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  • 9th Annual Tobermory Extreme Adventure
    August 15, 2020 - August 19, 2020
    11:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for our 9th Annual Tobermory Extreme Adventure in Bruce Peninsula National Park!

This trek follows the iconic Bruce Trail on a 5-day hiking and backcountry camping expedition through Bruce Peninsula National Park. The park is located just outside of Tobermory, about four hours north of Toronto on the Niagara Escarpment. Part of a World Biosphere Reserve, this area boasts a huge diversity of wildlife, plants, and rock formations. Along the trail, you will experience amazing cliff-top views of Georgian Bay, sea caves, and ancient forests. Some of the sights along the trail are simply unforgettable, like the infamous ‘grotto’, a beautiful swimming hole located in a cavern where the Niagara Escarpment opens up to the aquamarine coloured waters of Georgian Bay. 

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 Leadership team knows every square inch of this trail and has guided type 1 diabetics on thousands of kilometres of trails across Canada. This program is supported by T1D mentors who have hiked the Bruce Trail each year with ICD and  will help teach you how to pack your bags, set up camp safely, and cook amazing meals in the woods. Our team is fully prepared to help with diabetes management during this adventure: carbs, sites, troubleshooting, etc. Diabetes management is completely supported and gets easier with each step taken down the trail.

Since we will be carrying all our supplies on our backs, it is VERY important to pack smart and pack light. We will provide a detailed packing list prior to this event. We are able to support additional needs for backpacks, high-end sleeping bags and head lamps upon request but proper hiking shoes/boots, rain jacket, athletic wear are required. Please reach out so we can help you be prepared for this adventure!

Our Leaders: This program has experienced leaders who are living full lives with type 1 diabetes. They love to mentor and share the skills and habits that have helped them reach their dreams. Our ICD leadership team has lead more trips for type 1s than anyone else in the world.

Leadership development candidates will also have the opportunity to stick around and assist with our Intro to Adventure program, taking place from August 20th to 23rd!

Be sure to check out pictures from our last Tobermory Extreme Adventure

When: Aug 15 – 19, 2020

Where: We will be departing from the Crane Lake Trailhead in Bruce Peninsula National Park, just south of Tobermory, ON.

Our group will hike and camp along the Bruce Trail following this 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

Registered participants will receive an email from ICD with maps and more detailed directions closer to the event.

Who: This trip is open to teens and young adults with type 1 who are physically active and are looking for a challenge (14+ exceptions can be made for those with experience). Extensive hiking experience is not required, but a general willingness to learn and try new things will ensure success!

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 in our programs to learn about the complex decision making involved and become great supports to their friends and family with T1D, while loving every second of the program.

Cost: All tickets include camping permits, all food and snacks, tents, camp kitchen, backcountry safety equipment, and ICD leadership. Please choose the ticket that works best for you. *Register before May 21st to receive a FREE branded 2020 Summer Adventure shirt!

Extreme Adventure Ticket: $475

Empowerment50 Ticket: $240

Deposit: $100 to hold your spot (balance due 30 days before the event)


True Cost $825 While our tickets reflect the most accessible options available to our participants, we encourage those who are able and willing to give back to donate above and beyond the ticket cost.This is why you see the True Cost listed for each event. You can become a donor today, and help us to keep all of our programs open to all. To learn more about our impact and Empowerment Fund please click here

Empowerment Fund: Tickets at the Empowerment rates are made available through individual donations and corporate sponsorships. At ICD, we firmly believe that finances should never be a barrier to participation in our programs.To ensure our events are accessible to all, we are pleased to offer partially funded rates. .If you require further assistance with financing, please fill out our Empowerment Fund application here.

Note: Please fill out the entire questionnaire as part of registration. Transportation to and from the venue is not included in this program. Carpooling options may be available. Please contact us if you are looking for a carpool.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 1-877-776-0667





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