Since La Vida’s beginning in 1970 it has had an excellent safety record. All activities are well within safety limits, and standard procedures are strictly enforced by trained instructors. The La Vida policy “challenge by choice” means that each participant determines the level and extent of their participation. The staff will encourage participants to try each activity but will not use or allow peer pressure to force any participant to do anything they would prefer not to do. We are required by law to inform each participant of the risk and danger involved in adventure activities. Therefore, this Release and Assumption of Risk Form has been created and must be signed by each participant or the parents of minors under 18 years of age.
I am aware that during La Vida certain risks and dangers may occur which are out of the control of the instructors. I further realize that I will be participating in activities (including high course elements 20-40 feet high and low course elements) in which the risk of an accident may be greater than in my normal way of life.
In consideration of the right to participate in such La Vida activities, I have and do hereby assume all the above risks and will hold Gordon College and the La Vida instructors harmless from all liability, actions, causes of actions, debts, claims and demands of every kind and nature which might arise in conjunction with my participation in La Vida. I also acknowledge the fact that the instructors have the right to terminate my participation in La Vida because of my health or physical condition. I agree that the decision of the instructors shall be binding upon me.
Consent is herby given for the applicant to attend a La Vida experience and, in case of an emergency, permission is given to La Vida instructors to secure proper medical care. I acknowledge that the information on both sides of this form is true and accurate.