This Document informs you about your responsibilities and assumption of risks, and includes a release of liability, indemnification and surrender of certain legal rights. In consideration of the services of Kroka Expeditions and its agents, officers, employees, volunteers, independent contractors and all other persons or entities associated with it, other participants, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct
activities (hereafer, 'Releasees'), participant agrees as follows:
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS: Kroka program activities may include a variety of outdoor wilderness adventure,
farming, and community service activities. We acknowledge that these activities involve inherent and other risks, hazards
and dangers. The following describes some, but not all of those risks, hazards and dangers: Farm chores and service projects:
can include risks associated with activities such as weeding, digging, lifting, light construction and clean-up projects and the
use of tools and equipment that can cause injury resulting from use, misuse or malfunction. Farm animals can move suddenly or
behave in unpredictable ways that can cause injuries. Travel can be on foot or by motor vehicle, boat, bicycle, or other means
and can be over rough and unpredictable terrain or via lakes and rivers, in snow, sleet, rain or other adverse weather conditions.
Activities may take place in remote locations, several hours from medical facilities, causing potential delays in communication,
transportation, evacuation and medical care. Wilderness living: Students will very likely go barefoot at times, and experience
small cuts or abrasions to the feet. Students may be near an open fire and are subject to the risk of burns from flames or hot
coals. Students will drink water from wells and natural springs, and will likely be offered raw, wild, or unprocessed foods, both
from the wilderness (nuts, berries) or from the farm (produce, milk, eggs). Camp sites may be subject to high winds, falling trees
and/or branches, floods, and other weather-related hazards. All students may experience brief periods of time, stationary, alone
in the field (solos). Older students (14+), may have periods of unsupervised free time and/or periods of independent student travel.
Outdoor adventure: Participants’ travel may be subject to lightning, strong winds, fast moving water, falling rocks, extremely
hot or cold weather or cold water, snow and ice, fallen timber, stinging or disease carrying insects, poisonous plants, wild animals
and other natural or man-made hazards. Water activities: include potential water obstacles or hazards such as boulders, trees,
waterfalls, and holes, the risk of falling overboard, impacting the lake or river bottom, being swept into a river current or experiencing
a boat capsize or collision. Human behavior and decision making, including, without limitation, the risk that a Kroka staff
member, representative, volunteer or co-participant may misjudge a participant’s capabilities, health or physical condition, or
misjudge some aspect of instruction, medical treatment, weather, terrain, water level, and the risk that participant’s mental,
physical or emotional condition combined with participation in these activities could result in injury, damage, death or other loss.
These and other risks, hazards and dangers may result in participants: falling, being struck, colliding with objects or people, experiencing
vehicle or boat collision or capsize, reacting to high altitudes and weather conditions, becoming lost or disoriented,
suffering gastrointestinal complications or allergic reactions. These and other circumstances may cause hypothermia, hyperthermia,
dehydration, frostbite, drowning, altitude sickness, broken bones, paralysis, concussions or other injury, damage, death or
loss. Participant (and Parent(s) of minors) assume and accept full responsibility for participant, for the inherent and other risks of
these activities (both known and unknown) and for any injury, damage, death or other loss suffered by participant (and Parent(s)
of minors), resulting from these risks, or resulting from participant's own negligence or other misconduct.
RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: I, for myself, and for and on behalf of my family members, heirs, executors, representatives
and estate, agree as follows:
1. to release and agree not to sue Kroka Expeditions or any above named Releasees, with respect to any and all claims, liabilities,
suits or expenses (including attorneys' fees and costs) (hereafter collectively 'claim or claim(s)'), for any injury, damage, death or
other loss in any way connected with my and/or my child's enrollment or participation in these activities, or use of Kroka equipment or facilities. I understand
that in signing this document, I, anyone acting on my behalf, and my spouse and other family members surrender, to the fullest
extent allowed by law, our respective rights to make a claim against Kroka (or above Releasees) as a result of any injury, damage,
death or other loss suffered by me, my spouse, or any of my children.;
2. to defend and indemnify ('indemnify' meaning protect by reimbursement or payment) Kroka and Releasees with respect to all
claim(s)brought by or on behalf of me or a family member for any injury, damage, death or other loss in any way connected with my or my child's
enrollment or participation in these activities, or use of Kroka equipment and facilities.
This Release and Indemnity Agreement includes any losses caused or alleged to be caused, in whole or in part, by the negligence
(but not gross negligence or willful, wanton or criminal misconduct), and includes claims for personal injury, property
damage, wrongful death, loss of consortium, breach of contract or otherwise.
I have carefully read, understand and voluntarily
sign this Document and acknowledge that it shall be effective and binding upon me and other family members, and my heirs,
executors, representatives and estate.