Give the Gift of Adventure

Give the gift of adventure to young adults impacted by cancer and MS, healthcare workers, and caregivers.


Experience the healing
power of adventure

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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 empowering adventures, unforgettable settings, and essential connections with fellow participants. First Descents programs are offered free of cost.


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Moab, Utah – Oncology

Home to world-class desert rock climbing terrain as well as the La Sal Mountains and the Colorado River, Moab does…
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Rock Climbing

What's Happening

At First Descents, our goal is to empower you to live a life of adventure

Out Living It Project

Take adventure into your own hands when you join the Out Living It Project. Whether you're fundraising to support First Descents, planning your own adventure with tips and resources from our team, or joining a local adventure with members of the FD community, the Out Living It Project is the platform for you.

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Experience the healing power of adventure

Join Us!

First Descents offers Multi-Day, Week-Long and International programs for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions, as well as healthcare workers. Due to the pandemic, FD is only offering Multi-Day programs at this time.

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!

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.