We're so excited that you've chosen to participate in CRI's Thanksgiving week activities!   Participants DO NOT have to be CRI Responders to participate in this event!  This event is open for adults and children (children/youth must be present with a registered adult for the duration of the event).

Please read through this entire page carefully as it contains important information.

Event registrants are welcome to stay on or off the CRI Base. The CRI MIssion Base is a beautiful 84-acre property located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Lodging consists of climate-controlled dormitory-style cabins.  There are separate dorms for men and women, and each dorm contains a bathroom with facilities. There are a very limited number of family cabins that may be available on a first-come-first-served basis.  Bedding and bath linens are not provided. Bed size - twin.   Please register for this lodging payment option below if you plan to stay.  There are also hotel lodging options 25 minutes away from camp.  Your confirmation email will include a link to arrange for transportation between Roanoke Airport and camp.

Background Checks (CRI Base Overnight Adult Guests Only)

It is CRI's policy that those staying overnight at camp complete this screening for the sake of the safety of all involved in CRI events.  Please watch your inbox for an email from the 3rd party screening company we use if you are registered to stay overnight at camp and do not have a current background check through CRI within one year of the event.  In order for us to receive your report prior to arrival at camp, you must respond to that email no later than 4 days prior to your overnight stay.  Please reply to the email immediately upon receipt.  If you have questions, please email training@criout.com. 

No alcohol or firearms allowed on the camp. 

Each Participant Must Register Separately

Registration Options (select all that apply)

Select the activities that you will be attending during the week. Registrants are NOT required to participate in any events while staying. However, if you plan to participate in any of these events, registration is required for planning purposes. Thank you!

  • Begins at 6:30pm-ends at 6:00am Saturday. Participants are free to participate for all or part of The Watch.

  • Ages 14 and up

Optional On-Site Lodging

Please register for this lodging payment option below for each day you plan to stay on the base during our event


Extend Your Stay Before/After This Event And Serve As A Mission Ally

I, the Attendee, desire to participate with Crisis Response International and engage in the activities related to this event.

I understand that the activities may include, but are not limited to: transportation in commercial, private or CRI-owned vehicles; participating in various types of activities using a variety of modalities. I hereby freely and voluntarily, without duress, execute the Release under the following terms:

1. Waiver and Release.
I, the Participant, release and forever discharge and hold harmless Crisis Response International from any claim or liability that I, the participant, may have against Crisis Response International with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death or property damage that may result from my participation in an event, training and/or disaster relief operation. I also understand that Crisis Response International does not assume any responsibility or obligation to provide financial or other assistance, including, but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance, in the event of injury, illness, death or property damage (see insurance requirements below).

2. Insurance.
Crisis Response International does not carry or maintain, and expressly disclaims responsibility for providing any health, medical or disability insurance coverage for the Participant. EACH PARTICIPANT IS EXPECTED AND ENCOURAGED TO CARRY PERSONAL LIABILITY OR HEALTH INSURANCE PRIOR TO REGISTERING AS A CRISIS RESPONSE INTERNATIONAL DISASTER TRAINEE/WORKER.

3. Medical Treatment.
Except as otherwise agreed to by Crisis Response International in writing, I hereby release and forever discharge Crisis Response International from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with an emergency during my time with Crisis Response International.

4. Assumption of Risk.
I understand that my time with Crisis Response International may include activities that may be hazardous to me, including, but not limited to, simulation activities, physical activities that pertain to training, cooking and food preparation activities, loading and unloading of heavy equipment and materials, transportation to and from the training/disaster sites, working in locations damaged by the effects of a disaster and any other training related activities. I recognize and understand that my time with Crisis Response International may, in some situations, involve inherently dangerous activities. I hereby expressly and specifically assume the risk of injury or harm in these activities and release Crisis Response International from all liability for injury, illness, death or property damages resulting from the activities of my time with Crisis Response International.

5. Photographic Release.
I grant and convey unto Crisis Response International all rights, title and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by Crisis Response International during my time with/work for Crisis Response International, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.

6. Other.
I understand that it is my desire to further the work of Crisis Response International by participating in training and performing services as a Volunteer, specifically as a Volunteer in Emergency Disaster Services. I undertake to perform said services as a Volunteer without compensation and that, in performing said services, I acknowledge that I am not acting as an employee of Crisis Response International.

Each attendee must register.

Cancellations/Transfers: No refunds will be given on any non-refundable deposits. However, your deposit can be transferred to another individual registering for this event (email [email protected] to make those arrangements prior to March 26, 2020).

A 50% refund minus the deposit will be given to those who completed their payment in full and requests their cancellations 31-60 days prior to the event. There will be no refund for cancellations less than 31 days prior to the event. Medical emergency cancellations will be taken into consideration on a case by case basis with a letter from an M.D. Submit cancellation requests to: [email protected]

In the unfortunate case of an event cancellation by Crisis Response International, CRI will refund your registration fees at 100%, but will not assume responsibility for refunding personal charges incurred (ex: travel costs, etc.).

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, I understand that I will need to answer additional questions pertaining to my most recent travels, health and social distancing practices. These questions will be sent to me close to my anticipated arrival. I understand that this is to help ensure my health, safety and welfare as well as those currently at the Mission Base. I will answer these questions as accurately as possible and understand that I may be asked to reschedule my visit based on current conditions and updated government guidelines.

For the safety of all of our guests, we require a background check for all staying overnight.

By checking this box, I agree to give Crisis Response International permission to request a 3rd party background screen on me.

Please note that all background checks must be completed one week prior to event start date.


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