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  • Extreme Adventure at Killarney Provincial Park
    August 3, 2020 - August 8, 2020
    11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for our Extreme Adventure at Killarney Provincial Park!

This is ICD’s only 2020 Extreme Adventure involving backcountry travel by canoe! Killarney is located just outside of Sudbury, about four and a half hours north of Toronto. We will be canoeing, hiking, and camping together as a group through the Park’s iconic landscape of beautiful lakes and striking granite ridges of the LaCloche mountain chain. Once higher than the Rocky Mountains, this ancient mountain chain is now eroded down to beautifully rounded swaths of exposed white granite characteristic of the Canadian Shield. Here, you will witness the clear blue waters and windswept pines that inspired the Group of Seven and many artists since. 

This trip unites adventurous T1Ds as they step outside of their comfort zones, guided by the most experienced leadership team for T1D’s outdoor education in the world. This program is designed for those of us that want to push ourselves and learn what we are truly capable of.  Supported by T1D mentors who have the skills to support you, you will learn how to travel effectively, set up camp safely, and cook amazing meals in the woods. Our ICD trip leaders are fully prepared to help with diabetes management during this adventure: carbs, sites, troubleshooting, etc. You will build connections to our supportive T1D community, and stay motivated and inspired with memories of this beautiful location and the new friends you’ve made.

Paddle and portage through a series of lakes and hike to the highest point on Georgian Bay. Killarney is an Ontario gem that offers endless challenges and scenic views. It’s the kind of place you’ll always want to return to. You will be sleeping in tents, cooking over fires and camp stoves, paddling hard, enjoying the fresh air, and photographing wildlife. Each day will present a different set of challenges whether it’s paddling distance, portaging, or challenging terrain.  Our ICD leaders can’t wait to show you the constellations and start a wolf howl before heading to bed. With a sea of stars above us in the night, prepared to be lulled to sleep by the hooting of owls and far distant wolf howls. Rest well while you can, because tomorrow’s portage is a steep one!

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!

We are all in the same boat (get it?). 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.

Support: We are able to support any level of control with type 1 diabetes as well as many other additional challenges. So don’t think your blood sugars couldn’t stand up to such an extreme challenge –  our guides are experts, experienced and excited to support you on this journey. We regularly support all manners of food allergy, celiac disease and many other challenges (physical and mental), so don’t be afraid to reach out and talk with our leadership team to develop a plan for an experience of a lifetime! 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.

When: Aug 3 – 8, 2020

Drop off on Aug 3rd  at 11:30 am
Pick up on Aug 8th at  2:00 pm

Where: Killarney Provincial Park, ON is located on the north shore of Georgian Bay, about an hour away from Sudbury ON. 

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 May 21st to receive a FREE branded 2020 Summer Adventure shirt!

Extreme Adventure Ticket: $550

Empowerment50 Ticket: $225

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


True Cost $850 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






960 ON-637, Killarney, Ontario, Canada, P0M 2A0


Venue:   Killarney Provincial Park

Address: 960 ON-637, Killarney, ON P0M 2A0

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