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Release of Claims for Future Accidental Injuries or Death Individual Participating in Camping Trip
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					              Release of Claims for Future Accidental Injuries or
              Death by Individual Participating in Camping Trip

I, (Name of Participant), am aware in signing this document for participation in
the (Name of Camping Trip) (the Camping Trip) that certain elements of the
Camping Trip are physically, mentally, socially and emotionally demanding.
Furthermore, I understand that certain risks and dangers (such as those listed
below) exist in the activities in which I will be participating. These risks include
loss or damage of personal property, injury or fatality due to inclement weather,
slipping, falling, insect bites, falling objects, immersion in cold water,
hypothermia, hyperthermia, or suffering of any type of accident or illness in
remote areas without easy access to medical facilities, or while traveling to and
from the activity site. I acknowledge that while the (Name of Organization
sponsoring the Camping Trip) (the Organization) and the camping trip staff
will make every reasonable effort to teach me proper outdoor techniques and to
minimize exposure to known risks, all dangers, hazards and perils associated
with these activities cannot be foreseen. I have a personal duty and responsibility
to learn and follow the safety standards, guidelines, and procedures established
by my instructors and will make them aware at any point during the activity if I
question my knowledge of these standards, guidelines and procedures, or my
ability to participate.

I understand and assume all dangers, hazards, perils and risks associated with
this Camping Trip and waive all claims to causes of actions arising from
participation in the Camping Trip and do hereby release all perso
				
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Description: A waiver or release is the intentional and voluntary act of relinquishing something, such as a known right to sue a person or organization for an injury. The term waiver is sometimes used to refer a document that is signed before any damages actually occur. A release is sometimes used to refer a document that is executed after an injury has occurred. Courts vary in their approach to enforcing releases depending on the particular facts of each case, the effect of the release on other statutes and laws, and the view of the court of the benefits of releases as a matter of public policy. Many courts will invalidate documents signed on behalf of minors. Also, Courts do not permit persons to waive their responsibility when they have exercised gross negligence or misconduct that is intentional or criminal in nature. Such an agreement would be deemed to be against public policy because it would encourage dangerous and illegal behavior. This form is a release and assumption of risk agreement in favor of an organization, its officers, directors, volunteers, and agents in connection with a camping trip. This form is a generic example that may be referred to when preparing such a form for your particular state. It is for illustrative purposes only. Local laws should be consulted to determine any specific requirements for such a form in a particular jurisdiction.
PARTNER William Glover
I received my B.B.A. from the University of Mississippi in 1973 and my J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1976. I joined the firm of Wells Marble & Hurst in May 1976 as an Associate and became a Partner in 1979. While at Wells, I supervised all major real estate commercial loan transactions as well as major employment law cases. My practice also involved estate administration and general commercial law. I joined the faculty of Belhaven College, in Jackson, MS, in 1996 as Assistant Professor of Business Administration and College Attorney. While at Belhaven I taught Business Law and Business Ethics in the BBA and MBA programs; Judicial Process and Constitutional Law History for Political Science Department); and Sports Law for the Department of Sports Administration. I am now on the staff of US Legal Forms, Inc., and drafts forms, legal digests, and legal summaries. I am a LTC and was Staff Judge Advocate for the Mississippi State Guard from 2004-2008. I now serve as the Commanding Officer of the 220th MP BN at Camp McCain near Grenada, MS. I served on active duty during Hurricanes Dennis (July, 2005), Katrina (August, 2005) and Gustav in 2008. I played football at the University of Mississippi in 1969-1971 under Coach John Vaught. I am the author of the Sports Law Book (For Coaches and Administrators) and the Sports Law Handbook for Coaches and Administrators (with Legal Forms),