- Kayak Rental
- Paddle Boat Rental
- Other ______________
Inconsideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the River Forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats program and its related events and activities, I acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, participants, employees, and other people or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf, hereby agree to release, indemnity, and discharge River Forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats, on behalf of myself, my spouse, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows:
I acknowledge that my participation in river rafts or tubing trips entails known and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, property, or third parties. I understand that such risks cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activities.
I acknowledge River Forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats provide required safety training before my rafting or tubing trip. River forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats want to ensure I am aware of the training's importance to my well-being and my safety.
I acknowledge River Forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats may use video and/or pictures during safety training, on rafting & tubing trips, and during daily operations. I give River Forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats the right to use my photographs and or video footage. Videos and photographs are used for advertising, guest security, training, and addressing safety concerns and may be used for insurance claims.
The risks may include, among other things: bug bites, falling trees, falls, allergy exposure, whitewater rapids will be encountered on class 1-3 rivers, rafts and tubes could be turned over or I could be “washed” overboard. I can slip or fall during a hike, resulting in damage to equipment or personal injury. Accidents can occur getting on and off rafts, tubes, or other rental equipment. Rafts, tubes, and other rental equipment are slippery when wet. Exposure to natural elements can be uncomfortable and/or harmful. I am aware that this exposure could cause sunburn, dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and heat cramps. Also, prolonged exposure to cold water can result in hypothermia, and in extreme cases, death and accidental drowning are also a possibility.
Furthermore, River Forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats employees have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety, but they are not infallible. They might be unaware of the participant’s fitness or abilities. They might misjudge the weather or environmental conditions. They may give incomplete warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.
I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate despite the risks.
I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assign personal representatives and next of kin, hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless River Forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats from any claims which alleged negligent acts or omissions of River Forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats and assume full responsibility for my participation & the participation of the minors listed below, even if arising from the negligence of the releases or others, concerning any injury, insect bites or stings, disability, death, loss or damage to person or property whether arising from the negligence of the releases or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Should River Forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats or anyone acting on behalf, be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement. I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.
To certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition I may have. If I file a lawsuit against River Forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats. I agree to do so solely in the state of Wisconsin, and further agree that substantive law of the state shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of the law rules of that state. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or enforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation in this activity, I may be found by a court of law waive my right to maintain a lawsuit against River Forest Campground and Outdoor Retreats based on any claim from which I have released them herein.
I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understand it, and agree to be bound by its terms, understanding that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and assigning it freely and voluntarily without any inducement.