By attending any event sponsored by California Great Outdoors, Inc., you hereby agree to the following:


Acknowledgment of Outing Member Responsibility, Express Assumption of Risk, and Release of Liability

I understand that the activities engaged in by Great Outdoors, and specifically this activity, may involve dangers inherent in all outdoor activities, and by signing below, I, except as expressly prohibited by California statutory and case law, do expressly assume all risks and dangers of such activities and specifically this activity, and do hereby expressly release and hold harmless Great Outdoors Inc., including its event leaders, officers, agents, employees, administrators and assigns, from any and all liability for injury or death arising from said activities and specifically this activity, and agree to defend any lawsuits against any of them arising from those activities and specifically this activity.

(Prescribed by the GO Bylaws - Appendix C)

When joining this website, you'll be asked to self certify you are 18 years or age or older.  Members of Great Outdoors must be 18 years of age or older to join.  Event leaders will determine if minors will be allowed on specific events.  A special minors waiver form must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.


Great Outdoors reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by Great Outdoors, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.

By taking part in this event, you grant Great Outdoors full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media (including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), and press releases.

A person attending a Great Outdoors event who does not wish to have their image recorded should not participate in any group photographs; however, images taken by individual members may occur and be posted on private social media sites without the expressed written consent of those included within the photograph/video. By participating in any of the Club's events, you agree not to hold Great Outdoors accountable for photographs posted by other members on their personal social network profiles.

By participating in a Great Outdoors event you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify Great Outdoors from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.

In addition to the above, the following Chapters have specific policies related to their Chapter.  As a member attending one of their Chapter events, you must agree to those policies as well.

    • Palm Springs Chapter - click here - to read their event policies.

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