Terms & Conditions of Participation
By participating in any Recreation Academy hosted program, you're agreeing to, on behalf of yourself or the minor(s) / child(ren) you represent, all of the below terms.
Liability Waiver & Media Release From
AN EXAMPLE OF OUR LIABILITY WAIVER CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING THE ABOVE BUTTON.
BY PARTICIPATING, OR LETTING YOUR CHILD PARTICIPATE, YOU AGREE TO HOLD THE RECREATION ACADEMY, IT'S STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, REPRESENTATIVES, COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY PARTNERS, ALL OTHER AGENTS AND OWNER HARMLESS IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR CHILD / PARTICIPANT IS INJURED, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, DURING THEIR PARTICIPATION IN REC ACADEMY PROGRAMS AND REGARDLESS OF HAVING SIGNED THE ABOVE FORM. THESE ARE OUR MOST BASIC TERMS OF SERVICE AND WITHOUT AGREEING TO WHICH YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE. FURTHERMORE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT INSTRUCTORS WILL MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE A SAFE AND NURTURING ATMOSPHERE BUT ULTIMATELY ABSOLUTE SAFETY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. YOU ALSO ASSERT THAT YOU'RE AWARE THAT IT IS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOU AND YOUR CHILD UNDERSTAND THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST LISTEN TO STAFF, FOLLOW ALL PROGRAM RULES, AND TO ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED. YOU ALSO AFFIRM THAT IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR CHILD IS NEED OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, AND YOU CANNOT BE REACHED BEFOREHAND OR IT IS A LIFE-THREATENING CIRCUMSTANCE, THAT RECREATION ACADEMY STAFF ARE ALLOWED TO RENDER AID AT THEIR DISCRETION. YOU ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE NATURE OF THESE PROGRAMS IS TO BE ACTIVE AND AGREE, AS A CONDITION OF PARTICIPATION, THAT NO INJURY OCCURRING DURING A RECREATION ACADEMY PROGRAM IS THE FAULT OF THE ORGANIZATION. IT IS FOR THE ABOVE-MENTIONED REASONS THAT YOU AGREE TO RELINQUISH YOUR RIGHTS TO PURSUE DAMAGES ASSOCIATED WITH ANY INJURY YOUR CHILD MAY SUSTAIN.
FURTHERMORE, BY PARTICIPATING YOU HEREBY RELEASE THE RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD'S IMAGE AND LIKENESS TO BE USED AT THE RECREATION ACADEMY LLC’s DISCRETION AND FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES. INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS, SALES MATERIALS, AND REC ACADEMY RELATED EMAIL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS.
Participant Behavior Policy
HOW OUR PROGRAMS ARE STRUCTURED - We aim to keep your child active, engaged, and having fun while they’re with us! This means frequently changing activities built to accommodate the average child’s attention span, new variations of great classic games, new activities and staff that are trained to help guide participants during teachable moments. Our goal is to provide an environment where everyone wants to participate, learn, and grow by working together. What we learn about typically depends on what we struggle with as a group. Topics like: Communication, Valuing Other’s Perspective, Listening to Instructions and other valuable social skills are all fair play. Just by participating your child will be learning.
ADDRESSING BEHAVIOR CONCERNS - Our staff is committed to guiding participants through challenges related to behavior. We recognize that making mistakes is an inherent part of growing up and learning. With the use of effective redirecting tools, de-escalation techniques, and thoughtful debriefing methods, we actively work towards resolving any issues that may arise. However, in cases where our attempts to address the issue(s) are not successful, we may need to take further action. Depending on the severity of the situation, participants may be dismissed for the day, the next day's session, or, if necessary, for the remainder of the program. We want to emphasize that this approach stands in direct contrast to our overarching goal. We firmly believe that making mistakes and learning from them is an integral part of personal growth and growing up. Nevertheless, there are instances where the lesson to be learned lies beyond our ability or scope. We sincerely hope you understand our commitment to maintaining a positive and constructive environment for all participants. By addressing behavior concerns proactively, we aim to foster personal development and create valuable learning experiences.
*Please note that we do not give refunds for dismissal due to poor participant behavior and that staff are trained to stay with their group in the event that your child chooses to run off / leave the group.