Safety Policies

High-Risk Waiver Policy

Programs that involve potential high risk activities will require signed high risk waivers to be returned to the office two weeks before the event date or the program’s start. If a release has not been returned by the deadline, participation will not be permitted for that specific event or program.


NSSRA uses ePACT to securely save health information, emergency contacts, medication information, and more. You can update this information anytime a change happens.

At times participants may require assistance taking medication during programs. If a participant cannot self–medicate or take the medication before or after the program, NSSRA requires additional paperwork regarding the medication and that a guardian delivers pre-packaged medication to our office on a specified date before the program.

Safety/Insurance Information

NSSRA is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in the safest manner possible and holds the safety of participants in the highest possible regard. Participants and parents registering for recreation programs must recognize, however, that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreation activities. NSSRA continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that participants follow all safety rules and instructions which have been designed to protect the participant’s safety.

Please recognize that NSSRA does not carry medical accident insurance for injuries sustained in its programs. The cost of such would make program fees prohibitive. Therefore, each person registering themselves or a family member for a recreation program/activity should review their own insurance coverage. The absence of health insurance coverage does not make NSSRA automatically responsible for the payment of medical expenses.

Due to the difficulty and exorbitant cost of obtaining liability insurance, the agency providing liability coverage for NSSRA requires the execution of a Waiver and Release.

Please contact Safety Coordinator Meggan Davies at (847) 509-9400 x6828 or with any questions.

Inclement Weather Policy

If inclement weather occurs, NSSRA may still decide to hold programs. If the weather turns dangerous (100 degrees or higher actual temperature or heat index, 2 degrees or lower actual temperature, -30 degrees or lower wind chill or severe snow/ice), NSSRA will call participants before the start of a program to cancel the program. If you are not sure whether a program will meet due to inclement weather, call NSSRA. Refunds are issued for canceled programs.