Choose Adventure

Give today and empower young adults impacted by cancer and MS, healthcare workers, and caregivers to Choose Adventure.


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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Rogue River, OR – Multiple Sclerosis

The Rogue River starts its journey at Crater Lake and winds its way through 215 miles of Oregonian wilderness. The…
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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.

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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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.