Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability
BENCHMARK Adventure Ministries, Inc. (“BENCHMARK “) would like you to know the ministry event (“the Program”) in which you will participate will involve active learning experiences (the “Activities”), some of which may be conducted almost exclusively in the outdoors or wilderness, and may involve unpredictable weather, surroundings and conditions. These conditions may include, but not be limited to, rugged terrain, slippery rocks, falling rocks, obstacles, water, wild animals, insects, reptiles, poisonous plants, precipitation, lightning, and extremes of heat and cold.
Various risks of personal injury are inherent in any active learning and / or wilderness experience. It is impossible to guarantee absolute safety. These include, but are not limited to, sprains, concussions, broken bones, lacerations, abnormal blood pressure, heartbeat disorders, fainting, shortness of breath, chest pain, stroke, heart attack or death.
By signing this waiver, you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for consulting with your own physician to verify your current health status and to assess your physical and mental ability in selecting your level of participation in the Program and Activities. Further, you are solely responsible for deciding whether to participate in this experience and, while participating, for deciding whether or not to continue in it. You are advised that you may experience stresses in remote areas without medical facilities.
By signing this waiver, you acknowledge that you have voluntarily assumed all risks of personal injury, illness or death and all risks of loss or damage to your property arising from your participation in the Program and Activities whether such risks are known or unknown. You acknowledge and agree that BENCHMARK is not responsible for any of the injuries, damages or loss that you may incur in connection with your participation or engaging in the Program and Activities hosted by BENCHMARK.
BY SIGNING THIS WAIVER, YOU HEREBY ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF AND YOUR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, RELEASE, WAIVE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND/OR COVENANT NOT TO SUE BENCHMARK, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FOR ANY AND ALL LOSS OR DAMAGE AND/OR CLAIMS OR DEMANDS OF ANY TYPE, FORESEEABLE OR NOT, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, ON ACCOUNT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO ANY ILLNESS, CONDITION, AND/OR INJURY TO YOUR PERSON OR PROPERTY, INCLUDING YOUR DEATH, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM OR ENGAGING IN THE ACTIVITIES.
BY SIGNING THIS WAIVER, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS BENCHMARK AND THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL LOSS, LIABILITY, DAMAGE OR COST OF ANY TYPE WHICH THEY MAY INCUR AS A RESULT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ILLNESS, CONDITION AND/OR INJURY TO YOUR PERSON OR PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM OR ENGAGING IN ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES.
By signing this waiver, you further grant BENCHMARK the right to use, for promotional purposes, any photographs or video taken of you during your participation in the Program and Activities.
You further acknowledge that no promise has been made to you to induce your signature to this waiver except as stated herein. You represent that you are 18 years of age or older or are represented by your authorized legal guardian or parent whose signature appears below.
Today's Date: December 3, 2023