- 8th Annual Tobermory Adventure Camp
August 18, 2019 - August 22, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join us for our 8th Annual Tobermory Adventure Camp!
This follows the iconic Bruce Trail on a 4-day hiking expedition in the backcountry, including a whole lot of adventure with amazing cliff-top views, sea caves and rock formations. 100% of our leaders and participants living with T1D who understand the highs and lows of diabetes have recommended this program to peers. We will help you connect and develop skills on this trip that you can take with you anywhere and stay motivated with memories of the glittering turquoise waters of the Georgian Bay.
Leadership development candidates will have the opportunity to assist in our “Intro To Adventure Camp” immediately following this adventure!
This adventure is a 5 Day/ 4 Night Backcountry camping adventure on the stunningly beautiful Bruce Trail, that unites adventurous type 1s as they step outside of their comfort zones, guided by the most experienced leadership team for T1D’s outdoor education in the world. Our Tobermory Adventure Camp is an amazing opportunity to take in the beautiful Georgian Bay and operates at a challenge by choice while exploring the grotto, climbing, swimming and of course taking in the amazing views!
We have received equally powerful testimonials from participants who love adventure to those who would not dare squiggle into a cave or even tip toe to the edge of a cliff! Likewise from those who are not sure about spending time with others with diabetes and never want to talk about it. Diabetes management is completely supported and gets easier with each step taken on this trip.
Our Leadership team knows every square inch of this trail and has guided type 1 diabetics on thousands of kilometres of trails.Be sure to check out pictures from our previous Tobermory Hikes
When: Aug 18th – Aug 22nd
Drop off on Aug 18th at 11:30 am
Pick up on Aug 22nd at 1:30 pm
(Transport from Toronto and Burlington carpool locations can be arranged)
Where: We will be departing from the Crane Lake Trailhead in the Bruce Peninsula National Park near Tobermory, ON.
The participants will hike on the Bruce trail on the following schedule:
Day 1 Drop-Off, Crane Lake Trail Head to High Dump
Day 2 High Dump To Storm Haven
Day 3 Explore Half-way Log Dump (Stay at Storm haven)
Day 4 Storm Haven to Cyprus Lake
Day 5 (Explore the World Renowned Grotto) Pick-Up
We will be emailing registered participants with maps and more detailed directions closer to the event.
Who: Participants who would like to bring a friend to enjoy this trip are welcome to connect with our team to see if space is available. Teens without T1D are often immersed within our programs to learn about the complex decision making involved and become great supports while loving every second of the program.
$450 early bird pricing until April 1st
$500 April 1st – May 1st
$550 May 1st on wards
Includes camping permits, all food and snacks, tents, camp kitchen, back country safety equipment, and ICD leadership. We are able to support additional needs for backpacks, high-end sleeping bags and head laps upon request but proper hiking shoes/boots, rain jacket, athletic wear are required – we will provide a detailed gear-list to help answer any questions!
Require financial assistance? Please first register and pay the deposit to hold your spot and apply for our Empowerment Fund here – fill out this form.
Why: Learn something about yourself and connect with others who understand the ins and outs of diabetes management. This is a great opportunity to see take in picturesque views and discover what you can accomplish with the right support.
Since we will be carrying all our supplies on our backs, it is VERY important to pack smart and pack light. We will provide gear lists as well as support you if you require gear rentals. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions surrounding gear rentals.
Our Leaders: This program has amazing leaders, type 1 diabetics living full lives who love to mentor and share the skills and habits that have helped them to go after their wildest dreams and enjoy the ‘normal’ day-to-day parts of life. Our ICD leadership team has lead more backpacking trips for type 1s than anyone else in the world.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 1-877-776-0667
Venue: Crane Lake Parking Lot