Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver of Liability
Although the Jack Creek Preserve Foundation (Preserve) strives to provide participants with appropriate equipment and guidance so that they may safely enjoy activities for which they may or may not be skilled, these activities are not without risk. These inherent risks and the same elements that contribute to the unique character of the Preserve can be the cause of loss or damage to your equipment, bodily injury, illness or, in extreme cases, permanent disability or death. We do not want to frighten you or reduce your enthusiasm for activities on the Preserve, but we do think it is important for you to know in advance that there are risks inherent. The following are some, but not all, of the potential hazards: a) trail and road conditions, and traversing uneven ground; b) natural hazards, such as, but not limited to, steep cliffs, hazardous footing, rocks, avalanche, streams and other waterways; c) rustic accommodations with dimly lit building interiors and exteriors; d) interactions with wild animals and insects on the property; e) dense or hazardous vegetation; f) any person or persons, including but not limited to hunters, traversing the property, with or without the permission of the owner; g) transportation to and from locations; (h) exposure to water, and changing and adverse weather conditions; (i) unsafe acts by other participants; and (j) other known or unknown risks inherent to outdoor settings and recreational activities.
This waiver applies to all education, recreation, and conservation activities on the Jack Creek Preserve including the use of the Outdoor Education Facility, Elk Camp Cabin, Bear Camp Cabin, archery range, and campground, and hiking or camping on our 4,500 acre property.
In consideration of my minor child and/or me being allowed to participate in activities at the Preserve, of which I voluntarily request the right of participation, I hereby state and acknowledge the following: