Participant Approval Forms
Information about the Participant Waiver
While the Sierra Club and its leaders exercise every effort to conduct safe outings,
sometimes accidents do happen. Therefore, it is the Clubs policy to require
participants to waive any claim arising from negligence and to execute the Clubs
written express release of liability and express assumption of risk form. While the Sierra
Club values the participation of minors with their parents or legal guardians on outings,
our policies also require that the minors parent or guardian execute the assumption
of risk and release of liability document on behalf of their minor child or children as a
condition of participating in any outing.
Under California law, such releases and assumptions of risk are enforceable and are
required by the Club as a condition of participation in any outing. Such releases are a
standard in the outdoor travel industry.