Event Phone: 1-877-776-0667
- Intro To Adventure Ticket
August 10, 2019 - August 11, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
What is an Intro to Adventure? Our Intro program came out of the demand for more outdoor programming for youth and families! ICD has long been known for running Extreme Adventure Programs consisting of a week or more of strenuous hikes with heavy loads, backcountry camping, for teens and young adults with T1. Our Intro programs are either one or two nights, with more accessible campsites, but will still wow you with breathtaking views, while teaching the essentials of diabetes in a wilderness experience that will inspire.
This is a challenge by choice program – you don’t have to crawl in a cave if you don’t want to, it’s your choice! Supported by T1D mentors who know every step of these trails, you will learn how to pack perfectly, set up camp safely and cook amazing meals with just what you can carry on your back.You will feel connected, and stay motivated with memories of this beautiful location and the new friends you’ve made.
We are fully prepared to help with diabetes management: carbs, sites, troubleshooting, etc. Ideal for tweens and teens not sure about being in nature… and their parents too, our Intro to Adventure is open to all ages, seasoned campers and beginners alike!
2 days/1 night of camping adventure in the beautiful forests surrounding the Banff Mountains. This amazing experience unites type 1s and their families that want to buff up their skills guided by the most experienced leadership team for T1D outdoor education in the world. Our Intro to Adventure is an amazing opportunity to be inspired you won’t find anywhere else!
When: Aug 10th to Aug 11th 2019
Where: Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Kananaskis, AB
We will be broadcasting our trail from a satellite communication device tracking every step to your friends and family back home. Registered participants will receive an email with maps and more detailed directions.
Intro to Adventure Tickets:$70
Includes camping permits, all foods and snacks. Tents, camp kitchen and back country safety equipment.
Require financial assistance? When registering choose the Empowerment fund ticket and apply for funding here
For additional needs like backpacks, high-end sleeping bags and head lamps we are able to suggest local outfitters where you will be able to rent the required gear for the trip. Due to limited tent pads at the site, we will be mixing and/matching families, up to 6 people per tent.
Please consider bringing your own snacks, especially if you have particular food needs/allergies.
Proper hiking shoes/boots, rain jacket, athletic wear are required – we will provide a detailed gear-list to help and answer any questions! Participants will be required to carry a backpack with some of their belongings on the trail. Mentors will ensure that no one is carrying more than they can handle.
Questions? Email [email protected] or Call 1-877-776-0667
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.