to, from or in connection with such camp. I further hereby give permission for my child to leave Camp grounds under the supervision of Camp staff for Camp programs and/or for medical treatment.
In the event of illness or injury, we hereby authorize the staff members of the camp to obtain assistance from doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals for medical, surgical or any other appropriate treatment for my camper. Furthermore, I grant permission and consent for the attending medical professional to provide any medical or surgical treatment, which, in the medical professional's opinion, is deemed necessary. If medical/surgical care is obtained, we will not hold Releasees responsible or liable for the judgment of and/or treatment by a medical professional. I understand that the Releasees do not assume responsibility for medical, dental or other health expenses incurred as a result of my child's stay at camp. As a result, I agree to ensure that I have personal insurance coverage to my satisfaction to cover any potential medical, dental or health expenses my child may incur while under the supervision of the Camp and that the cost of any necessary medical/surgical care will be my responsibility.
It is agreed that in the mutual interests of Camp and the campers, the parents of the camper herewith enrolled will read and respect the rules and regulations of Camp outlined in the Camper & Parent Manual, which is online. The Camp reserves the right to dismiss, without refund, any camper who willfully disregards camp rules or who causes problems affecting the experiences of the other campers or Camp staff. Determination of the basis for a dismissal of a camper will be made in the sole discretion of the Camp Director. In case of late arrival, dismissal, or withdrawal of the child for ANY reason whatsoever, there will be no refund for camp fees. It is mutually understood that Camp accepts no responsibility for any loss of, or damages to, any camper's property incurred during the session or while in transit. We strongly suggest that your child not bring any items of significant value with them to Camp.
I agree that Camp Young Judaea - Texas may use any photograph, video, image, likeness, utterance or statement in which a camper may appear or be involved, in whole or in part, in any media, including the Internet, for promotional or other purposes, without approval by or compensation to the camper or Parent/Legal Guardian.
In signing this Waiver, Indemnification and Medical Authorization, I acknowledge and represent that I have read it, understand it, and sign it voluntarily as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements or inducements contrary to the foregoing agreement that has been reduced to writing have been made. I understand that this agreement involves waiver of legal rights to which I have the right and opportunity to discuss with my attorney. Having availed myself of such an opportunity, I execute this document for full and adequate consideration and intend to be bound by the same now and in the future. I am the parent or legal guardian of the Camper named below, who is under the age of 18. I agree on behalf of my child or ward to all of the terms contained in this Waiver, Indemnification and Medical Authorization.