Cape Chignecto Extreme Adventure
June 7-10 2024
Join us for our most Eastern Extreme Adventure in Nova Scotia's beautiful Cape Chignecto! Just two hours south of Moncton NB and three hours north of Halifax, Cape Chignecto is home to one of North America’s 7 Natural Wonders- the Bay of Fundy. This multi-day trek will have us hiking and backcountry camping along the 52-km coastal trail loop.
Not only is this one of Nova Scotia’s most spectacular adventures, but it is one of ICD’s most diverse adventures! Along the trail, you will experience towering sea cliffs, the world’s highest tides, pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests.
This backcountry camping adventure unites adventurous type 1s as they step outside of their comfort zones, guided by an experienced leadership team of folks also living with T1D. This program is supported by T1D mentors who have hiked many trails across Canada each year with ICD and will help teach you how to pack your bags, set up camp safely, and cook amazing meals in the woods. Our team is fully prepared to help with diabetes management during this adventure: carbs, sites, troubleshooting, etc. Diabetes management is completely supported and gets easier with each step taken down the trail.
Who: This trip is open to strong teens and adults with T1D who are physically fit, and can carry 30% of their body weight in a pack on their back. If you are willing to work hard and endure some physical difficulties to enjoy some amazing rewards, this trip is for you. There will be separate sleeping accommodation based on gender of participants, please let us know if you have any concerns with us being able to aptly accommodate your needs.
Where: Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, NS
When: June 7 - 10, 2024
About Us ICD is a leader in exercise and diabetes with experts in the science who talk the talk and athletes who walk the walk. We’ve hosted thousands of type 1s in everything from a fun day of sport to week-long camps and extreme challenges. We focus on how to manage diabetes effectively in the midst of real life challenges and use active programs to bring strategies to life. If you’re looking to build on diabetes skills or see why ICD has a 100% participant response rate for motivation to live better with diabetes, come pay us a visit.
Support 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.
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!
Diabetes Management 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.
Gear 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. Registered participants will receive a detailed packing list and more detailed directions closer to the event.
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.
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. You can become a donor today, and help us to keep all of our programs open to all. Tax receipts will be issued in January 2024.
Participants accessing ICD's Empowerment Fund will have the opportunity to pay-it-forward, by setting up a personal fundraising campaign. We will guide you every step of the way, as you help to provide similar adventure opportunities to others!
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, please choose the code that works best for you. To learn more about our impact and Empowerment Fund please click here
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