risk. I nonetheless wish to have my child participate in NNED events and ASSUME THE RISK of participation. I agree to releasefrom liability, indemnify and hold harmless the NNED, the Board of Directors, and their officers, employees, NNED volunteers,and agents from any and all claim and/or cause of action arising out of and related to any injury, loss, penalties, damage, settlement,costs of other expenses or liabilities that occur as a result of my child’s participation in the NNED programs.Parent/guardian signature:_______________________________________________________________ Date:________________ Continue on page 2
COMMUNITY COVENANT FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS
I understand each youth event’s community strives to be inclusive, healthy, safe and spirit-centered. Realizing that what I do affectsmany others in this community, district and our Unitarian Universalist faith I promise to observe the following.
Model self-care by respecting myself, recognizing my physical (sleep!), emotional and psychological needs, and seek appropriate youth or adults with whom to process feelings and concerns.
Refrain from holding, using or distributing illegal substances or weapons
Use appropriate, non-violent and respectful language and behavior
Respect others, physical premises and others’ personal property
Refrain from sexual intercourse of any kind and refrain from any sexual behavior which diminishes inclusive community
Abide by sleeping arrangements (one blanket/bag; one person)I understand that failure to follow these guidelines could include my removal from the event at my parents or my expense and could jeopardize the continuation of youth events/cons. I also agree not to leave the set boundaries of the event without permission or, if an adult, without notification of con coordinators.Youth and/or Adult Advisor signature_________________________________________________________________________
FOR ADULT ADVISORS
You will need to establish a relationship with the DRE or minister or youth coordinator in your congregation and ask them to readand sign below.
I recognize this adult will be sponsoring youth from my congregation. If he/she has not gone through the district’s screening process I will ask him/her to do so and help them initiate that process at least two weeks before the youth events.
Signature of DRE, minister or youth coordinator: ________________________________________________________________ I will be driving and/or sponsoring the following youth from my congregation. (If you are bringing a youth from another congregation, please list here and confirm with his/her DRE and parents that you are assuming responsibility for her/him.)1_________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________ 4. ________________________________________________ 5. ________________________________________________ 6. ________________________________________________ 7. _________________________________________________
EXPECTATIONS OF ADULTS
**Have a good understanding of UUism **Be 25 years or older **If driving youth, have a valid license and insurance**Understand lines of accountability with event leadership and district**Agree to monitor overnight environment by taking two hour awake shifts when necessary**Understand and follow the safety policy of the district and hosting church**Be available to youth while observing appropriate and healthy boundaries**Attend meetings or orientations at youth events/cons and participate in activities**Complete
Code of Ethics
form necessary to initiate the NNED adult screening process (separate document) and submit to NNEDoffice (address below) not later than
Friday, March 26.EVERYONE
BRING:Change of clothing and clothing for the weather ToiletriesSnacks to share, games to share Musical instruments and/or items for coffee house or danceSleeping bag, ground mat, pillow Positive attitude!Food Reminder: Please eat dinner before you arrive on Friday night. Meals provided will be: 3 meals on Saturday, breakfast andlight lunch on Sunday.