Clarifying Knott’s Chaperone Policy

August 2023

Dear Forum Festival Friends,

In light of recent events, Knott’s Berry Farm has amended their chaperone policy. For the general public, this means that there must be one chaperone for every four minors under the age of 17.   For our groups, that ratio will be based on one chaperone for every ten students under the age of 17.

If you are planning to perform at Forum Festivals followed by a visit to the park, please make note of the following information as you plan your spring program with us.

  1. Your group will be required to have 1 adult chaperone (21 years +) for every 10 students.
  2. Wristbands provided at the park will identify your students to Knott’s staff as part of a group under the supervision of chaperones based on the required one per ten ratio.
  3. Each group leader must submit a list of chaperone names and cell phone numbers to Forum in advance of your visit. Added details will be forwarded to you as we get closer to the festival season.
  4. Chaperones must remain in the park and be accessible by the provided mobile phone.

Initial feedback about this new policy from Knott’s Berry Farm is very positive. Your group’s safety and security are most important to us. As this policy may evolve over the coming months, we will keep you updated on those revisions.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Telephone: 1-888-76-FORUM (763-6786)