History: This is a BRAND NEW PROGRAM for Riding On Insulin, developed by Coach Charlie Rabe — a certified freestyle coach and T1D!
The purpose of the Riding On Insulin Freestyle Program is to introduce intermediate/advanced riders and skiers to the skills and safety knowledge needed to enter terrain parks in an informed, safe manner. The program would begin by reviewing park safety (SMART Style), developing and refining the basic skills needed for the park (outside of the park), and assessing each campers’ ability to have an acceptable grasp on those concepts before entering the terrain park. If and when the group enters the terrain park, campers will work on introductory features and build their skills and familiarity while working toward their personalized goals. As always, safety is the number one priority.
Minimum Rider/Skier Requirements to register program:
Riders and skiers must be able to ride/ski intermediate (blue) terrain top to bottom in a controlled manner.
They must be able to demonstrate speed control, the proper body movements to control their boards and skis to link turns and ride/ski safely. Regularly falling while demonstrating a basic understanding/aptitude of these skills is not acceptable for the freestyle program.
They must be able to demonstrate a general ability to ride/ski switch (backwards).
They must be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the Alpine Responsibility Code and a general concern for safety.
Riders and skiers will be evaluated on the first few runs of the day. Due to safety concerns, the ROI coach has the right to deny campers access to the program if they cannot demonstrate these basic skills. In the event this happens, the child can join in the regular Riding On Insulin camp for the day. If you have questions before registering, please reach out! Everything presented to the campers is a “challenge by choice” scenario. Everyone has a choice on whether they want to attempt any part of the course. If campers choose not to try, they can work with the coaches on trying to help out other members of the group by giving them feedback, and supporting their efforts. This is an introductory course, however, if there are campers with higher skill levels, the content can be adjusted based on the skills the campers present to the coach in charge.
Cost: Riding On Insulin is proud to kick off its fifth year offering action sports programs for T1Ds worldwide. We are committed to ensuring broad access to these programs. It’s also important that we have the means to maintain our high quality level of support for a growing number of participants.Last year, we implemented a voluntary 3-tiered pricing structure that allows you to select the fee that is appropriate for your family. Because of generous donors and families, we’ve been able to lower our Tier 3 pricing even further this season! This is strictly an honor system--your selection will not influence your child’s experience at camp! If the Tier 3 fee remains a challenge, we also offer a limited number of Scholarships.For more information or to apply for a scholarship, click here.
Tier 3: $175
We are proud to offer this option for families, understanding that the cost of simply living with T1D can be massive. We know — we live with it, too.
Tier 2: $250
You’re able to pay $75 more toward a registration fee than Tier 3. We appreciate your gift. This extra money allows us to fund the Tier 3 pricing attendees, as well as additional scholarships to camp.
Tier 1: $350
You’re able to pay $100 more toward a registration fee than Tier 2. We appreciate your gift. This extra money allows us to fund the Tier 3 and Tier 2 pricing attendees, as well as additional scholarships to camp.
Pay a $50 deposit & fundraise the “Tier 2” price via online fundraising page through our partner, Classy.org. Click here for details.
Self-Subsidized – $555
Not subsidized at all
All costs of Riding On Insulin considered, it costs about $555 per child to run a Riding On Insulin camp. Could you take your own child skiing or snowboarding for less than this? Yes. Will your experience include a team of nurses, volunteers, and role models living with T1D, and an enthusiastic staff ready to make it a day you and your child will never forget? Probably not! Whatever you choose, know that every little bit helps — and we considering everyone who registers, no matter the cost a part of the ROI family!
1 day lift ticket for the participant
1 lunch for the participant
1 dinner for the participant
Snacks throughout the day
All day (8:30am-4pm) ski/snowboard instruction and supervision from the Riding On Insulin team
Parent participation (optional) in a parent networking session while the kids are on the mountain
An ROI T-shirt
The chance to learn a new sport (or develop existing abilities) with others who are JUST LIKE YOU!
What’s NOT included:
Dinner for any non-participating children (available for an extra charge)
Dinner for parents (available for an extra charge)
Additional lift tickets for parents or family members (available for an extra charge)
Supervision/Instruction for non-participating family members
Transportation to and from the mountain
Transportation to and from the dinner venue (if applicable)