By Charles R. Gregg and Catherine Hansen-Stamp ©2012*
I am pleased to be able to run this great article on waivers and releases by two of the leading adventure law attorneys. I am breaking it into two parts which will run in consecutive weeks. It is Reprinted from The CampLine by permission of the American Camp Association and the authors.
Camp managers and camp families appear to understand the significance of an agreement in which the camp seeks protection from certain claims.
By Doyice Cotten
Most professionals recognize the terms “waiver of liability,” “release and “assumption of risk.” Most, however, are not sure about how these and other similar terms are defined and what their exact function is. In this 3-part series, I will present a brief description of each, along with its intended function. If you encounter some of these terms often, it is probably important that you understand them.
Most of these documents are legal contracts and must be signed by adults.