In case of accident or illness, I authorize the calling of medical services. I will not hold the YMCA or the volunteers responsible. In case of accident, I can be reached at the above numbers. In the event of an emergency, I give the YMCA permission to provide first aid and/or transport my youth to the nearest facility. I also give permission for the necessary emergency treatment by physician/hospital/clinic. By my signature and my own free will, I do hereby indemnify and hold harmless the YMCA from any and all claims and demands, cost or expense arising out of any injuries sustained by myself or any party in which I am responsible. I give permission for the use of photos taken by the YMCA.
I give my child permission to participate in the YMCA Adventure Guides evaluation process. This process includes collection of demographic data, attendance, and youth development and family outcomes. No information about your child will be disclosed to anyone outside the research process. The research staff will maintain your child's confidentiality by not revealing his/her identifying information.
I give my permission and consent to YMCA of the USA, its agents, successors and assignees the right to use, print, publish, reproduce and license, in any manner whatsoever, my or my child's survey responses. I understand and agree that my or my child's survey response submission may be used by the YMCA or others.
Zero Tolerance Alchol Policy
The YMCA Adventure Guides program is an alcohol and a drug free environment. The use of alcohol or illegal drugs on YMCA property or during an Adventure Guide event is strictly prohibited. The Adventure Guide program has a no tolerance policy. Anyone found drinking or using illegal drugs will be asked to leave the program for one year.
This policy is consistent with the mission of the YMCA and is the policy dictated by the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas allows each branch the opportunity to define criteria to reinstate those suspended due to the alcohol policy. The Semones Family YMCA defines its reinstatement policy as follows:
Any person, suspended due to alcohol violations, can be reinstated if:
1. They have been suspended a minimum of least 6 months and has missed one campout due to suspension.
2. In the opinion of the Longhouse Volunteer Officers and Y-Staff involved the alcohol incident was limited to consumption or possession. No other person was harmed or disturbed by behavior resulting from consumption.
3. In the opinion of the Longhouse Volunteer Officers and Y-Staff involved the person cooperated with the punishment and peaceably left the YMCA event.
4. In the opinion of the Council officer and Y-Staff the person honored the suspension by not attending YMCA events.
The suspended individual must request to be reinstated into the program by contacting the YMCA Program Director. The YMCA Program Director will then review the details of the alcohol incident with the Longhouse Volunteers and YMCA Executive Director then based upon the findings, determine the appropriate reinstatement action.