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  • Intro To Adventure Ticket
    September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Phone: 1-877-776-0667

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 survival 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 on the stunningly beautiful Juan De Fuca Trail. This amazing experience unites type 1s and family that want to buff up their skills guided by ICD’s outdoor education team. Our Intro to Adventure is an amazing opportunity to be inspired with your diabetes you won’t find anywhere else!

When:  September 21- 22, 2019

Arrive Saturday at 11am in the acesss point parking lot 
Depart Sunday 3:00pm
Car pooling from Victoria and Sooke may be available

Where: Sombrio Beach Trailhead, Juan de Fuca, BC

Registered participants will receive an email with maps and more detailed directions.


Intro to Adventure Tickets:$40
Includes camping permits, all foods and snacks, camp kitchen and back country safety equipment. Tents may be available to share, please let us know if you might need to rent or borrow a tent. 

Require financial assistance? When registering choose the Empowerment fund ticket and apply for funding here 

Participants will receive directions before the trip date. 

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, or we may have equipment you can borrow.

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. ICD does not provide transportation to and from programs. Carpooling options may be available. Please contact us if you are looking for a carpool.


Sombrio Beach Trailhead, Juan de Fuca, British Columbia, Canada


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