Event Phone: 1-877-776-0667
- Intro To Adventure: Prince George
July 16, 2019 - July 18, 2019
2:00 pm - 12:00 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, your friends and family with breathtaking views, while teaching the essentials of diabetes in a wilderness experience that will inspire. All ages are welcome to join!
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.
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!
100% of our leadership team and participants living with T1D, when surveyed recommended this program to peers. You will feel connected, develop skills you can take with you anywhere and stay motivated with memories of this beautiful location and the new friends you’ve made.
Join ICD and other T1 families and friends for archery with one of our Pros, hiking in the incredible Ancient Forest, the world’s only wet-temperate inland rainforest, and camping in Prince George!
When: July 16th to July 18th 2019
Where: Purden Lake Resort, B.C
Tuesday, July 16th: Arrive 4-6 pm – set up camp in cabins and tents, group activities
Wednesday, July 17th – Hike the Ancient Forest, see 2,000 year old trees and a waterfall!
Thursday, July 18th – Archery with Shelby Borschawa, of the Silvertips Archers; depart by 2pm
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.
Cost: Intro to Adventure Ticket:$100/person
Includes cabins/camping permits, all foods and snacks. Tents, camp kitchen and 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.
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!
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.
Venue: Purden Lake Resort