Participants and Parents
- Do we have to pay to take part in your expeditions?
Absolutely not! All of our expeditions are entirely free!
- I am 31 years old. Can I participate in one of your expeditions?
Yes, it is possible. In the past we have accepted people in their early thirties when our young adult expedition was composed mostly of people in their late twenties.
- I don't speak French. Would this be an issue?
Our expeditions have always been made up of French-speaking and English-speaking participants. All communication is in both French and English. We believe that the cultural mixing is an added value for the participants on our expeditions.
- I've never been camping (or canoeing, or sailing, or skiing ...). Will I be able to keep up?
Of course! Our expeditions are suitable for beginners. In fact, they are frequently the participants’ first outdoor adventure experience. However, if your concern arises from your physical limitations, you are advised to discuss this with your doctor.
- I’ve been in remission from cancer for over 5 years. Can I participate in one of your expeditions?
Our Getaway Expeditions are exclusively for young people under treatment. However, our Great Expeditions are open to young people who have completed their treatment and who have been in remission for a minimum of one month and a maximum of 5 years. That said, in the past we have accepted young people who have been in remission for over 5 years but who were living with permanent side effects.
- Can a family member accompany me on an expedition?
Unfortunately not. Unlike regular camps, adventure expeditions allow a very limited number of participants – 10 to 15 people per expedition. We prefer to reserve these places for young people with cancer.
- Can I get in touch with my relatives during the expedition?
Except in the case of an emergency or other special circumstance, there is usually no contact between the participants and their families during the trip. We believe that participants get more benefit from their expedition that way.
- I am in remission and have limitations due to my cancer. Will I be able to take part in an expedition?
Most likely. We will take the time to discuss this with the participant who will share such concerns and, if needed, his doctor will also participate in the discussion. The fact remains; if it happened to be inapropriate for a participant to take part in one of our Great Expeditions, it will be possible to consider participation in one of our Getaway expeditions.