Rules and Regulations

AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

CAMP IMPROV UTOPIA

By registering and paying the fee to attend Camp Improv Utopia, campers do hereby represent and warrant that they have read and agree to the following Agreement and Release of Liability (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement“).

I understand that this is a legally binding agreement and release of liability of Improv Utopia, Inc. and its operations related to the “Camp Improv Utopia” event.

Description of Program:

Camp Improv Utopia is a three (3) day improv camp intended for anyone age 18+ who wishes to develop or hone his/her skills in comedy improvisation. Camp ImprovUtopia, Camp Ocean Pines, Inc. and Camp Netimus have a no drug/alcohol policy while on the premises. Any campers not adhering to these rules will be asked to leave without refund of any fees or deposits.

Description of Premises:

The Camp Improv Utopia program is conducted at Camp Ocean Pines, Inc., located in Cambria, California and Camp Netimus, Located in Milford, Pennsylvania. The facilities include bunk-style cabins and indoor restrooms. There is also a large lodge and dining hall where meals are served. Camp Improv Utopia is not responsible for nor does it guarantee the ADA compliance of these facilities.

Food Service:

Camp Improv Utopia fees include eight (8) meals to be prepared by Camp Ocean Pines. Campers MUST provide at least ninety (90) days notice to the Camp ImprovUtopia program of any food allergies, sensitivities, or requirements. While all efforts will be made to make accommodations, Camp ImprovUtopia cannot guarantee that accommodations can be made.

Camp Improv Utopia Workshops/Activities:

Workshops and activities will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The schedule of activities will be provided to the camper by Camp Improv Utopia; however, all courses, workshops, and activities are subject to change at any time and are not guaranteed.

Pricing and Payment Policy:

The price per camper is $400.00 (four hundred dollars) for those who register and pay in full prior to (December 31, 2013 for West Camp) and (May 1, 2014 for East Camp). For those who pay in full between (January 1st to April 30th, 2014 for West Camp) and (May 2  to July 31, 2014 East Camp) the price is $425 (four hundred twenty-five dollars) per camper. If a camper registers and pays in full (May 1st or later for West Camp) and (August 1, 2014 for East Camp), the price is $450 (four hundred and fifty dollars).

A payment plan is now available for you to select above. If you choose to make payments, the price per camper for the payment option is $450 (four hundred and fifty dollars). The payment plans are available only until 60 days before the first day of camp. The per camper fee includes bunk-bed type accommodations, eight (8) meals, programs, workshops and camp activities at no extra cost.

Please make checks payable to “Improv Utopia” and mail to Improv Utopia, 11926 Laurelwood Drive Ste #3, Studio City, CA 91604. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please check the box below and provide your PayPal* account email address. A PayPal invoice will be sent to the address you provide below, after which you will have 5 (five) days to pay the camping fee. If your invoice is not paid within 5 (five) days, your reservation will be released. *You will be charged a one-time convenience fee for using PayPal.

Please make checks payable to “Improv Utopia” and mail to Improv Utopia, 11926 Laurelwood Drive Ste #3, Studio City, CA 91604. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please check the box below and provide your PayPal* account email address. A PayPal invoice will be sent to the address you provide below, after which you will have 5 (five) days to pay the camping fee. If your invoice is not paid within 5 (five) days, your reservation will be released.

*You will be charged a one-time convenience fee for using PayPal.

Payment Plans (Campers will Select One)
a. Payment in Full

b.Deposit Plan ($175 down payment – balance due in 60 days – available only until January 31, 2013. If the balance is not paid in full within 60 days of your deposit, your reservation will be released)

c. Three-Pay-Plan - Available until 60 days before camp. ($150 down payment due upon registration – Second payment of $150 is due 30 days after your registration and then the third payment of $150 is due 60 days after your registration date. If the balance is not paid in full within the 90 days of your first payment, your reservation will be released) *You will be charged a convenience fee of using PayPal.

Cancellations:

If you (the camper) request a cancellation of your Camp ImprovUtopia fees more than 120 (one hundred and twenty) days in advance, IN WRITING, a full refund will be issued within ten (10) business days. Cancellations later than 120 (one hundred and twenty) days in advance will be charged 50% of your total fee. Cancellations later than 60 (sixty) days in advance will be charged 100% of your total fee and no refunds will be issued. Absolutely all cancellation/refund requests must be in writing.

CAMP Improv Utopia WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE. NO REFUNDS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER WILL BE ISSUED.

Camp Improv Utopia reserves the right to cancel this event should the minimum required number of attendees not be met. In the case of camp cancellation, campers shall be notified and refunds issued no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled event.

LATE CHECK IN IS NOT PERMITTED: Camp Improv Utopia check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and will continue until 10:00 p.m. Friday night. Please arrange your travel so that you arrive during those times, as staff WILL NOT be available to check you in after 10:00 p.m. Friday. Check-in will re-open at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning. If your travel arrangements necessitate your arrival after 10:00 p.m., please plan on making alternate sleeping arrangements for Friday night. Improv Utopia wishes to be located at Camp Ocean Pines/Camp Netimus for years to come, and that requires ensuring a certain amount of peace and quiet to our neighbors so that we are welcome to return. Thank you for your understanding.

Refunds:

Any refunds due to the camper will be refunded via the original method of payment and will be processed within ten (10) business days.

Force Majeure:

Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performance under this Agreement (other than for delay in the payment of money due and payable hereunder) to the extent said failures or delays are proximately caused (I) by causes beyond that party’s reasonable control and occurring without its fault or negligence, including, without limitation, failure of suppliers, subcontractors, and carriers, or party to substantially meet its performance obligations under this Agreement, provided that, as a condition to the claim of nonliability, the party experiencing the difficulty shall give the other prompt written notice, with full details following the occurrence of the cause relied upon. Dates by which performance obligations are scheduled to be met will be extended for a period of time equal to the time lost due to any delay so caused.

Travel:

Improv Utopia is not responsible for any camper travel arrangements or costs associated with either the booking or cancellation of any air or ground transportation, travel to/from the camp, or any other expenses incurred by the camper.

Release of Liability:

I, on behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, guardians, successors, and assigns, hereby release Camp ImprovUtopia and Improv Utopia, Inc. and its administrators, faculty, trustees, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, coaches, trainers, and agents (all of whom are referred to as “Releasees”) from, and agree not to sue Releasees, for any claims, loss, liability, demands, causes of action, costs, expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees), damages or suits of any type, whether in law or in equity, that I may have arising from, or relating in any way (directly or indirectly) to my participation in the camp activities, including without limitation any physical, emotional or mental injury or property damage that I may suffer as a result of my participation in the camp activities, to the maximum extent permitted by law

Acknowledgment of Risk:

I recognize and appreciate the dangers, hazards, and risks associated with participation in the camp activities. I understand that the dangers, hazards, and risks of the camp activities could include serious or even fatal injuries. I acknowledge that I have fully considered the dangers, hazards, and risks associated with my participation in the camp activities, and voluntarily assume those dangers, hazards, and risks. I give my consent and approval for my participation in the camp activities.

Emergency Medical Treatment:

I understand and agree that Camp Improv Utopia/Improv Utopia, Inc. does not have medical personnel available at the location of the camp activities. I hereby grant permission to authorize emergency medical treatment, if necessary, and to transport me to an appropriate facility to receive emergency medical treatment, and that such action shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement. I understand and agree that the Improv Utopia, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any injury or damages which might arise out of, or in connection with, such authorized emergency medical treatment.

Fitness to Participate:

I hereby represent that I am physically and mentally able to participate in the camp activities and that I have no health problems or physical or mental conditions that would present a risk to me or to others.

Insurance:

I represent that I am covered by a comprehensive medical plan (health insurance) necessary to provide and pay for any and all medical costs (including but not limited to transportation costs associated with obtaining medical care) and/or I will assume all responsibility for medical costs incurred as a result of illness and/or as a result of my participation in the camp activities. I agree to pay for any costs related to my medical treatment that is not covered by insurance or if I have no medical insurance.

Photographs/Video:

I consent to the use by Camp Improv Utopia/Improv Utopia, Inc. of any photographs or video of me for publicity, promotion, advertising or other legitimate purposes.

Binding Arbitration:

Any controversy, claim or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, shall be settled solely and exclusively by binding arbitration in Los Angeles, California. Such arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the then prevailing commercial arbitration rules of JAMS/Endispute (“JAMS”), with the following exceptions if in conflict:

1) one arbitrator shall be chosen by JAMS;

2) each party to the arbitration will pay its pro rata share of the expenses and fees of the arbitrator, together with other expenses of the arbitration incurred or approved by the arbitrator; and

3) arbitration may proceed in the absence of any party if written notice (pursuant to the JAMS’ rules and regulations) of the proceedings has been given to such party.

Each party shall bear its own attorneys fees and expenses. The parties agree to abide by all decisions and awards rendered in such proceedings. Such decisions and awards rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and conclusive. All such controversies, claims or disputes shall be settled in this manner in lieu of any action at law or equity; provided however, that nothing in this subsection shall be construed as precluding the bringing an action for injunctive relief or other equitable relief. The arbitrator shall not have the right to award punitive damages or speculative damages to either party and shall not have the power to amend this Agreement. The arbitrator shall be required to follow applicable law.

IF FOR ANY REASON THIS ARBITRATION CLAUSE BECOMES NOT APPLICABLE, THEN EACH PARTY, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY AS TO ANY ISSUE RELATING HERETO IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING, OR COUNTERCLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER MATTER INVOLVING THE PARTIES HERETO.

Validity:

Should any part hereof for any reason be declared invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion, and such remaining portion shall remain in force and effect as if the invalid portion had been eliminated.

Integration:

This document constitutes the parties’ entire agreement. No other agreements, oral or written, regarding the obligations to be performed under this Agreement exist between the parties.

Governing Law:

This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of California.

Camp Improv Utopia exceeded all of my expectations. The quality of the instructors and their workshops were phenomenal, the locations was beautiful, and the camp counselors were awesome.

About Us

Our professional staff and board members are made up of some of the best improv talent in world. We are available to you as a resource and also to help plan your trip to our annual camp. Feel free to contact us via e-mail at info@improvutopia.com if you have any questions.

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