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Adventures: Teen Hiking Trip – British Columbia

July 31 - August 3

WHAT: Teen Hiking Trip
WHERE: Garibaldi Lakes, British Columbia
WHEN: July 31-Aug 3, 2018
WHO: Teens aged 15-17 with Type 1

It is with great sadness that we announce we’re cancelling our 2018 BC Hiking Trip.  We’ve put a lot of energy into planning and advertising the trip but we’ve had a tough time enticing transition-aged teens to sign up.  Although it hasn’t worked out as we’d hoped (with an awesome, fun, energizing wilderness trip for teens with T1D!), we’re seeing this hurdle as something to learn from.
To help us plan future successful trips for teens with T1D, we would love to have your input!

Are you a teen with T1D? Do you have a teen with T1D? What kind of adventure would you/they like to embark upon?  What are the barriers to committing? What would make it easier/better/more attractive? What do you think Connected In Motion could do to get teens interested in connecting with our community?

Give us a shout on info@connectedinmotion.ca.  We would love to hear your thoughts!

Where will we be hiking?

After the day hike from Rubble Creek parking lot, we’ll be base camping at Garibaldi Lake.  Not only an incredible spot to camp but an amazing place to be able to explore the surrounding trails!  On the Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll leave our camping gear at Garibaldi Lake while we pack our lunch and hike Black Tusk and Panorama Ridge.

Who can attend a CIM Trip?

Each CIM Trip caters to a different group of people. Check out the options below and see where you might fit!

Annual Trip: 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 – Our Annual Trip is open exclusively to people living with Type 1 diabetes. (Don’t worry, 5.5ers – More coming for you, soon! Interested in getting involved in the CIM community? Learn how, here!)

5.5er Trip: Do you have a loved one with Type 1 diabetes? Welcome to the 5.5er Club (read more about how it got its name, here.) CIM’s 5.5er Trip is for the support network of our Type 1 community, and hey, you can bring your Type 1 along, too! This trip has typically been a unique mix of partners, parents, aunts/uncles, and best friends of our Type 1 participant. It’s a great chance to connect with other 5.5ers, learn how others manage, and figure out some great ways to be the best support there is for our T1 crew.

Teen Trip: Our Teen Trip will pair teens 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. Each teen trip works directly with a pediatric diabetes clinics to bring that clinic’s patients together, along with a CDE, trained guides, and Type 1 mentors. Interested in getting involved? Email jen@connectedinmotion.ca

Extended Trip: This trip caters to adult with Type 1 diabetes who have some canoe trip experience and those who crave a longer adventure. We’ll be in the backcountry for a full week for a chance to experience Canada’s wilderness, to disconnect from technology and to reconnect with nature. These trips will usually involve full days on the water, longer and/or more frequent portaging, and a chance to experience some amazing, remote locations. Prior canoe tripping experience is required.


What sort of camping gear do I need to bring along with me? 

You can find the CIM packing list HERE

Missing something on the list? Not quite sure if your camping gear is up to snuff? Looking for some help? Need to borrow something? CIM has lots of equipment and gear that we can loan to participants. Whether you’re in need of a sleeping pad or sleeping blanket, flashlight or water bottle – we can help you out. Give Stephi a shout on stephi@connectedinmotion.ca 🙂

I have a special dietary need – celiac, dairy sensitivity, allergy – Can the canoe trip accommodate me?
We work hard to ensure that we can meet the dietary needs of all of our canoe trippers. Food is one of the highlights of a canoe trip experience! We’ll work closely with you 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 the trip, or do I need to pack my own?
Definitely pack enough of your favourite low snacks to see you through the trip but, don’t worry, we will bring some too just in case!

Do you have more questions? Send them to stephi@connectedinmotion.ca and we’ll get your questions answered!

What's included in my registration?

  • Camping Permits
  • All Meals and Snacks
  • Group Equipment (Tents, Cooking Equipment, etc)
  • All Trip-Specific Programming
  • Backpacking Lessons, Tips, and Tricks
  • Certified Guides

What is NOT included?

  • Personal packing list HERE
  • Personal gear (sleeping bags, sleeping pads… your own clothing?)
  • Transportation to and from the starting point (Although we will help coordinate carpooling!)
  • Diabetes Supplies
  • Parking Permits

Don’t believe us? Just watch!


July 31
August 3
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Garibaldi Provincial Park
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