Reservation Policies

Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks

I understand that during my participation in the activities or programs of Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center that I may be exposed to a variety of risks and hazards, foreseen or unforeseen, which cannot be eliminated without fundamentally altering the unique character of the program. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, environmental risks and hazards, including rapidly moving, deep, or cold water; insects, snakes and predators, including large animals; falling and rolling rock; lightning and unpredictable forces of nature, including weather that may change to extreme conditions without notice. Possible injuries and illnesses include hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn, heatstroke, dehydration and other mild or serious conditions or injuries. Emergency evacuations and medical care may be delayed due to the remote locations where program activities take place.

I understand that this description of the risks is not complete, and that other unknown and unanticipated risks may result in property loss, injury or death. As a condition of my participation in the program, I agree to assume full responsibility for all the risks that such participation may entail. My participation in this program is entirely voluntary, and I elect to participate with full knowledge of the inherent risks.

Release and Indemnification

In consideration of participation in activities or programs of Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, I voluntarily elect to assume all risks of loss or damage to any property or any injury, including death, and hereby knowingly, freely and voluntarily release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, its Executive Director, its members, officers, staff, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action whatsoever by reason of any damage, loss, expenses or injury or death arising in the course of participation in this program and from any liability for any act or omission or negligence or strict liability in obtaining, rendering or failing to obtain first aid or any kind of emergency medical care.

This Release and Waiver of Liability shall be binding on the spouse, family, heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns of the participant.

I authorize Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center and its staff, employees and volunteers to administer first aid and/ or emergency medical treatment and/ or to secure such medical services that may be considered necessary.

Promotional/Photo Release

One of the best ways to explain our mission of connecting people to the natural world is through photographs and testimonials of our program participants. To help tell the story about the positive effect our programs can have, we occasionally use these items in our promotional materials (e.g., brochures, newsletters, annual report, website, social media sites).

I (or my parent or guardian if I am a minor) agree that any photographs or video of me taken by Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center are the property of Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, and may be used by Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, at its discretion, for any publicity, marketing and/or advertising purposes, and I hereby consent to and authorize such use without restriction.

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