PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY BEFORE JOINING US. CFK IS NOT A TRADIONAL MEETUP GROUP, OUR GOAL IS NOT LARGE MEMBERSHIP BUT AN ACTIVE ONE, PLEASE REQUEST TO JOIN ONLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTCIPATING IN OUR TRIPS. THE CALENDER IS FULL OF PADDLING ADVENTURES, COME OUT AND EXPERIENCE THE WONDERS OF OUR WATERWAYS WITH US. NEVER A FEE OR DUES BUT ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE!
CFK is about forming a small group of paddlers that want to build camaradrie to enjoy day trips, overnight basecamp and rivercamp trips. If you're one of the all to common meetup people who sign up for multiple trips on the same day with different groups then CFK is not for you. CFK's main goal is to have a group of responsible paddlers for fellowship and camaradrie.
Welcome to CFK, our primarary focus is KAYAKING. We are a group of ACTIVE recreational kayakers who enjoy being on the water with other upbeat positive people. We appreciate Florida's beautiful nature, springs, wildlife and excellent waterways. All paddling enthusiasts are welcome from young to "young at heart", who have their own kayak and can transport 2 boats; 14' or longer. We encourage all to get outside, burn some calories, soak up some rays and see our glorious creeks, rivers, springs and lagoons. We do single weekday trips, single weekend day trips, weekend trips, multi-day trips with base camping at our great State Parks, National Recreation Areas and State Forests. We do weeklong river camping trips a few times per year. We also do occasional full-moon night paddles. Some of our trips are for those adventurous types who like to be challenged with a "hardcore exploratory trip" to wild parts unknown. Other trips will be to see manatees and or dolphins. Many of our trips are established paddle routes that we do on a regular rotation. All this with no fees.
Most trips require a shuttle, "we go with the flow", on shuttle trips; those that sign up are required to be able to transport 2 kayaks(generally 14' in length or longer).
Please have your own kayak, we do not rent kayaks nor do we require a fee or dues to join. No monies shall be paid to Organizers or hosts. Any fees required from members would be for launching/parking or camping fees paid to municipalities or outfitters, when applicable. We are not a club with dues/fees or officers. We are a loosely organized group of people getting together to enjoy kayaking, nature and camaraderie. We have not created CFK to make money, we're here just to share our passion with other ACTIVE, like minded kayakers.
*UNLIKE MOST MEETUP GROUPS, WE ARE Looking for ACTIVE members, we're not interested in having a meetup group with large membership of people who don't partcipate. COUCH POTATOES, NEED NOT APPLY. MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT ATTENDED AT LEAST 3 TRIPS FOR EVERY 6 MONTHS WILL BE REMOVED FROM MEMBERSHIP IN CFK. CFK HAS A CALENDER FULL OF ADVENTURES, PARTICIPATE OR WHY BE A MEMBER?
3 NO-SHOWS = REMOVAL FROM GROUP or 3 RSVP's and CANCELLING A FEW DAYS FEFORE WIL BE RMOVED. We don't tolerate people who sign up for differnt trips on same day w/different groups and then not show for our trip of other meetip trips. This shows a lack of consideration & irresponsibilty.
CFK is fortunate to have a few members who video our wonderful journeys, go to page section on home page and click the "CFK NETVIDS" page to veiw our great trips.
By joining our group and attending any of our events, you and your guest, if applicable, acknowledge, on behalf of yourself, your representatives and your heirs, assigns and next of kin, hereby voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, defend and indemnify CFK organizers, hosts, their families and heirs and all participants from any and all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, or otherwise which may arise out of your participation in such recreational activities. You specifically understand that you are releasing, discharging and waiving any claims that you may have presently or in the future for the negligent and /or incompetent acts or other conduct by all fellow participants. if you bring a guest to any of our trips, it's your responsibility to inform them of our rules and release of liability. The above agreement shall be binding on your heirs, successors, assigns, administrators and executors.
By participating in a Central Florida Kayakers event/activity, I Agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY (Meet up.com, the Central Florida Kayakers Meet-up Group, its organizers, co-organizers, assistant organizers, trip leaders and event planners, as well as their families from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from injuries, personal or property, losses, costs, damages, disability or death resulting from participating in or travelling to or from the activity. It is further understood and agreed that this ACCIDENT WAIVER and RELEASE OF LIABILITY is to be binding on my heirs and assigns. This ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY shall be construed broadly and applied to the maximum extent permissible by law.
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