This holiday season, (Re)new adventure

First Descents is focused on renewing, recharging, reconnecting and rediscovering adventure in the year ahead. This holiday season, support First Descents to extend the healing power of adventure to over 500 participants in 2022.


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Lake Placid, New York

Oncology Caregivers | Rock Climbing

The Adirondack Mountains offer six million acres of classic long climbs, warm swimming holes, and wandering tree-lined trails. Spend a week rock climbing with your First Descents family and the trusted guides at Alpine Endeavors at this iconic park! Downtime will be spent at a beautiful local lodge near Lake Placid where you’ll enjoy delicious meals, campfires, and, more than likely, lots of laughs.

Registration opens in early 2022. The First Descents community will be notified via email. To join the FD community and receive updates when programs are open for registration, sign up here!

WHERE: Lake Placid, NY

WHAT: Rock Climbing

WHEN: June 12 – 17, 2022

COST: Free!

FOOD: Professional chef-prepared meals


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 with underlying health conditions 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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