Events

Weekend of Outdoor Climbing for Families Affected by Type 1 Diabetes

Our annual weekend of outdoor climbing  in Rumney, NH will take place July 27-28, 2019. The whole family is invited to participate.  We hike in to the climbing area as a group. Some parents choose to climb; others don’t. Most of the approaches to the climbing areas are 20-30 minutes. The terrain is somewhat steep and requires some degree of fitness, similar to that required of climbing several flights of stairs. Most people are fine doing the approaches in sneakers. The climbs at Rumney start at the very beginner level. No climbing experience is required. We have reserved a couple of large camp sites for the group at a campground that is a short drive from the climbing area, but there are hotels in the area if you would prefer not to camp. Rock Type 1 is covering the cost of the group camp sites. We are able to provide climbing equipment (harnesses, shoes, and helmets) for everyone who wants to climb so that no one has to buy or rent equipment. We will have experienced volunteers to belay everyone and keep everyone safe. Families usually arrive Friday evening, with climbing from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon (weather permitting). However, some families choose to join us for either Saturday or Sunday only. We are completely flexible. Please contact us at rocktype1diabetes@gmail.com if you might be interested in joining us or would like more information about the event. For safety reasons, we keep this event very small. Please contact us soon if you are interested.

Rock Climbing Event, June 1, 2019, Scarborough, ME

DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO THIS EVENT, WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY AND HAVE CLOSED REGISTRATION. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON A WAIT LIST, PLEASE EMAIL US AT ROCKTYPE1DIABETES@GMAIL.COM.

We are very excited to announce our first Rock Type 1 event in Maine, scheduled for June 1st, 2-5 pm at Salt Pump Climbing Co, 36 Haigis Parkway, Scarborough, ME. This indoor rock climbing event is free for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes and their siblings. This is a great chance to climb and connect with others affected by t1d. Space for this event is limited. Please register soon if you plan to join us. We hope to see you on June 1st!

 

Rock Climbing Event, April 6, 2019, Warwick, RI

WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY FOR THIS EVENT AND HAVE CLOSED PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION. WE STILL HAVE SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR OUR EVENTS IN CT ON 3/23.

We will be hosting an indoor rock climbing event, 2-5 pm on April 6, 2019, Central Rock Gym, Warwick, RI. Brandon Denson is going to be our very special guest at the event. Brandon is an American Ninja Warrior and is Outreach Manager for JDRF New England. This is a great chance to climb with an American Ninja Warrior and hear about all of the great things that JDRF is doing. It’s going to be an awesome afternoon of climbing and connecting with other families affected by type 1 diabetes. Please register if you plan to attend. As with all our events, this event is free for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes and their siblings. We hope to see you there!

Rumney Outdoor Climbing Weekend 2018

Rumney Outdoor Climbing Weekend 2018

Climb with a Ninja Events, Worcester, MA & Glastonbury, CT, March 3, 2018

Climb with a Ninja Events, March 3, 2018

 

 

 

Rock Climbing Event, March 18, 2017, Central Rock Gym, Watertown, MA

March 18, 2017 Rock Climbing Event

 

Rumney, NH Climbing Weekend August 5-7, 2016

Come camp and climb with us in Rumney, NH, a world class sport climbing area. Contact us at rocktype1diabetes@gmail.com for more information.

 

Rock Type 1 Climbing Event-March 12, 2016

We’re hosting a free climbing event for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes and their siblings on March 12th, 2016, 5-7 pm, Central Rock Gym, Worcester, MA. While kids climb, parents can attend a presentation by Toni Fiori, RD and Nancy McShea, RN, CDE on “Power Food.” At 7 pm, Erin Spineto, founder of Sea Peptide Salties, is going to talk to us about how she uses adventure as a powerful motivator to stay on top of her t1d management. It’s going to be a great evening of climbing and connecting with other families affected by type 1 diabetes. Please register if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there! 

Rock Type 1 Adventure Challenge 2015


We’re hosting our 2nd Annual Rock Type 1 Adventure Challenge for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes and their siblings on September 19th (with a rain date of September 20th), 2-6 pm, Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln, RI. Come climb on real rock with us (we’ve scouted out a bigger and better rock face)! We are planning lots of other fun activities, including hiking through the woods, bouldering for older kids, slacklining, and climbing on Rock Spot Climbing’s portable rock wall. This event is completely free of charge, and absolutely no climbing experience is necessary.