Special Participation Agreement and Waiver of Liability in relation to Risk of Coronavirus Infection (Covid-19) while at Riverwood Country Day camp Inc. o/a Camp Riverwood
Thank you for reading this Agreement carefully. It includes important information about Riverwood Country Day Camp Inc. o/a Camp Riverwood, All-Star Sports Camp Inc. o/a All-Star Sports Camp, Green Acres Outdoor Education Centre, Markham, Cedar Creek Riding Stables Inc. o/a Cedar Creek, Corporate Cowboys Inc., Green Acres Equities Inc. (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘Riverwood’) activities and describes certain protection sought by Riverwood if you, your child, or another family member becomes ill or suffers some other loss due to infection of the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) that may have been caused from being at Riverwood or from being exposed by someone else who was at Riverwood. In consideration of the services of Riverwood, I, the parent/guardian listed in this application for enrollment, acknowledge and agree as follows:
The activities of Riverwood include, but are not limited to, a variety of traditional sports, games, activities, crafts and events that may make it impossible to consistently implement social distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) that may be recommended by any known government authorities. Although Riverwood will make every effort to implement the guidelines in place by local government authorities and public health, Camp is a place where campers, counsellors, and staff are often in contact and near each other every day. Riverwood will be implementing, as per public health guidelines, cohorts (cabin groups) of no more than 15. Although cohorts do not mix, individual cohorts will be connected and travel together and will participate and engage in different activities together. This includes, but is not limited to eating at the table together at lunch and snacks, playing sports (some examples include but are not limited to baseball, soccer, land sports, , fine arts, visual arts, arts & crafts, tetherball, gaga, activities taught by third parties, swim and unstructured time) where the sports ball is touched by each participant, swimming and craft activities. While equipment will be sanitized between groups, and hand washing/sanitizing will be done before and after activities, sharing of sports and other equipment within the cohort during an activity will be taking place.
Riverwood will be taking more health and safety precautions this summer. Prior to the start of camp, the parent/guardian will have to attest to their child(ren)’s good health and that neither the child(ren) nor any member of their immediate household has traveled outside of Ontario within 14 days of the start of the child(ren)’s camp session, that they are not exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 and that they have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19. In addition, every day, the parent/guardian will be required to complete an assessment form for each child attending camp, attesting to the child’s good health, that they are not exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 and that they have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19. Each staff member will be required to complete an assessment form daily similar to the child assessment form. Other precautions during camp include: encouraging and enforcing more hand washing, more use of hand sanitizers, regular sanitizing of equipment, reduced sharing of arts supplies and toys, more wiping down and disinfecting of doorknobs, washrooms, tables and high use areas with antibacterial wipes and/or spray, etc. Riverwood will have a student nurse onsite at all times. Any child or staff that does not feel well for any reason should not attend camp and remain at home and the camp should be notified. Riverwood should be notified if any camper or staff is exhibiting symptoms of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and/or tests positive for same. In such a circumstance, Riverwood will notify local public health authorities for further guidance and instructions. Even taking these and other extra precautions, campers and staff will still be exposed to the risk of contracting the Coronavirus (Covid-19) or possibly some other illness.Riverwood will remove activities that are not permitted under the public health guidelines (To Be Determined). The remaining activities though (sports, crafts and other arts, science, outdoor adventure) which are an integral part of the Riverwood experience still carry risks and/or the potential for spreading of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). If eliminated, campers would be deprived of the opportunity for the growth and development which Riverwood and its campers and families expect.
Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risks:
I, the Parent/Guardian listed in this application for enrolment, have read and understand the Riverwood activities and risk of exposure to the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Although we are taking the necessary precautions at Riverwood, the risk of spreading Covid-19 still exists given that both campers and staff are in contact with other people outside of camp. I acknowledge and accept the risks that my child and/or members of my family in close contact (within 2 meters for more than 15 minutes) may be at risk of getting Coronavirus (Covid-19) with my child being enrolled at Riverwood.
AGREEMENTS OF RELEASE AND INDEMNITY: I, the Parent/Guardian listed in this application for enrolment, FOR MYSELF AND ON BEHALF OF MY CHILD(REN), HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE POLICIES SET IN PLACE BY RIVERWOOD AND AGREE TO RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE (AGREEING TO MAKE NO CLAIM, AND NOT TO SUE) AND INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS RIVERWOOD, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUB-CONTRACTORS AND VOLUNTEERS (INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS ‘RELEASED PARTIES’) WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATED TO CONTRACTING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OR ANY OTHER ILLNESS AND/OR INJURY AND ANY LOSS, BODILY INJURY, OR DAMAGES ASSOCIATED FROM IT WHICH I, ANY FAMILY MEMBER, OR MY CHILD(REN) MAY SUFFER, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO HIM/HER BEING ENROLLED IN RIVERWOOD, AND ON OR OFF THE RIVERWOOD PREMISES. THESE AGREEMENTS OF RELEASE AND INDEMNITY INCLUDE CLAIMS CAUSED OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF A RELEASED PARTY. I UNDERSTAND THAT IN SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I, FOR MYSELF AND FOR MY CHILD(REN) SURRENDER THE RIGHT TO MAKE A CLAIM OR FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST A RELEASED PARTY, FOR PERSONAL INJURY AND EVEN DEATH.