I understand for the church to carry on an RFK/TRAC Camp, it has to agree by certain policies parameters established by RFK/TRAC, including strict policies against any form of child abuse, and that violation of these policies may be cause for dismissal. Child abuse is punishable by law, and the church is bound by law to report allegations of abuse or any inappropriate sexual contact to the proper authorities. ALL reporting is kept confidential, by law. All volunteers must commit to immediately report any behavior that seems suspicious, questionable, abusive, or inappropriate between child-to-child, staff-to-child, and staff-to-staff.
If YOU are struggling with a sexual attraction to children, please opt-out of service in the church’s RFK/TRAC Camp or any other child-serving organization and seek help. One option is: “Hope for the Heart” as (800) 488-HOPE (4673) or www.hopefortheheart.org.
I understand that I will be required to submit to a background check as a condition of acceptance as a volunteer, and that unsatisfactory results, refusal to cooperate or any attempt to affect the results of these background checks will result in me being removed as a volunteer or volunteer applicant.
I hereby certify that all of the information provided by me in this Application (or in any other accompanying or required documents) is correct, accurate, and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the falsification, misrepresentation, or omission of any facts in these documents may (or will) because for the
denial of acceptance as a volunteer, or immediate removal as a volunteer, regardless of the timing or circumstances of discovery.
In consideration of the receipt and evaluation of this Application by the sponsoring Church, I hereby authorize you to contact any references, churches, youth groups, schools attended, former and present employers, charities, courts, and any other person, agency, or organization that may have information about me, and for them to provide to you such information (including opinions) that they may have regarding my character and fitness for working with children; I hereby release any such references, churches, youth groups, schools attended, former and present employers, charities, courts, and any other person, agency or organization who may have provided information about me, including record custodians, both collective and individually, from any and all liability for damages of whatever kind or nature which may at any time result to me, my heirs or sponsoring church, RFK/TRAC Camp Leadership, and any other person to whom the release above applies, harmless from any damages, specifically including attorney fees and court costs, created by or relating to my unwarranted attempt to collect damages for providing information described above or any other unwarranted action by me in connection with this Application. I waive any right that I may have to inspect any information provided about me or by any person or organization identified by me in the application process.
In addition, I hereby release, and agree that I, my successors, assignees, heirs, guardians, and legal representatives will not make any claims or tack any legal actions against, RFK/TRAC or any of its affiliated organizations, or its officers, directors, employees, agents, or volunteers (“Released Parties”), for my injury, death, damage or loss, however caused, arising from or in connection with my participation in RFK/TRAC activities, with the exception of my injury, death, damage or loss as the direct result of illegal or grossly negligent acts by RFK/TRAC, and I will hold the Released Parties harmless from any costs or loss, including attorney fees and court costs, arising from or in connection with my activities in violation of the provisions.
I understand that submission of an application does not guarantee my acceptance as a volunteer. I further understand that should the church extend an offer to me as a volunteer, it is for no specific duration and may be revoked by either the sponsoring church or me at any time, with or without cause.
All Royal Family KIDS Camps and Teen Reach Adventure Camps are operated as a ministry of a local Sponsoring church or in conjunction with a local non-profit organization. AS such, all volunteers will fall under the authority of the RFK /TEAC Camp Leadership as trained by the RFK/TRAC National Office and under the authority and beliefs of the Sponsoring Church. The Sponsoring Church may or may not require membership or attendance of their church, but all volunteers need to understand that church leadership has authority over the operations and expectations of the RFK/TRAC Camps and the churches beliefs will inevitably be evident in the selection process and operation of the RFK/TRAC Camp as a ministry of their church.
I have carefully read the above Application and this Acknowledgment and Release and know and understand its contents; I also know the above is legally binding on me. I sign this Application and Release of my own free will.