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Multi-Day Programs

Multi-Day and Week-Long Programs are available to frontline healthcare workers and young adults ages 18-39 diagnosed with cancer or multiple sclerosis after the age of 15. Due to the pandemic, FD is only offering Multi-Day programs at this time. Week-Long Programs are temporarily on hold.

Multi-Day Programs

Community Adventures

Part of the Out Living It Project, Community Adventures are adventure experiences created and facilitated by FD alumni and members of the FD community.

Community Adventures

International Programs

International adventure programs (FDX) are open to all alumni that have attended a week-long (FD1) program. Due to the pandemic, International Programs are temporarily on hold.

International Programs

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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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Healthcare Workers

Pacific Northwest Region, HCW

June 4, 2021 - June 14, 2021

Connect with fellow healthcare workers while you learn new whitewater skills with the trusted guides at Wet Planet! On this weekend adventure, you'll explore the beautiful White Salmon River by raft one day and kayak down the Klickitat the next. Downtime will be spent at the beautiful Society Hotel! This…

Eligibility: Open to Pacific Northwest Region - Healthcare Workers
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Healthcare Workers

Mountain West Region, HCW

June 22, 2021 - June 27, 2021

Join your fellow healthcare workers for a weekend of fun, connection, and challenge as we head to Rocky Mountain National Park for some rock climbing with our friends at Colorado Mountain School! You'll get to enjoy two days of rock climbing instruction and epic climbs with your First Descents community.…

Eligibility: Open to Mountain West Region- Healthcare Workers
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Oncology

Mountain West Region, Oncology

July 20, 2021 - July 28, 2021

Join your First Descents community for a weekend of fun, connection, and challenge as we head to Rocky Mountain National Park for some rock climbing with our friends at Colorado Mountain School! You'll get to enjoy two days of rock climbing instruction and epic climbs. Downtime will be spent at…

Eligibility: Open to Mountain West Region- Oncology
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Multiple Sclerosis

Mountain West Region, MS

July 20, 2021 - July 25, 2021

Join your First Descents community for a weekend of adventure, connection, and challenge as we head to Rocky Mountain National Park for some rock climbing with our friends at Colorado Mountain School! You'll get to enjoy two days of rock climbing instruction and epic climbs. Downtime will be spent at…

Eligibility: Open to Mountain West Region- Multiple Sclerosis
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Oncology

Northeast Region, Oncology

July 24, 2021 - August 11, 2021

Spend three days Out Living It with your First Descents Family at Minnewaska State Park for some rock climbing with the trusted guides at Alpine Endeavors! You'll get to enjoy two days of iconic climbs, beautiful scenery, and lots of adventure. Downtime will be spent at the beautiful Minnewaska Lodge!…

Eligibility: Open to Northeast Region- Oncology
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Caregivers

Mountain West Region, Caregivers

July 26, 2021 - July 28, 2021

Meet and connect with fellow caregivers on a much-deserved weekend of fun, reflection, and adventure as we head to Rocky Mountain National Park for some rock climbing with our friends at Colorado Mountain School! You'll get to enjoy two days of rock climbing instruction and epic climbs with your First…

Eligibility: Open to Mountain West Region- Caregivers
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