ARRIVAL: All groups must arrive by sunset.
RESPONSIBILITY: Clean the camp site before leaving your event. The permit holder is responsible for the actions of guests and for the overall cleanliness of the camp site area after the event. If the area is damaged or left in disarray, the permit holder may be billed for cleanup or repair.
Camp Site Permits are for YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS ONLY, such a scouts and other organized youth groups with adult supervision. There is no family camping and/or adult camping in the forest preserves.
There is a limit of 40 campers at Fox River Preserve and 60 campers at Van Patten Woods. Only ONE youth organization will be booked at a specific date/location.
The FEE is $60 per night for Lake County residents and $120 for nonresidents. Permit fees are not refundable. Based on availabity, you may change the camp site location or date on your reservation for a nominal fee up to 24 hours prior to your event. The new date must be within the same calendar year that the original permit was purchased.
Waiver and Release of All Claims and Indemnification Agreement
Please read this form carefully and be aware that in consideration for permission to use these facilities, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or the group might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with use of these facilities and the surrounding areas.
I recognize and acknowledge that use of these facilities and the surrounding areas the group activities and participating in group activities entails certain risks of damage, loss or injury to animals, persons or property (including to me, other persons, the group), and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of and responsibility for any injuries, damages, loss, liability, costs and expenses, regardless of severity, extent or amount, that (a) I, the group or any other person accompanying me might sustain or incur as a result of my presence in these facilities and surrounding areas or my participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with use of these facilities and the surrounding areas; or (b) any other person or animal might sustain as a result of my or the groups actions or conduct in connect with or arising out of my presence in these facilities and surrounding areas or my participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with use of these facilities and surrounding areas.
I do hereby agree to waive, relinquish, release and forever discharge (a) the District, and its officers, directors employees and agents, and (b) any volunteer assisting or working on behalf of the District or any of its officers, directors, employees or agents from any and all claims or causes of action for injuries, damages, loss, liability or expenses that I may have or which may accrue hereafter to me or any other person claiming through me or on my behalf and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with this use of these facilities and surrounding areas.
I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend (a) the District and its officers, directors, employees and agents, and (b) any volunteer assisting or working on behalf of the District agents from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities, cause of actions, and expenses (including but not limited to court costs and attorney fees), occurring, growing out of, incident to, or resulting directly or indirectly from my use of these facilities and surrounding areas, including without limitation any losses, claims, damages, liabilities, cause of actions and expenses on account of personal injury to or death of any person or animal, damages to property of any person or entity (including but not limited to the District).
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