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Our free program (FD1) for first-timers available to young adults ages 18-39 diagnosed with cancer and other serious health conditions after the age of 15.

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Local adventure communities (FDTribs) provide provide single or multi-day outdoor experiences for first timers as well as FD alumni right in your backyard.

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International adventure programs (FDX) are open to all alumni that have attended a week-long (FD1) program.

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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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Local Adventure | Detroit, MI

August 23, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Ready to soak up the last bits of summer with your FD community?! Come join us for an amazing weekend of kayaking, SUP-ing, and hanging with folks from your local adventure crew! With the gorgeous backdrop of the small Northern Michigan town of Harbor Springs, you will improve technique, efficiency,…

Eligibility: Open to Detroit Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | Nashville, TN

August 23, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Ready for a weekend of soaking up the outdoors in beautiful Chattanooga? Join your Nashville FD community for a kayaking adventure you won't forget! We will be led by the wonderful Outdoor Chattanooga guides down the Tennessee River and arrive at our cozy cabin on the river Saturday night. After…

Eligibility: Open to Nashville Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | New York City, NY- Monthly Meetups

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NYC community! Join us for these monthly meetup adventures in 2019! This is a great opportunity to check-in with your Trib members and enjoy mini-adventures together! Sign up to be a part of the NYC Trib in order to get email updates with all the details. And stay tuned because we’ll…

Eligibility: Open to the NYC Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | New York City, NY

August 23, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Grab your pack and get out of town for the weekend! Join the NYC Trib for a weekend of backpacking in the gorgeous Catskills Mountains. Be IN the elements while getting to know people in your NYC Trib! You'll be hiking on pristine trails, eating insanely delicious food, and sleeping under…

Eligibility: Open to the NYC Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | Boston, MA- Monthly Meetups

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Boston community! Join us for these monthly meetup adventures in 2019! This is a great opportunity to check-in with your Trib members and enjoy mini-adventures together! Sign up to be a part of the Boston Trib in order to get email updates with all the details. And stay tuned because…

Eligibility: Open to the Boston Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | San Francisco, CA- Monthly Meetups

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San Francisco community! Join us for these monthly meetup adventures in 2019! This is a great opportunity to check-in with your Trib members and enjoy mini-adventures together! Sign up to be a part of the SF Trib in order to get email updates with all the details. And stay tuned…

Eligibility: Open to the San Fran Local Adventure Community
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