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Interested in adventure programs? We go rappelling, hiking, rock climbing, camping, kayaking, bouldering! If you need to improve or maybe learn map and compass skills try one of the classes. We also do things like AirSoft/Paintball battle drills. The big event is a July SERE course. Plus, business networking happens almost every meet up. All skills levels are welcome. I started this group to meet other outdoor enthusiasts, support Vets and future service members. So if you are looking forward to exploring the PA outdoors and even some spots in MD & WV go for an adventure.

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Rappelling Birdsboro- EZ training event. . . great for first time experience.

START TIME 11:00AM ENDING around 2:00PM Let's Meet Up at Rita's Water Ice. First, we'll discuss the risks during the safety briefing. So, please read over the release form! Print and sign the release from from this site or cut and paste the one below. Thanks. Next its a short drive to the cliffs. Then you'll review and inspect the equipment needed for the evenings adventure. We'll build the adventure first hiking to the cliffs by crossing wire bridges. Then the swiss seat class, belay and safety training. Time for LOW CLIFF rappelling 4X - 7X day time Then it's a hike back and equipment turn in. This is step by step instruction for basic rappelling. NEW GOLDIE LOCKS & EAGLE PRE RAPPELLING INSPECTION SOP- HAIR MUST BE UP & SECURE UNDER THE HAT OR KEVLAR HELMET Bring water, snacks, bug spray, and wear a hat too. First Time Cost $20.00 Completed a rappelling event & trained $10.00 Call 717 AAA-COOL[masked] as needed. Adventure Program Statement of Risk Understanding, Assumption and Liability Release. I agree to the following waiver and release. 1. I understand adventure programs may result in my injury or death. Events are physically and emotionally demanding. Rescue may take more than 24 hours since activities are conducted in rugged terrain far from professional medical services. All medical and rescue costs are my responsibility. I may be exposed to real risks from equipment failure, falls, rock fall, avalanches, lightning, water crossings, hypothermia, cold related injuries, bites, stings, poor belay actions, and accidents or actions caused by others in the group or strangers not part of the group and accidents during travel to and from the activity site. The risks listed above are not inclusive of all possible risks inherent to adventure programs and I agree that the above list in no way limits the extent or reach of this waiver/release. 2. I agree to assume all risk of personal injury including paralysis and death. While I am going to and from the outing location and while engaged in adventure activities. I agree that I will not engage in any activity unless I have considered it carefully, believe it to be safe, and accept responsibility for all related risks. I will correctly belay for others and understand others may belay for me. Plus I understand poor belay actions from a member of the group may fail to save my life or prevent injury. I acknowledge that my safety is my personal responsibility and depends on my use of good judgment. I understand,I can reduce risks by paying attention to the environment, to my physical and emotional state, the condition of all safety related clothing equipment, and by participating only in those activities that are well within my mental and physical capabilities. I acknowledge that I have been encouraged to develop a questioning attitude and ask program leaders to explain any activity or course of action, or decision with which I feel uncomfortable. I will follow safe weapon use practices and comply with all laws. 3. I acknowledge, I am in very good health and have no physical limitations, which affect my ability to safely participate in this outing. I understand the importance of obtaining sufficient medical and accident insurance before participating in this outing. I have disclosed ALL medications and significant allergic conditions to the event leader. I am in possession of my life saving medications and told group members about any special medical information they may need to know. I understand the Meet Up Organizer and group members shall assume no responsibility or liability for me for accident, illness, loss, or damage to personal property resulting from participation in this adventure program. I permit photo/video images and Science Education Research. 4. BY MY SIGNATURE BELOW I WARRANT THAT: I am at least 18 years of age, and otherwise legally competent to sign this agreement; Have read the above statements and understand their provisions; understand the risks associated with participation in this adventure program; assume full responsibility for the consequences of choosing to participate in this program; I hereby knowingly and intentionally release and hold harmless the Meet Up Organizer and group members from any and all claims, demands, injuries, actions (including third party claims) and damage of any kind and nature whatsoever which arise out of or in connection with participating in this outing, regardless such claims are based upon negligence or other grounds. SIGNED: ________________________________________­___ DATE: ___________________ Print name neatly: ____________________________________ Emergency phone number:__ PARENT SIGNATURE FOR INDIVIDUALS UNDER AGE 18 SIGNED: __________________________DATE: ____________ Name (Please Print Neatly):______________________ ________ SIGNED: ________________________ DATE: _______________ PRINT NAME: _______________________ EMAIL: __________

Rappelling at Money Rock County Park- EZ First Time Lesson

Money Rocks Main Parking Lot

We always start with the basics and follow step by step training to insure safety and skill development. So, you'll observe other group members do the skills and as you feel ready to try you'll get to rappel. Please go for an adventure soon! First we'll discuss the risks, review the release form & hike to the cliffs. Outer layers must tuck into your belted jeans, pants, or leggings. All equipment is provided but bring water, snacks, bug spray, & wear a hat. We’ll discuss the science behind the event, safety, belay commands, & develop an emergency plan. Then do a knot tying class, swiss seat class, basic rappelling instruction, belay training, & falling rock drills. You’ll observe a group member rappel. When you feel ready it’s your turn for the adventure: rappelling 3X - 7X. After training, it’s a hike back & return the equipment. First Time- $20.00 Trained- $10.00 Adventure program liability release is required for participation. 1. Adventure programs may result in my injury or death. All medical & rescue costs are my responsibility. I may be exposed to real risks from equipment failure, falls, rock fall, avalanches, lightning, water crossings, cold related injuries, bites, stings, poor belay actions, & accidents or actions caused by others in the group or strangers not part of the group & accidents during travel to & from the activity site. I agree that the above list in no way limits the extent or reach of this waiver/release. 2. I agree to assume all risk of personal injury including paralysis & death. I agree that I will not engage in any activity unless I have considered it carefully & accept responsibility for all related risks. I will correctly belay for others. I understand poor belay actions from a member of the group may fail to save my life or prevent injury. I acknowledge that my safety is my personal responsibility & depends on my use of good judgment. I understand, I can reduce risks by paying attention to the environment, to my physical & emotional state, the condition of all safety related clothing, equipment, & by participating only in those activities that are well within my mental & physical capabilities. I acknowledge that I have been encouraged to develop a questioning attitude & ask program leaders to explain any activity or course of action, or decision with which I feel uncomfortable. I will follow safe weapon use practices & comply with all laws. 3. I am in very good health & have no physical limitations, which affect my ability to safely participate in this outing. I understand the importance of obtaining sufficient medical & accident insurance before participating in this outing. I have disclosed ALL medications & significant allergic conditions to the event leader. I am in possession of my life saving medications & told group members about any special medical information they may need to know. I understand the Meet Up Organizer & group members shall assume no responsibility or liability for me for accident, illness, loss, or damage to personal property resulting from participation in this adventure program. I permit photo/video images & Science Education Research. You'll need to sign a release form to participate.

Almost Full Moon MAP & COMPASS TRAINING + HIKE @ Middle Creek WMA

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

The best way to learn topographic map “reading” is on the ground and in the woods! We’ll meet up on the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Parking Lot at 9:00PM and start training. The cost is $10.00 for a first time adventure seekers and $5.00 if you have been to an event in the past. All course materials are provided but if you have a compass bring it and a charged cell phone. During this active and moving class you will learn how to test your compass and use it to orient the topographic map. Then you will determine your pace count and practice using your pace count in order to go a distance to get to an assigned point. This course is on rough, wooded, hilly terrain. You'll hike and experience the following major terrain features: HILL TOP, RIDGE, VALLEY, SADDLE, DEPRESSION and identify draws, spurs, cuts, fills and cliffs on the ground. Then associate them to the topographic map during a hike 3½ - 6 mile hike. This event is physically active but reasonably paced. At the end of the class you get to keep your topographic map, notes and pencil too! Bring water, bug spray, and a tasty snack. Dress in layers for the weather. Wear long pants and a hat. The training plan includes: Task #1. Introduction, Experience & Payment, Release Form, Training Area Limits, Safety Plan & Whistle, Insect Sting/Bite. Setting the ELMO Compass. Task #2 . Compass Inspection, Azimuth Check (TEST), Shoot Azimuths (2X - 5X) Task #3. Short Hike Task #4 Turn In Equipment

Rappelling in the shade at Money Rocks County Park- Narvon, PA

Money Rocks County Park

First we'll discuss the risks, review the release form & hike to the cliffs. Outer layers must tuck into your belted jeans, pants, leggings. All equipment is provided but bring water, snacks,bug spray, & wear a hat. We’ll discuss the science behind the event, safety, belay commands, & develop an emergency plan. Then do a knot tying class, swiss seat class, basic rappelling instruction, belay training, & falling rock drills. You’ll observe a group member rappel. When you feel ready it’s your turn for the adventure: rappelling 3X - 7X. After training, it’s a hike back & equipment return. First Time- $20.00 Trained- $10.00 SOP- HAIR UP & SECURE UNDER A HAT/HELMET Adventure Program Liability Release. 1. Adventure programs may result in my injury or death. All medical & rescue costs are my responsibility. I may be exposed to real risks from equipment failure, falls, rock fall, avalanches, lightning, water crossings, cold related injuries, bites, stings, poor belay actions, & accidents or actions caused by others in the group or strangers not part of the group & accidents during travel to & from the activity site. I agree that the above list in no way limits the extent or reach of this waiver/release. 2. I agree to assume all risk of personal injury including paralysis & death. I agree that I will not engage in any activity unless I have considered it carefully & accept responsibility for all related risks. I will correctly belay for others. I understand poor belay actions from a member of the group may fail to save my life or prevent injury. I acknowledge that my safety is my personal responsibility & depends on my use of good judgment. I understand, I can reduce risks by paying attention to the environment, to my physical & emotional state, the condition of all safety related clothing, equipment, & by participating only in those activities that are well within my mental & physical capabilities. I acknowledge that I have been encouraged to develop a questioning attitude & ask program leaders to explain any activity or course of action, or decision with which I feel uncomfortable. I will follow safe weapon use practices & comply with all laws. 3. I am in very good health & have no physical limitations, which affect my ability to safely participate in this outing. I understand the importance of obtaining sufficient medical & accident insurance before participating in this outing. I have disclosed ALL medications & significant allergic conditions to the event leader. I am in possession of my life saving medications & told group members about any special medical information they may need to know. I understand the Meet Up Organizer & group members shall assume no responsibility or liability for me for accident, illness, loss, or damage to personal property resulting from participation in this adventure program. I permit photo/video images & Science Education Research. 4. BY MY SIGNATURE BELOW I WARRANT THAT: I am at least 18 years of age, & otherwise legally competent to sign this agreement; Have read the above statements & understand their provisions; understand the risks associated with participation in this adventure program; assume full responsibility for the consequences of choosing to participate in this program; I hereby knowingly & intentionally release & hold harmless the Meet Up Organizer & group members from any & all claims, demands, injuries, actions (including third party claims) & damage of any kind & nature whatsoever which arise out of or in connection with participating in this outing, regardless such claims are based upon negligence or other grounds. SIGNED: ________________________________________ DATE: _____________________ Print name neatly: _____________________________ Emergency phone number: PARENT SIGNATURE FOR INDIVIDUALS UNDER AGE 18 SIGNED: _____________________________________­___ DATE: _____________________ Print name neatly: _____________________________ Emergency phone number:

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