Health Care Worker Programs

First Descents and the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation have teamed up to launch free outdoor adventure programs for health care workers on the COVID-19 front-lines.

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First Descents and the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation Launch Outdoor Programs for Health Care Workers

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Week-Long Programs

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

Week-Long Programs

Local Communities

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

Local Adventure Communities

International Programs

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

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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Surfing | Westport, WA

October 9, 2020 - October 11, 2020

At First Descents, Out Living It means more than just epic adventures, it also means self-care and community. Join us for a surfing and yoga Out Living It weekend program with your fellow healthcare workers. The dedicated folks at Bigfoot Surf will help you catch killer waves at Westhaven State…

Eligibility: Open to Washington Healthcare Workers
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FD1

Rock Climbing | Moab, Utah

October 4, 2020 - October 17, 2020

Home to world-class climbing terrain as well as epic views of the La Sal Mountains and the Colorado River, Moab does not disappoint. This desert playground makes Moab one of FD's most exciting, unique, and accessible climbing programs. There will be two separate weeks of Moab Climbing programs in 2020.…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | Houston, TX- Monthly Meetups

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Houston community! Join us for these online meetup happenings in 2020! This is a great opportunity to check in with your local FD members and enjoy fun FD-style activities together! Fill out a Program Inquiry in order to get email updates with all the details, and stay tuned as more…

Eligibility: Open to the Houston Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | Louisville, KY- Monthly Meetups

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Louisville community! Join us for these online meetup happenings in 2020! This is a great opportunity to check in with your local FD members and enjoy fun FD-style activities together! Fill out a Program Inquiry in order to get email updates with all the details, and stay tuned as more…

Eligibility: Open to the Louisville Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | D.C./ Baltimore, MD- Monthly Meetups

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D.C./ Baltimore community! Join us for these online meetup happenings in 2020! This is a great opportunity to check-in with your Trib members and enjoy FD-style activities together! Fill out a Program Inquiry in order to get email updates with all the details, and stay tuned as more meetups pop-up!…

Eligibility: Open to the D.C./Baltimore Trib
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FDRock

Rock Climbing | Ozarks, AR-FDRock

November 2, 2020 - November 7, 2020

Experience the hidden gem of southeastern climbing in the Ozark Mountains! You'll be staying at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, a 350-acre dude ranch that holds some of the nation's finest sandstone rock and is home to 300+ rock climbing routes. There's something for everyone in the ruggedly beautiful Ozarks! Our FDrock…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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