GODWIT DAYS, April 18-21, 2024

Acknowledgment of Trip Participant Responsibility, Express Assumption of Risk, and

Release of Liability and Permission to Participate

I understand that during my participation in Godwit Days field trips, I may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in each trip and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the outing. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death (“Injuries and Damages”) from exposure to the hazards of travel and Godwit Days has not tried to contradict or minimize my understanding of these risks. I know that Injuries and Damages can occur by natural causes or activities of other persons, animals, trip members, trip leaders, or third parties, either as a result of negligence or because of other reasons. I understand that risks of such Injuries and Damages are involved in outdoor field trips and I appreciate that I may have to exercise extra care for my own person and for others around me in the face of such hazards. I further understand that on the Godwit Days field trips, there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal with the Injuries and Damages to which I may be exposed.

In consideration for my acceptance as a participant on the Godwit Days field trips, and the services and amenities to be provided by Godwit Days in connection with the field trips, I confirm my understanding that:

  • I agree that Godwit Days shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, or theft of property, or for personal injury, illness (including COVID-19), or death resulting from my participation in any activities related to the Festival, including carpooling during the Festival, or any travel to or from the Festival. The field trips officially begin and end at the location(s) designated by Godwit Days. I understand that I must rely on my own insurance in the event that I sustain any injury or damage during the field trips.
  • If I decide to leave early and to not complete the field trip as planned, I assume all risks inherent in my decision to leave and waive all liability against Godwit Days arising from that decision. Likewise, if the leader has concluded the field trip, and I decide to go forward without the leader, I assume all risks inherent in my decision to go forward and waive all liability against Godwit Days arising from that decision.
  • I have read any rules and conditions applicable to the field trips made available to me; and I acknowledge my participation is at the discretion of the trip leader.
  • This Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law. If any provision or any part of any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or legally unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and fully enforceable.
  • To the fullest extent allowed by law, I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY Godwit Days, its officers, directors, agents, and leaders from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, even if caused by negligence of Godwit Days, its officers, directors, agents, and leaders, in any way connected with the Godwit Days field trips. I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS Godwit Days, its officers, directors, agents, and leaders from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while a trip participant. I understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying me on the field trips.
  • I have read this document in its entirety and I freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages and notwithstanding such risks, I agree to participate in the Godwit Days field trips.


Participant Name (please print): _________________________________________________________________


Signature: _____________________________________________                     Date:______________________

*If you are a minor (under age 18), your parent or legal guardian must sign this Agreement on your behalf.

I, the parent or guardian of the minor named below, agree and consent to the foregoing Agreement and give my permission for him/her to go on the Godwit Days field trips. I further consent and allow the trip leader or bearer of this document to administer first aid and/or secure medical attention for the minor as the trip leader or document bearer deems proper. I understand that efforts will be made to contact me if medical treatment should be needed. I will ensure that the minor will bring any necessary medications with him/her on the trip.


Name and Age of Minor (please print): __________________________________________  Age: ______________


Signature of Parent or Guardian:______________________________________________  Date:________________