Youth Event Participant Waiver
Activities with participants who are minors must be taken very seriously. There may be a difference in how the law treats commercial activities, and school-sponsored and community-related activities organized through uncompensated services of volunteers and their sponsoring organizations.
Parental authority in the context of a liability release on behalf of a minor is not evident and may vary from state to state.
- Adventure Parks
- Education Facilities
- Fun Centers
- Boys and Girls Clubs
- Play Grounds
Companies involved in youth-serving activity or companies that sponsor such activities should consult a lawyer for advice about their specific situation.
Tips for service providers
- Waivers can’t be signed by minors. A guardian must sign for a child
- Consider guardian/parent supervision during an activity
- Avoid poor wording. Provide explanation for each clause and overly broad statements
Kids Activity Providers