What Are Intro to Adventures?
Intro to Adventures with I Challenge Diabetes are an amazing experience that unites T1Ds and their families and friends that want to build their outdoor skills while being led by an experienced leadership team.
Our Intro to Adventures are open to all ages, seasoned campers and beginners alike! We are fully prepared to support participants with camping and hiking/paddling as well as diabetes management: carbs, sites, troubleshooting, etc. Build connections with our supportive T1D community, and stay motivated and inspired with memories of a beautiful location and the new friends you’ve made.
Why We Do This
Our Intro to Adventure programs are shorter in duration and intensity than our Extreme Adventures and are a great opportunity to get experience with outdoor adventures and skills! They are challenge by choice program – you don’t have to hike to the top of the mountain if you don’t want feel up to it, but it’s an amazing opportunity to be inspired and involved in a supportive community that you won’t find anywhere else!
2020 Intro to Adventure Line-Up!
NEW!! French River | ON
July 25th – 27th
Now’s your chance to join us on an adventure through the beautiful French River Provincial Park! Located an hour north of Parry Sound, about three and a half hours north of Toronto, this trip will include camping, hiking, and canoeing as a group.
This event will unite T1Ds by stepping outside of comfort zones together, designed to let you push yourself while building your outdoor skills with capable and experienced ICD leaders. We are all in the same boat (get it?), so come and connect with other T1Ds who understand what you are going through!
Killarney | ON
August 1st – 3rd
The world renowned Killarney Provincial Park is located just outside of Sudbury, about four and a half hours north of Toronto. We will be camping there and making day trips to experience the landscape of beautiful lakes and striking granite ridges of the LaCloche mountain chain.
Tobermory | ON
August 21st – 23rd
This is a dynamic intro to adventure program at the stunning Bruce Peninsula National Park, located just outside of Tobermory (about four hours north of Toronto). We will be camping together and making day trips to unforgettable spots like the infamous ‘grotto’, a beautiful swimming hole located in a cavern where the Niagara Escarpment opens up to the aquamarine coloured waters of Georgian Bay.
Juan de Fuca | BC
September 11 – 13th
Enjoy ocean views and beautiful hiking trails on the Juan de Fuca Trail, less than 2 hours west of Victoria. We will be staying at an easy-access hike-in backcountry campsite and exploring the beach and forest trails.