Youth Program

BCHC Youth Programs

Attention all members/units:
Activities involving youth must include helmets on all riders under the age of
18 years old, and liability release forms.
Medical treatment forms should be signed by parents/guardians if the
parents/guardians are not staying for the activity.

If you are interested in starting a BCHC Youth Program or have questions and/or
ideas, please contact our Youth Chairperson(s).

BCHC Youth Policy (247 KB, .pdf)
BCHC Youth Membership Permission Release
Must be signed and included with ALL youth memberships.
Word (67 KB) – PDF (234 KB)

BCHC Youth Parent Permission Form
Designates an adult member responsible in the absence of parent per unit activity. The parent appointed person must submit permission form to Unit level person in charge
Word (8.76 MB) – PDF (278 KB)

BCHC Youth Summer Camp Release
Word (68 KB) – PDF (234 KB)

Youth Event Insurance Request Form
Word (14.7 KB) – PDF (119 KB)

This form is used for Youth Educational Activities only.
We must stress that all activities under this insurance policy must be
publicized under the name BCHC Education Fund Inc.
and then sponsored by the unit name in order to be legally covered.

Background Checks for Youth Activities

BCHC Youth Background Check Policy (165 KB .pdf)
BCHC Youth Background Check Instructions (239 KB .pdf)
BCHC BCIA_8016 Form (653 KB .pdf)
California Penal Code Definitions (383 KB .pdf)
Youth Activities: Do I need a Background Check? FAQ (73.8 KB .pdf)

Youth Educational Resources

BCHC Kids Coloring Book (8.81 MB .pdf)

Mountain Manners Handbook (8.29 MB .pdf)
From Back Country Horsemen of Montana

BCH Washington’s Youth Program
From Back Country Horsemen of Washington

Learning tools for younger members: Resource from Madera County 4-H
Madera County Youth Development Leader Resources go to:
Then click on Horse Expo Study Guides. There are a number of levels to work with.

Leave No Trace For Every Kid
From Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics:
Leave No Trace for Kids Poster (229 KB .pdf)
Leave No Trace for Kids Poster (2.29 MB Word Doc)

Did you know that our Wilderness Riders are Certified Leave No Trace Instructors? They’d love to present LNT principles to your youth group!
Please contact our Education chair to find out which unit to contact in your area for a presentation on the LNT principles:
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