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SoCal Slipstream 2019

September 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Beyond Type 1 and Connected In Motion invite you to join us for a weekend of community, connection + continuing education, set against a backdrop of fresh air + adventure!

WHAT: SoCal Slipstream
WHERE: Camp Conrad Chinnock, Angelus Oaks, California
WHEN: September 6-8, 2019
WHO: Adults (18+) with Type 1 diabetes
PRICE: $325 EarlyBird / $375 Regular

A Slipstream Weekend is an active, social and educational weekend for adults living with Type 1 diabetes. But that explanation sounds so formal… What it really is… is a weekend jam-packed full of outdoor adventure, engaging workshops, great food and incredible people. It’s a chance to connect (or reconnect) with like-minded Type 1s, get out and try something new and learn from each others’ experiences. Let’s celebrate the year’s accomplishments and focus on the positive aspects of what we CAN do with Type 1 diabetes.

Once again, SoCal Slipstream weekend will be hosted in partnership with Beyond Type 1! Get in touch with your rustic, outdoorsy side on a hike or paddle, or kick it back by the campfire for a s’more. The weekend will be full of hands-on, diabetes-themed workshops, as well as group discussions where we can share our collective diabetes knowledge. Don’t miss out!

SOCAL SLIPSTREAM SPEAKERS & TEAM

2019 SPEAKERS COMING SOON!

For now, check out our 2018 Ontario Slipstream Speaker Team below

Michelle Sorensen

Diabetes Psychologist, Mom, T1D since 1998

Michelle Sorensen has been living with type 1 diabetes for almost 20 years. She was diagnosed during graduate school and is now a clinical psychologist who works with people with diabetes (although she doesn’t discriminate and does see those without D as well!)

Michelle will be speaking and leading discussion about two topics. Firstly, “How to cope with the trauma of hypoglycemia” and secondly, “Communication strategies: the power of assertiveness”. Both pertain to issues that impact diabetes management as well as overall health and happiness. She looks forward to great discussions and everyone sharing their insight!

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 9:15am - Recovering from Hypoglycemia - Discover the use of resiliency and courage to recover from acute hypo episodes (which often derail management for weeks, months or years). This session will focus on setting expectations (of course you may over-correct for downward trends or run a bit high for a few days or a week) and not getting discouraged, aiming to get sugars under control in a safe way.

Saturday @ 1:00pm - Advocating for Yourself - Learn the ins and outs of assertive communication. During this session, we will discuss how to seeking support from HCPs, family and friends, partners, children, and in the workplace and the advantages to using these skills when living with chronic illness.

Lorraine Anderson

RD, CDE, T1D since 1988

Lorraine is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She has had the privilege of presenting lectures and workshops across Canada to both health care professionals and PWD’s and their families. When not at work, she is a busy mom and stepmom to six teenagers/“young adults” and two golden retrievers. Lorraine celebrated her 30 year diaversary in March of this year and understands firsthand the ups and downs of daily life with t1d.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 10:45am: Beyond Carb Counting: Advanced Techniques in Diabetes Management & Nutrition - Things have changed since the days of meal plans and exchanges! This session will take a step beyond basic carb counting and focus on the science behind food and the way it impacts Type 1 diabetes. There will also be opportunities to discuss low carb and ketogenic diets.

Saturday @ 3:30pm - Using Your Data - So you know there are apps out there to help with diabetes management, you know that you can combine data from multiple sources, but what do you do with all that data? Learn strategies for using your data to create diabetes change.

Julie De Vos

Kinesiologist, CDE, T1D since 1990

The diabetes community has always remained a constant in Julie’s life. After traveling the world, she started volunteering her time with Connected In Motion and Riding On Insulin. This led to a career change into Programming and Education and as a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Diabetes Educator, Julie now works as the Community Advocate for Diabetes Daily. While managing multiple chronic diseases, she continues to push herself on the slopes, scuba diving and checking off the adventures on her travel bucket list.

Lauren Bongiorno

Diabetic Health Coach, Yoga Instructor, Author, T1D since 2000

Type 1 Diabetic Lauren Bongiorno is a virtual Diabetic Health Coach, Yoga Instructor, and Author of the Diabetic Health Journal. Lauren coaches T1D'S all over the world to achieve optimal diabetes management using her 360 degree approach, emphasizing wellness throughout the mind, body, and soul. Lauren believes that through self reflection and mindfulness we are better able to understand our own patterns, achieve our goals, and reform our most limiting habits. Lauren continues to be a leading voice in the diabetic online community to her 26 thousand Instagram followers, is an ambassador for Lululemon, and was recently nominated by Pure Wow as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs to watch for 2019 for her work in the diabetic space.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 10:45am - Yoga - Join Lauren, yoga instructor, T1D, and lululemon ambassador in an hour long outdoor yoga session suitable for beginners and experts alike.

Saturday @ 1:00pm - Creating an Empowered Mindset - In this session Diabetic Health Coach Lauren Bongiorno will share her Four Cornerstone principles to mentally thriving with Type 1 Diabetes and how you can cultivate an empowered mindset today.

Saturday @ 3:30pm - A Holistic Approach to Diabetes Management - In this session you will learn Lauren's 360 degree holistic approach to diabetes wellness and the specific areas of your life to assess in order to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be- whether that's lowering your A1C, increasing insulin sensitivity for weight loss, lowering anxiety, or achieving more stable and predicable blood sugar numbers.

Paul Vugteveen

Chef, Adventurer, T1D since 2011

Paul Vugteveen is the chef, operator, and co-owner of OPEN Vegan Eats in Kalamazoo, Michigan with his partner (and Type 3/5.5er), Lindsey. In his professional work, he focuses on sustaining his community with delicious and satisfying barrier-free food. His attention is currently focused on the intersections of food justice, environmental justice, and social justice. In his spare time, he spends as much time outdoors as possible and eats delicious foods. He is currently active volunteering his time with Connected in Motion and JDRF.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 10:45am AND 1:00pm - Outdoor Cooking Session - Test your back country cooking skills! You'll work collaboratively with teammates and learn pro cooking techniques to always eat deliciously on the trail. Chef Paul will facilitate this hands-on cooking competition session on how to best use an open fire, camp stoves, and other camp kitchen equipment! This session is for ALL skill levels.

Brad Lee

Fly fisherman, Writer, T1D since 2000

Brad is a recovering journalist, who has worked in Asia and Canada, and is currently
reclaiming his life in the outdoors since being diagnosed with T1D some 18 years
ago. He is addicted to fly fishing, and he can relate almost anything in life – including
his diabetes management – to the sport he loves! As a latecomer to Connected In
Motion, Brad is currently on an emotional high after recently participating in CIM’s Annual Canoe Trip, where he learned how to portage a canoe and improved his camp craft.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 9:15am AND 2:15pm - Fly Fishing Derby (w Instruction) - ``Come learn the basics of casting a fly – and possibly land a lunker! Chat with Brad and discover the parallels of a fly-fishing life and living well with T1D. And if you’re feeling lucky, enter the Slipstream fly-fishing derby. *** An Ontario angling license is required.``

Tammy Hand

Outdoor Educator, T1D since ~1975

Tammy Hand grew up in Scarborough Ontario. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 10 – sadly it was just after Halloween and her brother got to eat all of her candy. On the good side she started going to Diabetic Camp where she got in touch with her nature self. Tammy spends her days at her dream job instructing at one of the Peel District School Boards Outdoor/Environmental Education Centres. To her, outside doing stuff, experiencing life = fun. Tammy is excited to be joining the CIM Adventure Team heading to Gros Morne this summer because she am stoked to explore a place she has never been, to push her limits and to spread the word to others that life with Type 1 Diabetes can be full of possibilities.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 9:15am AND 10:45am AND 1:00pm - High Ropes - Join other Slipstreams as you explore this obstacle course in the sky! You’ll have the opportunity to choose your own level of challenge and step outside of your comfort zone! No experience necessary.

Saturday @ 3:30pm - Camp Skills 101 - The first step in taking your diabetes into the backcountry! Gain some hands-on skills for camping including operating camp stoves, learning about tents and tarps, and the ins and outs of group gear. Learn all about the behind-the-scenes of a CIM trip and from the perspective from CIM guide and Outdoor Educator Tammy Hand as to what goes into planning a backcountry trip.

Amy Burrows

Dental Assistant, Guide, T1D since 1988

No stranger to CIM, Amy Burrows has had type one diabetes for 30 years. Hailing from Beaverton Ontario Amy enjoys spending time outdoors (mainly canoe tripping) with her friends, family, fellow T1's and her dog Caius. She spends her days working in dentistry as a Level 2 assistant and treatment coordinator in Uxbridge.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 9:15am - Canoeing 101 - Get your feet wet (hopefully not literally) in this intro to canoeing. Learn basic skills for canoeing, brush up on your paddling, and spend some time out on beautiful Teepee Lake in this instructional session.

Saturday @ 1:00pm AND 2:15pm - Voyageur & Hike - Hop on into the Voyageur Canoe! This 16 seat canoe is a favourite at Camp Arowhon. Paddle across Teepee Lake and take a short hike to Gibraltar Look-Out - one of our favourite place to check out the fall colours!

Chrissy Keown

Psychotherapist, T1D since 1992

Chrissy is from Ottawa, ON and is a registered psychotherapist who works with mostly adolescents and young adults. Lately, she has been branching out recently and working with clients who have diabetes or other chronic illnesses/accident recoveries. This is something she has experience in, as she has been living with diabetes for 26 years now, and is no stranger to life’s path needing to be changed. Chrissy has always had a love for the outdoors and ensuring adventuring is possible with diabetes is so important to her. She is really looking forward to the Slipstream weekend and sharing in the great outdoors with a great community of people that are continually brought together through CIM programming.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 2:15pm - Fall Colours Watercolor Paint Session - Explore the beauty of Algonquin Park with your own paintbrush! Learn to experiment with watercolour and explore your creative side among the fall colours.

Saturday @ 3:30pm - Frisbee Golf - Known affectionately as Frolf – travel around the frolf course challenging yourself to get your frisbee from the tee to the ‘hole’ under par!

Paul Chalmers

2018 Adventure Team Member, T1D since 2000

Paul Chalmers lives in Niagara Falls, Ontario and works full-time for U-Haul. He also is completing his BA in Business Management. Paul loves long walks on the beach, snowboarding, reading and hanging with friends. He loves Slipstreams and looks forward to the chance to meet new friends and connect with old ones (that you haven't seen in 16 years from before you both had diabetes - seriously, that happened). Paul is excited to learn new and interesting ideas about diabetes. Interesting Fact: In 2016, Paul received Niagara's 40 under 40 business award for young leaders in the Niagara area.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 3:30pm - Archery - Try your hand with a bow and arrow! Join us for a lesson and get out and practice your skills.

Silvi Pold

Team Bike Beyond, T1D since 1989

Diagnosed at 8 years old, by the time Silvi left home for university wanderlust already had a strong hold on her. In 2013, she officially “quit her life” to travel and adventure (and is extremely proud of her ability to pack carry-on only no matter the length of the trip - T1D supplies included!) She'll pretty much try anything once and generally laughs the loudest at herself. She was a rider and Social Media / Activities Coordinator on Team Bike Beyond.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 7:15pm - Sport & Adventure Panel - Hear from some Slipstreamers who have been on epic adventures in sport and backcountry exploration. Join the CIM Adventure Team and Team Bike Beyond in a panel discussion. Bring your questions!

Abbey Brau

Team Bike Beyond, T1D since 2010

As a self-proclaimed life-enthusiast, Abbey isn't into letting T1D be the reason she can't accomplish a goal or say HECK YES to new adventures. She has swam around the island of Manhattan, biked across the U.S. with Team Bike Beyond, and most recently decided a move to Alaska sounded like a good idea. You can always find her with a cup of coffee in hand and living a balanced lifestyle of endurance training and Netflix binging.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 7:15pm - Sport & Adventure Panel - Hear from some Slipstreamers who have been on epic adventures in sport and backcountry exploration. Join the CIM Adventure Team and Team Bike Beyond in a panel discussion. Bring your questions!

Tina Sartori

2018 Adventure Team Member, T1D since 1993

Tina has been rocking the world of living with T1 for 25 years. Her connection to the T1 community and outdoor adventures started at Camp Huronda where she worked for 17 summers, the final few as the Assistant Director. She was thrilled at the idea of an organization like CIM coming to fruition after her camp days ended as she realized the strength and knowledge of a T1 community is vital for managing this disease. Tina has some experience in the outdoors, but nothing like what the Rockwall has in store. She has taken on her 25th diaversary as one for celebrating living well with type one and doing big things! She has taken Adam Brown’s writing in Bright Spots and Landmines to heart, with regards to eating and insulin management and is currently training for a half marathon with CIM in Ottawa on May 27. The Rockwall Trail will be the grand finale! She is the Executive Director at Montessori Academy of London, where she tries to get on every outdoor field trip as possible, and lives in the city with her husband Kary and 9 year old son William. Together they share a passion for fishing and baseball.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 7:15pm - Sport & Adventure Panel - Hear from some Slipstreamers who have been on epic adventures in sport and backcountry exploration. Join the CIM Adventure Team and Team Bike Beyond in a panel discussion. Bring your questions!

Sarah Gaughan

2018 Adventure Team, T1D since 2017

Sarah is from Lakefield, ON and was recently diagnosed in the summer of 2017 while finishing her BSc. in Halifax, NS. Sarah loves anything and everything outdoors but is passionate about canoe tripping, and has spent several summers guiding trips in Algonquin Park, ON. This summer Sarah made her first trip out west as a part of the CIM Adventure Trek Team and fell in love with hiking in the mountains!

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 7:15pm - Sport & Adventure Panel - Hear from some Slipstreamers who have been on epic adventures in sport and backcountry exploration. Join the CIM Adventure Team and Team Bike Beyond in a panel discussion. Bring your questions!

Marcia Ross

2018 Adventure Team, T1D since 1991

Marcia has been living with T1 for 28 years. Well, living with, but not necessarily admitting to. For many of those 28 she has been hauling it behind her as a jangling sack of disparate demands that she sometimes forgets to set aside time for.

CIM has helped with that – so she claims – a lot. She found out about CIM in 2017 after her diabetic team got her to read a book on diabetic burnout, which informed her that she was doing well on 3 of the 4 main coping areas but sucked at community. So she searched online for community, found CIM, and encountered it by campfire light, 13 persons strong, having arrived late to the annual canoe trip. Then the daylight came, and she’s never looked back.

Marcia is the mother of a 3 and grandmother of 1. She’s an ardent cottager, racquet sports player, and lover of anything outdoors, ideally near or in water. She works as a marketer, writing content and articulating strong opinions on strategy, for a small set of clients of whom she is very fond.

Anissa Gamble

2017 Adventure Team Member, Athlete, T1D since 2002

Anissa Gamble was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick where she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 8. Pursuing competitive hockey, she attended Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario for high school, and went on to play Division 1 NCAA hockey at Robert Morris University (RMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While at RMU, she majored in biology with a concentration in pre-medicine and minored in chemistry. She recently completed her masters in experimental surgery at the University of Alberta studying islet cell transplantation for Type 1 diabetes under the wing of Dr. Shapiro.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 7:15pm - Hear from some Slipstreamers who have been on epic adventures in sport and backcountry exploration. Join the CIM Adventure Team and Team Bike Beyond in a panel discussion. Bring your questions!

Gamble will be joining us for the weekend to tackle all things social media.

Aaron Johnson

Photograher, T1D since xxx

Bio coming soon.

AJ will be joining us to document our weekend through his photography skills!

Walt Drennan

Team Bike Beyond, T1D since xxx

Walt was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2000 at the age of 12. Despite having T1D for over half his life Walt didn’t really come to terms with it until after completing a cross country charity cycling tour in 2012. Cycling over 4,000 miles from South Carolina to California in 80 days with no Type 1 complications made Walter realize that the only thing holding him back from doing everything he wanted was himself. He’s been cycling ever since and completed a second cross-country charity cycling tour from Maryland to Oregon in 2014. In 2017, he was team coordinator for Bike Beyond.

SESSIONS:
Saturday @ 7:15pm - Sport & Adventure Panel - Hear from some Slipstreamers who have been on epic adventures in sport and backcountry exploration. Join the CIM Adventure Team and Team Bike Beyond in a panel discussion. Bring your questions!

Heather Gomez

Community Outreach Coordinator @ Connected in Motion, T1D since 2006.

When Heather was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 16, Connected in Motion was one of the first organizations she was introduced to as a ``new member`` of the diabetes community in Toronto. Soon after, Heather moved to Nova Scotia to attend Acadia University, later graduating with a Kinesiology degree. For the past three years, Heather has been working with a number of diabetes organizations in the community, coordinating programs for youth and adults with T1D. She has also stayed busy teaching all varieties of fitness classes (and has a special love for aquafitness!).

Dana Howe

Communications Manager @ Beyond Type 1, T1D since 2002.

Dana was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2002 at the age of 8. As the Communications Manager at Beyond Type 1, Dana strives to use social and digital media to amplify the voices of the diabetes community and build community around living well with Type 1. Dana studied Biology and Community Health as an undergraduate and went on to complete an MS in Health Communication from Tufts University. In the past, Dana has worked as a communications specialist with major hospitals as well as small nonprofits on topics ranging from cancer to pediatric device innovation. When she’s not favoriting your tweets, you can find her skiing, biking or drinking coffee.

Hank Devos

Film Maker, T1D since 1994

When he isn’t daydreaming about ripping down a mountain in knee deep powder, you can find Hank behind a camera. His passion for film and media began when he was a young child– seeing blockbuster films had him hooked. Whether it’s on a mountain, or inside a studio, the need to tell a story through images consumes his time. His love for the outdoors and filmmaking collide head-on in his role with Connected in Motion as their video producer. Hank is the man and the mind behind the CIM Adventure Team video project.

Hank will be documenting our weekend to create the Ontario Slipstream Highlight Reel.

Jen Hanson

Executive Director @ Connected in Motion, Type 1 Since 1987.

Jen has grown up with Type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed in 1987, she has never let diabetes stop her from pursuing her passion. Jen’s early beginnings as a campfire-loving, bug-catching, mud-puddle-jumping, tree-climbing tot sparked in her a love for the natural world that has been fostered and frown into a full-blown passion for everything outdoors. Jen has degrees in Kinesiology and Education and specializes in Outdoor and Experiential Health education. Jen has worked with Connected In Motion for 10 years and is now CIM's Executive Director.

Nicole McGreevy

Intern @Beyond Type 1, T1D since 2006

Nicole was diagnosed with T1D in 2006 at the age of 11. Growing up in the Monterey Peninsula, Nicole has always enjoyed any outdoor activities that keeps her near sea level. She is also a previously trained high ropes course instructor and lifeguard. Nicole is a recent graduate from Kent State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies concentrating in Child and Youth Development and a Non-Profit Studies minor. Now the intern at Beyond Type 1, she has been able to put all of her past years of experience in non-profit work and as a diabetes camp counselor towards a non-profit organization that means a lot to her.

Erin Randall

Slipstream Coordinator @ Connected in Motion, 5.5er since ∞

Supporting close family members with T1D for the past 30+ years, Erin has always considered herself an ally to the T1D community. Her strong desire to educate and connect with the T1D community led Erin to work at Camp Huronda for many summers and to pursue a career in nursing. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, as well as being a Certified Diabetes Educator. Not only does Erin work as the Slipstream Coordinator, she also works as a nurse educator at the paediatric diabetes clinic at Markham Stouffville Hospital. When Erin is not working you can find her paddling, camping or spending time at the cottage.

SOCAL SLIPSTREAM SCHEDULE & SESSIONS

2019 SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

For now, check out our 2018 Ontario Schedule for an idea of what to expect below

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28

4:00pm

Arrivals & Move-In, Camp Tours

6:00pm

Dinner

7:30pm

Official Slipstream Welcome & Kick-Off

Wine & Cheese Campfire Social

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29

7:00am

Optional Activities: Fireside Yoga, Morning Paddle, or Coffee by the Lake

8:00am

Breakfast

9:15am

RECOVERING FROM HYPOGLYCEMIA

Michelle Sorenson, Diabetes Pyschologist

Discover the use of resiliency and courage to recover from acute hypo episodes (which often derail management for weeks, months or years). This session will focus on setting expectations (of course you may over-correct for downward trends or run a bit high for a few days or a week) and not getting discouraged, aiming to get sugars under control in a safe way.

SPORT & EXERCISE PRIMER: BACK TO THE BASICS

Julie De Vos, Kinesiologist, CDE

Explore the basics of how diabetes, exercise, food, and insulin intersect through both science and sharing of personal experience. Use this as an opportunity to ask questions and iron out the kinks in your own exercise plan.

CANOEING 101

Amy Burrows & Paul Chalmers

Get your feet wet (hopefully not literally) in this intro to canoeing. Learn basic skills for canoeing, brush up on your paddling, and spend some time out on beautiful Teepee Lake in this instructional session.

FLY FISHING INSTRUCTION & DERBY

Brad Lee & Chrissy Keown

Come learn the basics of casting a fly – and possibly land a lunker! Chat with Brad and discover the parallels of a fly-fishing life and living well with T1D. And if you’re feeling lucky, enter the Slipstream fly-fishing derby. ***An Ontario angling license is required.

HIGH ROPES

Tammy Hand

Join other Slipstreams as you explore this obstacle course in the sky! You’ll have the opportunity to choose your own level of challenge and step outside of your comfort zone! No experience necessary.

10:45am

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN DIABETES & NUTRITION

Lorraine Anderson, RD, CDE

Things have changed since the days of meal plans and exchanges! This session will take a step beyond basic carb counting and focus on the science behind food and the way it impacts Type 1 diabetes. There will also be opportunities to discuss low carb and ketogenic diets.

TECH UPDATE

Heather Gomez & Dana Howe

Join us as we provide an overview of what’s new and exciting in the world of tech and diabetes. Whether it’s looping, artificial pancreas developments, or updates on the newest devices on the market, you’ll have the chance to learn about it here!

OUTDOOR COOKING SKILLS

Paul Vugteveen, Chef

Test your back country cooking skills! You’ll work collaboratively with teammates and learn pro cooking techniques to always eat deliciously on the trail. Chef Paul will facilitate this hands-on cooking competition session on how to best use an open fire, camp stoves, and other camp kitchen equipment! This session is for ALL skill levels.

LAKESIDE YOGA

Lauren Bongiorno, Yoga Instructor, Diabetic Health Coach

Join Lauren, yoga instructor, T1D, and lululemon ambassador in an hour long outdoor yoga session suitable for beginners and experts alike.

HIGH ROPES

Tammy Hand

Join other Slipstreams as you explore this obstacle course in the sky! You’ll have the opportunity to choose your own level of challenge and step outside of your comfort zone! No experience necessary.

12:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm

CREATING AN EMPOWERED MINDSET

Lauren Bongiorno, Yoga Instructor, Diabetic Health Coach

In this session Diabetic Health Coach Lauren Bongiorno will share her Four Cornerstone principles to mentally thriving with Type 1 Diabetes and how you can cultivate an empowered mindset today.

ADVOCATING FOR YOURSELF

Michelle Sorenson, Diabetes Pyschologist

Learn the ins and outs of assertive communication. During this session, we will discuss how to seeking support from HCPs, family and friends, partners, children, and in the workplace and the advantages to using these skills when living with chronic illness.

VOYAGEUR CANOE & HIKE

Amy Burrows & Chrissy Keown

Hop on into the Voyageur Canoe! This 16 seat canoe is a favourite at Camp Arowhon. Paddle across Teepee Lake and take a short hike to Gibraltar Look-Out – one of our favourite place to check out the fall colours!

OUTDOOR COOKING SKILLS

Paul Vugteveen, Chef

Test your back country cooking skills! You’ll work collaboratively with teammates and learn pro cooking techniques to always eat deliciously on the trail. Chef Paul will facilitate this hands-on cooking competition session on how to best use an open fire, camp stoves, and other camp kitchen equipment! This session is for ALL skill levels.

HIGH ROPES

Tammy Hand

Join other Slipstreams as you explore this obstacle course in the sky! You’ll have the opportunity to choose your own level of challenge and step outside of your comfort zone! No experience necessary.

2:15pm

GREAT COOKIE COOK-OFF

Heather Gomez & Meghan Lowry-Freitag

Back for the second year, join us for the great Slipstream cookie cook-off! Work in teams to develop carb counts, experiment with alternative baking ingredients, and throw in creative flair as you create cookies to be revealed to Slipstreamers at evening snack. The challenge – no recipes allowed!

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN SPORT & EXERCISE

Julie De Vos, Kinesiologist, CDE

Dig deeper into the world of diabetes and exercise. If you’ve got the basics down and are looking for an opportunity to dig into the science of diabetes and exercise this is the session for you. Get some hands on experience experimenting with BGs, Insulin, Food, and Exercise.

VOYAGEUR CANOE & HIKE

Amy Burrows & Paul Vugteveen

Hop on into the Voyageur Canoe! This 16 seat canoe is a favourite at Camp Arowhon. Paddle across Teepee Lake and take a short hike to Gibraltar Look-Out – one of our favourite place to check out the fall colours!

FALL COLOURS ART

Chrissy Keown, Psychotherapist and Artist

Are you still waiting for your Bob Ross moment in life? Well, now is your chance!! Join Chrissy on the shores of the Arowhon waters as we use nature as an inspirational backdrop to get our creative juices flowing! We will be using a variety of mediums and letting the water inspire us as we create beautiful watercolour paintings (with a secret twist!). No artistic talent required 🙌🏼

FLY FISHING INSTRUCTION & DERBY

Brad Lee & Paul Chalmers

Come learn the basics of casting a fly – and possibly land a lunker! Chat with Brad and discover the parallels of a fly-fishing life and living well with T1D. And if you’re feeling lucky, enter the Slipstream fly-fishing derby. ***An Ontario angling license is required.

3:30pm

USING YOUR DATA

Lorraine Anderson, RD, CDE

So you know there are apps out there to help with diabetes management, you know that you can combine data from multiple sources, but what do you do with all that data? Learn strategies for using your data to create diabetes change.

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO DIABETES MANAGEMENT

Lauren Bongiorno, Yoga Instructor, Diabetic Health Coach

In this session you will learn Lauren’s 360 degree holistic approach to diabetes wellness and the specific areas of your life to assess in order to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be- whether that’s lowering your A1C, increasing insulin sensitivity for weight loss, lowering anxiety, or achieving more stable and predicable blood sugar numbers.

FRISBEE GOLF

Chrissy Keown

Known affectionately as Frolf – travel around the frolf course challenging yourself to get your frisbee from the tee to the ‘hole’ under par!

ARCHERY

Paul Chalmers

Try your hand with a bow and arrow! Join us for a lesson and get out and practice your skills.

CAMP SKILLS 101

Tammy Hand

The first step in taking your diabetes into the backcountry! Gain some hands-on skills for camping including operating camp stoves, learning about tents and tarps, and the ins and outs of group gear. Learn all about the behind-the-scenes of a CIM trip and from the perspective from CIM guide and Outdoor Educator Tammy Hand as to what goes into planning a backcountry trip.

4:45pm

Free Time

6:00pm

Dinner

7:15pm

Sport & Adventure Panel

Hear from some Slipstreamers who have been on epic adventures in sport and backcountry exploration. Join the CIM Adventure Team and Team Bike Beyond in a panel discussion. Bring your questions!

8:30pm

Bike Beyond Documentary Screening

Narrated by actor and Type 1 Victor Garber, the documentary follows Team Bike Beyond, 20 amateur cyclists living with Type 1 diabetes, on their epic 4200 mile adventure across America. From NYC to Nashville to Denver to California – through rainstorms and windstorms, battling lows and achieving new highs, the team’s journey inspired thousands and changed them individually and collectively as they became #OneTeamOneFamily.

Campfire Social

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30

7:00am

Optional Activities: Polar Bear Dip or Coffee by the Lake

8:00am

Breakfast

9:15am

Hot Topics

Share your knowledge & experience. Have your questions answered. This interactive session will allow for discussion, exploration, and sharing on many of the hot topics in diabetes that we won’t have the chance to dig in deeper to throughout the weekend. Topics include: Travel, Relationships, Financial Matters, Random Tips & Tricks, Rants & Raves, Healthcare Teams, Mental Health, Exercise, Pregnancy, and more!

11:00am

The Power of Peer Support

Slipstream is almost over… now what? Discover ways to stay connected through the year, to harness the power of the community, and to ride in the Slipstream even once you’re home.

12:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Pack Up & Head Out

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Slipstream Weekend, anyway?

A Slipstream Weekend is an active, social and educational weekend for adults living with Type 1 diabetes. But that explanation sounds so formal… What it really is… is a weekend jam packed full of outdoor adventure, engaging workshops, great food and incredible people. It’s a chance to connect (or re-connect) with like-minded Type 1s, get out and try something new, learn from each others’ experiences, and celebrate the year’s accomplishments – focusing on the positive aspects of what we CAN do with Type 1 diabetes.

What goes on at a Slipstream? Do you have a schedule ready?

Think of Slipstream as a choose your own adventure experience. You’ll have the chance to build your own schedule to create an experience that works best for you and your goals for the weekend.

We are still working on the 2019 Schedule, but you can expect it to look something like this:

Who can attend a Slipstream Weekend?

Slipstream is offered for adults who are living with Type 1 diabetes. There is something special that happens when you’re surrounded by a community of people who ‘get it’. Although we are so grateful for our support networks – our 5.5ers – Summer Slipstream is open exclusively to people living with Type 1 diabetes (Looking for 5.5er-friendly programming? Check out our 5.5er Ontario Slipstream and 5.5er Canoe Trip).

FAQs

What do I need to bring with me?
You can check out our program packing lists, here. If there are any special items you’ll need, you’ll hear from us via email 2 weeks before the event. We’ll expect that you’ll bring your own diabetes supplies, clothing, and toiletries. We’ll provide all of the outdoor adventure equipment, a bed to sleep in, food… Just like camp… for adults!

What is the vibe of the weekend? Is this like a conference?
Not really! Here, at Connected in Motion, we wanted to get away from the typical ‘conference’ style of learning. We want to have meaningful conversations, hands-on learning, and actually get outside and put into practice some of the strategies for living well with diabetes that we’ve all learned along the way. You can expect a mix between indoor learning sessions – sometimes we’ll bring in special guests to share with us, other times we’ll run group workshops – and outdoor adventure sessions – don’t worry, we’ll let you define adventure! Think, camp for adults!

I’m not super fit. I’ve seen some of CIM’s photos and videos – everything looks epic. I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle Slipstream!
Of course you will! The CIM team are trained educators and adventure guides. We work hard to make sure that everyone experiences success, defined on your own terms. Whether that’s climbing a mountain, or just strolling to the trailhead, we’ll mould the experience to suit all ability levels. We’ll encourage you to step to the edge of your comfort zone, but we won’t push you off!

I’ve never been to something like this before – Can I bring a friend?
Slipstream is built just for adults with Type 1 diabetes – Do you have a friend with diabetes? Then, sure! Bring them along! We realize how scary it can be to jump into something like this alone and we commend everyone who has pushed themselves and join the community solo – We are proud of you! We know it’s not easy! We’ll do our best to help make joining the community easy for everyone – We’ll help arrange carpooling, make introductions throughout the weekend, plan ice breakers – whatever we need to do to make you feel welcomed. Come join us!

I have a special dietary need – celiac, dairy sensitivity, allergy – Can the venue accommodate me?
We’ll be working closely with the venue to ensure that we can meet the dietary needs of all of our Slipstreamers. Food is one of the highlights of a Slipstream experience! The venue knows that we will be a group with diverse needs and will be prepared to meet the needs of our crew. We’ll also work closely with you, if you’d prefer, to make sure that you’re comfortable with the food situation. We don’t want food to be a stress!

Will there be low supplies on site, or do I need to pack my own?
Low supplies will be plentiful! We’ll supply juice boxes, glucose tabs, granola bars, etc. As always, if you have your own favorites, please bring them along! (Maybe they will become our favourites, too!)

I see a lot of cool outdoor adventure activities listed. Do I need any of my own equipment?
Nope! For every activity offered at Slipstream, gear will be provided – It’s included in your registration fee!

Do you have questions that you’d like answered? Send them to erin@connectedinmotion.ca with Summer Slipstream FAQ in the subject line and we’ll get your questions answered!

What's included in my registration?

  • Shared accommodation (usually bunk-bed style)
  • All meals and snacks (Friday evening dinner through Sunday Lunch)
  • Outdoor programming (past examples include: rock Climbing, challenge course, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, swimming, etc)
  • CIM-specific programming

What is NOT included?

  • Transportation to and from the program venue is not included
  • Diabetes supplies (make sure to bring everything you need for yourself!)

Check out what other Slipstreamers have to say

I had participated in many diabetes-related events as a teenager but this was my first one with an adult group. It was a little intimidating at first but turned out to be an incredible experience! We all became one big families who was there to support one another and I left that weekend feeling refreshed, with a bunch of new friends and fun memories. Thank you for convincing me to come out, CIM! I made the right decision.

KatrinaSummer Slipstream 2016

This was my first experience with the CIM community. I have been diabetic type 1 for the past 36 years deal with this on my own. I knew there were other people who were as active as I was but didn't know anyone other than a close friend who lives in Ottawa area. The experience was so uplifting that I was not the only one and having discussions about the ups and downs on a very personal level. I am ready to do more active sessions with this community soon I hope.

MichelSummer Slipstream 2016

Although it's hard to put into words, being surrounded for an entire weekend with other T1's that totally "get it" from every finger prick, every high, every low, every carb count, every step i take in this T1 journey is beyond priceless!

GayleSoCal Slipstream 2016

I use to think and believe I was the only diabetic in the world. I really had no one to talk to about problems relating to diabetes. I attended the summer slipstream the presentations that were provided were educational and very informative. Not only did I meet new and amazing people but I met great life long friends and really a new family. It has turned my world right around my lowest A1C in 16 years and the best health I have been in 16 years because It put me in the right mind frame to conquer diabetes. This slipstream allowed me to also ask the questions that I always thought were "stupid" or everyone should know but I just didn't I would highly recommend it to anyone and in fact, I already have! Thanks CIM

PaulSummer Slipstream 2016

Don’t believe us? Just watch!

Details

Start:
September 6, 2019
End:
September 8, 2019
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Venue

Camp Conrad Chinnock
4700 Jenks Lake Road East #31
Angelus Oaks,CA92305United States
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Website:
http://www.diabetescamping.org