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A discussion on our risk process and the documents and policies that back us up.

We provide a huge array of activities for kids, but the one that most often raises concern for parents is climbing. We have already spoken to certifications in the History and Certifications section so here we will talk about some of the things we keep in mind in the field and the mitigation techniques we have in place.

FIrst and foremost our group sizes rarely exceed a ratio of 1 guide to 4 kids for both indoor and outdoor programs.  In addition to ratios, our venues are carefully selected to ensure constant visibility and communication as well as the ability to closely monitor all participants, and any climbing team or rope system. Our goal is to set up a secure environment to allow children, youth and families to explore and expand in rock terrain from any experience level.

Site selection and supervision are backed up by industry standard equipment that we provide for all registrants. Participants may provide their own personal gear as long as it has been inspected by a hired guide. If you don't have personal gear, don't worry, more info in the Costs, Activities, Venues section.

On top of the in field risk management, we have two insurance policies that encompass the entire range of our activities. Dirtbag Climbing Corp is covered for outdoor climbing and other guiding activities through the ACMG Liability Insurance Program offered to certified members in good standing. The company is also covered through a private insurer for all summer camp related activities including the use of various sites, all games, bushcraft skills and other activities offered, as well as the indoor climbing gym operations. 

Below are previews of the documents we require from participants prior to each activity:

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