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The following forms are required for program participation. If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact us at [email protected] or call 760-938-3333.

Medical Form
Liability Form  

Participant Agreement, Release and Assumption of Risk

In consideration of the services of School of Lost Borders, their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as " SOLB "), I hereby agree to release, indemnify, and discharge SLB, on behalf of myself, my spouse, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows:

1. I acknowledge that my participation in hiking, camping, backpacking, and survival activities entails known and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity.

The risks include, among other things: slip and falls; accidents involving the hazards of walking on uneven terrain, weather conditions; head injuries can occur; slipping and falling; falling objects; water hazards; exhaustion; exposure to temperature and weather extremes which could cause hypothermia, hyperthermia (heat related illnesses), heat exhaustion, sunburn, dehydration; water hazards and accidental drowning; exposure to potentially dangerous wild animals, insect bites, and hazardous plant life; pinches, scrapes, twists and jolts, scratches, bruises, blisters, burns, sprains, lacerations, fractures, concussions, or even more severe life threatening hazards; the negligence of other visitors, participants, or other persons who may be present; equipment failure; and improper lifting or carrying; the use and carrying of firearms; accidents or illness can occur in remote places without medical facilities and emergency treatment or other services rendered; transmissible pathogen or disease; consumption of food or drink; my own physical condition, and the physical exertion associated with this activity.

Furthermore, SOLB employees have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety, but they are not infallible. They might be unaware of a participant's fitness or abilities. They might misjudge the weather or other environmental conditions. They may give incomplete warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.

2. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks.

3. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless SOLB from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity or my use of SOLB's equipment or facilities, including any such claims which allege negligent acts or omissions of SOLB.

4. Should SOLB or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.

5. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition I may have.

6. In the event that I file a lawsuit against SOLB, I agree to do so solely in the state of California, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that state. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation in this activity, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against SOLB on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein. I also agree that this document is valid for subsequent visits and participation at SOLB. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.

Participant's Name*
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Address:
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Parent's or Guardian's Additional Indemnification

(Must be completed for participants under the age of 18)

In consideration of the minor(s) listed below, being permitted by SOLB to participate in its activities and to use its equipment and facilities. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless SOLB from any and all claims which are brought by, or on behalf of minor(s), and which are in any way connected with such use or participation by minor(s).

Use your mouse, trackpad, or touch to draw your signature (Guardian/Parent)
Name of Parent or Guardian
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Covid Form  

Participant Release and Assumption of Risk Regarding Covid-19 and other Infectious Diseases

In consideration of the services of School of Lost Borders, their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as "SLB"), I hereby agree to release, indemnify, and discharge SLB, on behalf of myself, my spouse, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows:

1. I acknowledge that participating in an SLB program and gathering in a group may expose me to infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19 - also referred to as "the coronavirus" and most officially as "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)". My potential exposure to any infectious disease entails known and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury and even death. Contracting any infectious disease may cause damage to myself, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot be entirely eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity.

The risks include, among other things: Becoming severely ill in remote areas that are far from definitive medical assistance. The closest medical facilities may not be able to effectively treat COVID-19 or other infectious diseases. Pre-existing medical conditions, both known and unknown to the guides, may increase the chances of injury or death. Despite efforts to screen all participants for signs or symptoms of infectious disease, both before and during an SLB program, there is no way to ensure that all participants are free of infectious diseases before or while attending an SLB program. SLB will make good faith efforts to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 or infectious diseases, but preventive measures undertaken by SLB and its employees or contractors may be ineffective at preventing such transmission.

2. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks of contracting COVID-19 or other infectious disease as a participant on an SLB program. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks.

3. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless SLB from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity or my use of SLB's equipment or facilities, including any such claims which allege negligent acts or omissions of SLB.

4.Should SLB or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.

5.I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition I may have.

6.In the event that I file a lawsuit against SLB, I agree to do so solely in the state of California, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that state. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation in this activity, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against SOLB on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein. I also agree that this document is valid for subsequent visits and participation at SOLB. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.

Participant's Name*
Address:
Use your mouse, trackpad, or touch to draw your signature (Participant).
MM slash DD slash YYYY

Parent's or Guardian's Additional Indemnification

(Must be completed for participants under the age of 18)

In consideration of the minor(s) listed below, being permitted by SOLB to participate in its activities and to use its equipment and facilities. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless SOLB from any and all claims which are brought by, or on behalf of minor(s), and which are in any way connected with such use or participation by minor(s).

Use your mouse, trackpad, or touch to draw your signature (Guardian/Parent)
Name of Parent or Guardian
MM slash DD slash YYYY
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Letter of Intent  

Letter of Intent

Please submit as soon as possible and no later than 1 month prior to the program.

The Letter of Intent is an important part of the preparation process and a tool to assist you in finding clarity about your intention for the ceremony. It is also an opportunity for the guides and assistants to learn more about who you are and why you are drawn to this program at this time.

Questions to ask and to continue to hold might include:

- What is calling you to this ceremony, program, or training?

- Where are you in your life?

- Are you at the beginning or end of something or are you in transition?

- What is it that you wish to mark, to celebrate as true for you?

- How are your relationships with friends, family, and work?

- What do you dream for yourself?

We suggest you go on a day walk as described in the preparation handbook The Trail to the Sacred Mountain, which you can order at lostborderspress.org. During your day walk, spend some intentional time on the land to reflect, prior to writing your letter.

Participant's Name*
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Please upload your Letter of Intent in any of the following forms (digital file, voice or video recording, or as a text entry in the below field).
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

We appreciate your help and participation in keeping our programs safe and healthy!

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, The School of Lost Borders does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, ethnicity, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). The School of Lost Borders is not responsible for the behavior of students when alone in the wilderness. We do not condone, and actively discourage, the use of alcohol or any drug which impairs physical performance, alters consciousness, or deadens full alertness. For your protection and the safety of our groups, the possible effect of prescription drugs on full participation must be discussed with a personal physician before attending any program at The School of Lost Borders.