When you decide to challenge the youth in your ministry through high-adventure activities like skiing, zip lining, or white-water rafting, you can reap great rewards. But you face a higher risk of injury. Here are some suggestions to help protect your youth and your ministry:
Partner with vendors who specialize in the high-risk activity you choose.
Require parents or guardians to sign an acknowledgement of risk.
Recruit an adequate number of experienced supervisors.
Document whether participants are covered by family medical or health insurance.
Visit Brotherhood Mutual's safety library to read more about managing high-risk youth activities. You'll also find a sample Activity Participation Agreement, Youth Activities Checklist, and hundreds of other free resources designed to help you manage the risks you face every day. We’re confident that you will find them useful.