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Rocky Mountain Ramblers Association

The Ramblers offer many trips that are suitable for children. Many members are parents or grandparents themselves, and enjoy the enthusiasm and sense of adventure kids bring with them. If you have any questions about the participation of children, please talk to an Executive member at a regular Wednesday meeting, or send us an email at

In order for children to participate in trips, a parent or legal guardian must sign a Release and Waiver of Liability for Minor Children, and assign members who will act as Responsible members for their children. Responsible members are solely responsible for the child's needs, welfare, and safety while participating on RMRA trips. The following are some regulations regarding participating children:

We designed the application to be thorough, and hope that it helps in your decision to allow your children to participate in RMRA activities. There are two documents you will need to read: the Outdoor Activities Guide, and the Participation of Minor Children form. You can read these documents online, and print out a copy of the form. Take your time to read and complete these documents, and consult legal advice about the waiver, if you so choose.

The Outdoor Activities Guide was written by club members in plain and simple language. Some parents may be new to the outdoors, and we wish to inform them by describing in detail our activities, and the risks and hazards associated with the activities. We also want parents to be knowledgeable of our safety policies, our trip rating system, and the responsibilities of participants and Coordinators.

The Participation of Minor Children form has a Parent's Information section, and a liability waiver section. The liability waiver section was written with legal advice, and is more formal in nature.

Application Procedure

  1. Carefully read the following documents. Paper copies are available at meetings; or you can read them here online; or you can print and read the PDF online versions. When you sign the Participation of Minor Children form you acknowledge having read them:
  2. The content of the Outdoor Activities Guide is incorporated into the Release of Liability, Waiver of All Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk and becomes part of that document.
  3. Print a paper copy of the Participation of Minor Children form. Forms are available at meetings if you do not have access to a printer.
  4. Complete Parts 1 and 2 of the Participation of Minor Children form. Your application will not be accepted:
    • if both Parts are not fully completed;
    • if your information is not legible;
    • if there are any alterations or deletions in Part 2; or
    • if you do not initial, sign, and date Parts 1 and 2.

    Your witness should not be a family member, and should observe you sign and initial Parts 1 and 2.
    Details of Part 1: Parent's Information
    • Name, Address, and Home Phone
      This information is required.
    • Responsible Members
      A Reponsible member for your child is a member in good standing of the RMRA who is either a parent of the child, or a member who has been given responsibility for the child by a parent of the child. The Responsible member is soley responsible for the child's needs, welfare, and safety while participating in outdoor activities offered by the RMRA. There should be at least one Responsible member for each child participating in the activities.
      (Note: Guest members may become Responsible members for their own children.)
    • Children's Names and Ages
      List your children who may from time to time accompany one or more of your Responsible members while participating in RMRA activities.

    Details of Part 2: Release of Liability, Waiver of All Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk
    Parents must initial where indicated as having read the Outdoor Activities Guide. Then date the form and have your signature witnessed.
  5. Deliver Parts 1 and 2 of the completed form:
    • in person to an Executive member at a meeting;
    • by postal mail to the RMRA; or
    • in person to a trip Coordinator (confirm first with the Coordinator concerned)
You're done!