Youth Camp and Exchange Program
According to Lions Clubs International Board Policy, the
following insurance requirements must be met:
- It is the responsibility of the sponsor Lions
club to verify or ensure that the Youth Camp and Exchange applicant
has adequate medical, life, personal property and liability
insurance to cover any and all contingencies during the entire
duration of the exchange visit, including all travel time.
Information on the amount of coverage considered necessary shall be
obtained from the hosting Lions and/or competent insurance
- Sponsor Lions shall furnish satisfactory proof
of insurance coverage to host Lions for participant before
their acceptance. This may be communicated through the Youth Camp
and Exchange chairperson.
- In addition prior to the exchange, the applicant's parents or
guardians (if a minor) must sign a statement releasing Lions clubs,
club members, districts, multiple districts and Lions Clubs
International from liability. The sponsor Lions club should have
this indemnity agreement prepared by a local attorney.
- The host Lions shall have the option of
requiring any inbound exchange participant to subscribe, at the
participant's own expense, to medical, life, personal property,
liability or other type of insurance, as deemed appropriate by the
host Lions, to cover the duration of the camp and/or exchange
visit, regardless of whether said youth is already insured under a
policy issued in the youth's home country.
- Host families need insurance as well.
Lions-approved host families can be officially designated as
"volunteer workers" by the Lions club. When the names of
official host families are added to the Lions clubs' meeting
minutes, then the Lions club can provide a basis for establishing
the host families as "additional insureds" for general liability
Review the Request for Certificate of
Insurance to access information on the
association's General Liability Insurance Program.