PARENT/ LEGAL GUARDIAN’S OR ADULT CAMPER STATEMENT OF PARTICIPATION,

ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

SAN JACINTO BAPTIST ASSOCIATION d/b/a LAKE TOMAHAWK CHRISTIAN RETREAT CENTER hereinafter referred to as the “Camp” or “LTCRC”
requires signatures below for all attendees of the Camp and all participants in any Camp activity.
Attendance and Activities at Camp may include warm ups, games, group initiative challenges, and/or other rigorous physical adventure activities as well as exposure to the elements, including animals, snakes and insects. Camp takes all reasonable precautions to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Part of the experience can be physically demanding and include varying levels of stress and anxiety, not all of which can be foreseen. The decision to attend the Camp and the decision to participate in any Camp activity at any level is at all times completely up to the camper, with permission, or the adult attendant. If there is attendance at the Camp and participation at any level in any Camp activity, there is a risk, which must be assumed by each Camper, with permission, and/or Attendee participating in the Camp activity. Depending on the programming designed by your Church or Group Sponsors, the Camp activities may include some or all of the following rigorous physical activities:

Waterfront:

Water Crafts, including canoes and paddle boats, Swimming, Water Toys, including but not limited to Waterslides, Water trampoline, Climbing structures and the Blob. Access to some of these water toys includes climbing heights anywhere from 12 feet to 25 feet. Access to the Wet Willy slide requires climbing the tower stairs, which extend 25 feet above the ground. The Blob climbing tower is 17 feet above the water.

While the Camp provides life jackets and/or vests for all waterfront activities (with the exception of the swimming area for those swimmers demonstrating sufficient swimming proficiency as determined by the Camp) as well as certified lifeguards during all scheduled waterfront activities, inherent risks associated with participation in waterfront activities in any natural body of water range from minor bruises and scrapes to severe and potentially paralyzing injuries, including death.

Rock Climbing Walls and Ziplines:

As a component of the Camp’s Challenge Course, two rock climbing walls may be used as a component of your Church or Group’s programming. These rock climbing walls permit campers and adult participants to climb to heights of 40 feet above the ground. Rock climbing harnesses and spotters will be utilized during this activity. In addition, Ziplines extending 900 feet over the lake require climbing a tower 55 feet high before ziplining across a portion of the lake to the endpoint, 12 feet above the ground. The Ziplines and Rock climbing walls are supervised by certified camp instructors and appropriate harnesses and equipment will be utilized on the ziplines.

While the Camp provides appropriate safety equipment and certified staff during all scheduled rock climbing and ziplining activities, inherent risks associated with participation in rock climbing and ziplining activities may range from minor bruises and scrapes to severe and potentially paralyzing injuries, including death.

Recreational Sports and Outdoor Activities:

Additional programming by your Church or Group may include camp activities including Backpacking, Camping, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, and any and all other camp and recreational sports, activities and games. Your participation in said recreational sports and activities is at your own risk. While unlikely, risks associated with participation in said activities range from minor bruises and scrapes to severe and potentially paralyzing injuries, including death.

In order to participate in each of the three categories of Camp activities described above, your consent to release the Camp from any liability, including liability as a result of the Camp’s own negligence, is required by the adult participant or the parent or legal guardian of a minor participant. Absent completion of all documentation, participation in Camp activities is prohibited.

“I understand that attendance at the Camp and participation in any Camp activity may be physically and emotionally demanding. I recognize the inherent risk of physical and/or emotional injury of attending Camp and participating in any and/or all Camp activities. I understand that each participant must assume the risk of any injury, physical and/or emotional, and any financial responsibility that could result from attending Camp and participating in any Camp Activity. I agree to assume such risks and such responsibility. I, on my behalf, and on behalf of my heirs and assigns, hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold LTCRC harmless from any and all claims, physical and emotional, including bodily injury, I sustain in connection with my attendance at Camp and my participation in any and all Camp activities, including WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES, ROCK CLIMBING AND ZIPLINING AND/OR RECREATIONAL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. Specifically, I hereby intend to fully release, discharge, indemnify and hold LTCRC, its owners, operators, members, managers, employees, trustees, insurers and staff harmless from all said claims or injuries, including death, whether known or unknown, temporary or permanent, arising out of LTCRC’s own negligence, breach of duty, misrepresentations, negligent or otherwise, and/or arising out of the condition of its premises.”

I understand the directors of Lake Tomahawk Christian Retreat Center reserve the right to dismiss, without refund, any participant whose influence is detrimental to the operation of the camp, as determined by the discretion of the directors. I understand that the use of alcohol, tobacco products, and illegal drugs is strictly prohibited at all Lake Tomahawk Christian Retreat Center programs.