fdrock / fd40+



What is it? At First Descents, we believe that the right support team is critical to any adventure. With that in mind, we’ve decided to honor those who support our participants. Over the past 12 years, we’ve heard so many of you tell us that your caregiver would really benefit from an FD program as well. We agree! Everyone has a “rock” who was there for them in a time of need and we believe your “rock” could use a little adventure too!

Who is eligible? FD alum are given the opportunity to nominate their Rock to attend.

What does it cost? FDrock programs are free to those who attend, but participants are responsible for their own travel costs to the program.


40 IS THE NEW 18-39

What is it? A cancer diagnosis during young adulthood comes with a specific set of challenges and obstacles, and young adults recognized as an underserved demographic, caught between pediatric and adult oncology. We’re dedicated to serving young adults (diagnosed between the ages of 18 – 39), however, we realize that 40 is the new 30, so we’re excited to now offer a program for fighters and survivors age 40 – 49! Similar to our FD1 program, participants will participate in a weeklong adventure that pushes their limits and introduces them to incredible people in some of the most beautiful places in the U.S.

Who is eligible? Young adult cancer fighters and survivors diagnosed after the age of 18 who have not yet attended an FD program.

What does it cost? FD 40+ programs are free to those who attend. This includes lodging, food, gear and instruction. Travel scholarships are available for those that qualify!