Release from Liability and Assumption of Risk
The Chemeketans is an outdoor recreation club. It consists of people who gather together to enjoy outdoor activities and there is no expectation that the Club is setting itself up as the expert in any of the outdoor activities offered by the Club. It is not a professional outdoor-activities guide service. Chemeketans trip leaders are facilitators who volunteer to organize and lead trips. They are not professional guides and are not required to have any specific safety, competency, medical, or other certifications. To help the trip leaders organize the activities they coordinate, the Club has a set of guidelines designed for trip leaders. Trip participants will assume the responsibility for their own safety. I am aware that Chemeketans activities including, but not limited to, hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, skiing, bicycling and canoeing are potentially dangerous, that accidents can happen and that illness can occur in remote places. In consideration of being permitted to join and participate in Chemeketans activities, I do for myself, my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns (or, if applicable, as a parent or legal guardian of a minor), assume all risks associated with such activities and traveling to or from such activities, and release and discharge the Chemeketans, their officers and agents from all liability for any and all loss, damage, or claim on account of property damage, death or bodily injury to me, my minor child, or minor child for whom I am legal guardian, caused by the act or failure to act of the Chemeketans, their officers and agents. I agree to pay for my own medical and/or rescue expenses, whether or not authorized by me, in the event of accident or illness.