- Extreme Adventure: Cape Chignecto
May 15, 2020 - May 18, 2020
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for our Extreme Adventure at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park!
Join us for our newest Extreme Adventure on the East Coast of Canada – Nova Scotia’s beautiful Cape Chignecto! Just two hours south of Moncton NB and three hours north of Halifax, Cape Chignecto is located at one of the 7 wonders of the world – the Bay of Fundy. This multi-day trek will have us hiking and backcountry camping along the 52-km coastal trail loop. This is one of Nova Scotia’s most spectacular adventures! Along the trail, you will experience towering sea cliffs, the world’s highest tides, pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests.
This backcountry camping adventure unites adventurous type 1s as they step outside of their comfort zones, guided by an experienced leadership team for T1D’s. Our Leadership team are east coasters who know the bay and its surrounding area and who have guided T1Ds on thousands of kilometres of trails across Canada. This program is supported by T1D mentors who have hiked many trails across Canada 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 for at least part of this adventure, 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!
Come out and feel the support from others who understand what you are going through and will share in this learning experience. Learn something about yourself and connect with other T1Ds who understand the ins and outs of diabetes management. This is a great opportunity to take in picturesque views and discover what you can accomplish with the right support.
When: May 15 -18, 2020
Where: Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Nova Scotia located on the world renowned Bay of Fundy!
Detailed route and itinerary TBD.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 canoeing 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 February 1st to receive a FREE branded 2020 Summer Adventure shirt!
Extreme Adventure Ticket: $350
Empowerment50 Ticket: $175
Deposit: $100 to hold your spot (balance due 30 days before the event)
True Cost $740 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