ASCENT & USMB YOUTH POLICIES
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These are the terms (the “agreement”) governing your attendance at and participation in any Ascent activities or overall camp (the “Event”).
By registering for the event you agree to these terms, which form a binding legal contract between Ascent, United States Mennonite Brethren, and the registered attendee or participant (you). If you are registering on behalf of another individual, it is your responsibility to ensure the person attending is aware of these terms and accepts them. By completing the registration on behalf of another individual you are warranting that you have made the attendee or participant aware of these terms and that they have accepted them.
Admittance. Your registration entitles you to admittance to the Event for which you have registered. Any and all other costs associated with your attendance (including but not limited to: travel and accommodation expenses) shall be borne solely by you, and Ascent shall have no liability for such costs.
Use of Likeness. By attending the Event you acknowledge and agree to grant Ascent and USMB the right to record, film, photograph, or capture your likeness in any media format now available or hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise globally to disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from you or any payment to you. This grant to Ascent includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit
such media, the right to use the media alone or together with other information, and the right to allow others to use or disseminate the media. Event Content. You acknowledge and agree that Ascent, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change any and all aspects of the Event, including but not limited to, the Event name, themes, content, program, speakers, performers, hosts, moderators, venue, and time.
Ascent seeks to provide a Christ-centered environment that is free from:
- Possession and/or use of drugs (including marijuana), alcohol and tobacco products.
- Intimidation, threats, disruptive behavior, reckless endangerment and physical violence to self/others.
- Weapons and destructive devices (i.e. fireworks) of any kind.
- Theft or damage to property (personal and public).
- Profane and abusive language or clothing.
- Sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct.
We expect all Event registrants, volunteers, and exhibitors to abide by all local, state, and federal law, Event facility guidelines, observe the Event schedule, respect all requests from Ascent staff and observe event curfews. It is our hope that students and leaders attending the Event serve as models to others of maturity, thoughtfulness, gratefulness, and Christ-likeness. Leaders bringing students to Ascent are expected to enforce these guidelines with their own students and immediately make Ascent staff aware of any concerns with other students, adults, or groups.
Requirements of Each Registrant
Ascent expects registrants to be respectful of the great diversity represented from within the Christian community at the Event— ethnic backgrounds, race, etc. It is our desire the Event and all attendee’s model unity and Christ-like attitudes and behavior in all settings. Should a registrant choose not to abide by these guidelines, Ascent has the option to contact the group leader, local police, parents and church or ministry leadership and/or refuse further access to Ascent. It will be the responsibility of the group leader or parents to supervise and/or transport the registrant home at their own expense.
- Hiking should be done in groups of 3 or more.
- Stay hydrated and well-rested.
- Stay away from areas that appear dangerous or are off-limits.
- Leave valuables at home as they may not be secure.
- Report any concerns you might have to a youth leader or an Ascent team member.
A certified medical professional will be on staff at the Event. If you or someone in your group needs medical care while at the Event, please contact your leader and/or the First Aid Coordinator on site. Anything that can’t be handled by the First Aid Coordinator will be referred to a local medical provider. If you are off-site, please seek care from a local medical provider or call 911.
Cancellation, Substitution, and Lost/Broken/Stolen Item Policy
Ascent is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or broken items or materials of an attendee.
Refunds or cancellations are limited to a total of $350 (less adjustment fees) per person after the registration deadline of April 30, 2021. Refund requests must be submitted in writing either through a letter or email. Telephone or word of mouth WILL NOT be honored. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no refunds once the group arrives to the Event to check in or register.
An adjustment fee of $50 will be charged to any registration changes (including, but not limited to, late registrations and cancelations) after April 30, 2021. After June 1, 2021, a $175 adjustment fee will be charged per registration to any registration changes. Room arrangements cannot be guaranteed after the June 1, 2021, late registration deadline. Space is limited. Attendees registering after June 1, 2021 may not be accepted. Late applications will be considered but are up to the discretion of the Ascent planning team.
Weather, COVID, or Other Reason for Cancelling the Event
In case of an act of God or other reason, the Ascent planning team reserves the right to cancel the conference at any time. All parties will be notified, and refunds will be given after facility expenses are resolved.
Any adult group leaders/camp counselors will be registered for the Event as “adult leaders” and will be expected to pay the Event registration amount, $175 per attendee. Ascent offers this special half-price option because of the subsidy provided by the Southern District Conference of Mennonite Brethren.
Any adults not acting as group leaders/counselors, whether they attend the sessions or other conference options, will be registered for the Event as “additional adults” and will be expected to pay the Event registration amount, $280 per attendee. Additional Adults are individuals such as bus drivers who will be staying on site and not acting as group leaders/camp counselors.
Ascent’s failure to exercise any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. Ascent shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Ascent’s reasonable control. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Ascent’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Mexico and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of New Mexico’s courts. A party that substantially prevails in an action brought under this Agreement is entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you acknowledge that you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Ascent in any respect whatsoever.
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