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First Descents provides life-changing outdoor
adventures for young adults (ages 18 - 39) impacted by
cancer and other serious health conditions.

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Programs ensure individualized care, medical attention and intimate experiences with fellow survivors. First Descents programs are offered free of cost to participants.


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Florissant, CO

Come join us for an epic weekend of rock climbing and yoga at The Nature Place in Florissant, CO. Just…
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Let Stoke Broker plan your next adventure.

Stoke Broker

Check out our new cause corporation, with all company profits benefitting the mission of First Descents! Stoke Broker offers custom-curated adventure experiences for individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations.

We're bringing the healing power of adventure to health care workers on the COVID-19 front-lines

Health Care Worker Programs

The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation and First Descents are teaming up to launch HERO RECHARGE – a nationwide series of outdoor adventure programs for health care workers. We can’t fathom what it’s like to be on the front-lines of the greatest healthcare crisis of our generation. Simply put, we want you to have the opportunity to adventure and recharge in beautiful wild places with your peers. Click learn more to fill out the inquiry and stay in the know about upcoming adventures.

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Fuel the Healing Power of Adventure

Out Living It Project

Join the Out Living It Project and fundraise for First Descents. We know these are unprecedented times, but now more than ever, your support means the world to us. Take on a new challenge and help bring the healing power of adventure to young adults impacted by cancer and MS. When you start an Out Living It Project, you'll add special meaning to your next adventure or event by raising funds and awareness for First Descents.

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Join First Descents in our mission to Prescribe Adventure

Prescribe Adventure

Help Prescribe Adventure to young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions earlier in their treatment journey. Medical centers and healthcare organizations nationwide are already working with First Descents (FD) to improve survivorship through adventure, physical activity, and peer connection. Join us by clicking learn more below!

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When it is safe to do so, First Descents stands ready to provide programs for more young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. So, sign up to experience the healing power of adventure! First Descents offers week long, local, and international adventures. Find out more about our program offerings and get started.

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