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Gore Range Diabetic Adventure

Dates: August 14-18, 2002
Ages: 12-16
Questions? Call 800-383-BOEC (2632)


Don't let your diabetes dictate what you can and can't do! Come join a group of teens as we venture into some of the most pristine backcountry in Colorado! The Gore Range is Summit County's backyard and has miles of trails, plenty of lakes, and peaks to keep you busy for a lifetime. Get a taste of this amazing area as you spend 4 days hiking, fishing and peak climbing. We will not only practice minimum impact camping skills, but learn how to travel in the backcountry with diabetic considerations.

There will be a nurse and diabetes educator on staff, however participants are required to be independent with daily tasks and approved by their physician. Bring a non-diabetic friend too, this will allow them to share this great adventure with you and learn some safety tips for when you hang out at home! A fun week for you AND your non-diabetic friends.

Through outdoor activities, designed around established experiential education models, participants will have the opportunity to develop social skills, teamwork traits and leadership qualities that will transfer into everyday life. This is a mobile course based out of the BOEC's program site in Breckenridge, CO. Participants will be involved in cooking, cleaning and gear preparation during the course; however, the emphasis will be on having fun in a structured setting as the activities include rock climbing, river rafting and camping.

A nurse and diabetes educator will compliment the staff, as well as Mountaineer, Lisa Seaman who recently returned from a trip to climb the highest mountain in the western hemisphere, Cerro Aconcagua with IDEA 2000 (International Diabetic Expedition of Aconcagua). Having lived above 14,000 ft. for 19 days with 14 other diabetics, Lisa has a number of tips and ideas to make travel in the backcountry safer and easier.

Included in Trip Cost
Food, specialty gear such as backpacks, tents, etc., transportation while on course and instruction by BOEC staff.

Tentative Itinerary
August 14:Arrival (Parents drop off participants at 1:30 PM) ice breaker games, cook out and sleep in the BOEC's "old cabin"
August 15:Learn the ropes on the BOEC climbing wall, pack and hit the trail, camp
August 16:Hike to a high alpine lake where we set up camp--you can even try your hand at fishing!
August 17:Attempt one of the high 12,000 foot peaks
August 18:Return to the BOEC campus in the morning. Closing ceremony (1:00 pm, parents invited to attend!) Participants depart at 2:00 PM.

Limited number of spots, please make your reservation early! If you are interested in the Gore Range Diabetic Adventure, or need more information, please call Cindy Wetherald or Lisa Seaman, BOEC at (800) 383-2632 and request an application packet. Included in the packet will be everything you will need to begin the enrollment process.

Application Deadline
Applicants will be screened for appropriateness by the BOEC upon receipt of a completed application packet and deposit toward course tuition. Acceptance letters/receipts will be mailed out within two weeks of application receipt by the BOEC.

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