Whether it’s your first or one-hundredth trip, we want to paddle with you.
Our Teen Canoe Trips in Algonquin Park will pair youth with Type 1 diabetes with CIM mentors to explore the backcountry together, and learn what this whole ‘adult care’ thing is all about. While exploring the lakes and woods of Ontario’s near north, we will discuss the highs and lows of transitioning to adulthood with T1 diabetes.
We will meet in Toronto on Friday morning and travel together up to Algonquin Park. Sorry, parents – we’re leaving you behind in the city, but we’ll see you on Sunday! We will start our trip on shore, getting to know our gear and one another, and hit the water on Saturday morning for one night out in the backcountry. On Sunday, we’ll paddle back to the bus, and head back to the city.
The Teen Canoe Trips will cater to a wide range of skill levels and experience from both youth and mentors but will be very limited in space. We will be accepting 10 teen participants for each trip. The rest of our trippers will be made up of T1 mentors, nurses, and guides both with Type 1 diabetes and without. (If you would like to canoe with adults, please check out our Annual canoe trip or 5.5er canoe trip.)
This year we’ll be running one teen canoe trip in partnership with Markham-Stouffville clinic and one teen canoe trip open to youth from all other diabetes clinics. You’ll see the options when you click the ‘Register’ button!