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Missoula, Montana

Oncology | Whitewater Kayaking

The Blackfoot River winds its way through the heart of western Montana and provides some of the best stretches of water to learn how to whitewater kayak in the country! Get immersed in the beauty of Big Sky Country and experience the magic of First Descents all while kayaking with our friends and guides at Tarkio River Outfitters! In the evenings, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy delicious homemade meals at Cliffs Ranch, a 2,000 acre property surrounded by mountains, canyons, wetlands, open range, and, of course, the Blackfoot River.

Gorgeous surroundings, exciting adventures, and your new First Descents community– what could be better!

Registration is open! Please fill out an inquiry if you are a newcomer or log in to your FD Portal to sign up for a program!

WHERE: Ovando, MT

WHAT: Whitewater Kayaking

WHEN: June 13 – 18, 2022 | July 10 – 15, 2022

COST: Free!

FOOD: Professional chef-prepared meals

AIRPORT: Missoula, MT (MSO)

TRAVEL: Participants are responsible for getting to/from the program. Travel scholarships are available through the registration form.

HEALTH & SAFETY: All Participants are required to fill out a registration form. FD will select participants based on available space on the program. Once selected, participants will be required to get a medical form from their Doctor. COVID-19 Vaccinations are required, with medical exemptions accepted. Read more here.

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