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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 Programs

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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MS | Rogue River, OR

September 23, 2019 - September 27, 2019

The Rogue River in southwestern Oregon starts its journey at Crater Lake and winds its way through 215 miles of lush, incredible wilderness. The warm water, friendly rapids, and lush scenery make it the perfect white water rafting destination. The Rogue is truly a hidden gem! There will be one…

Eligibility: Open to young adults living with MS
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | Orlando, FL

September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Glide through the beautiful blackwaters of the Little Econlockhatchee River with the local guides at BK Adventures and your Orlando Trib friends! We will spend Saturday on the river, checking out the unique vegetation and all kinds of water creatures! Return at night to tour quaint farmhouse where you'll enjoy…

Eligibility: Open to the Orlando Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | Denver, CO

September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Climb on with the Denver Local Adventure Community! Our multi-day rock climbing program with CMS is back this year! Join us for a weekend of climbing, amazing food, and adventure, as we head up to the infamous climbs in Boulder Canyon. Cap off your summer with some beautiful climbs and incredible…

Eligibility: Open to the Denver Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | Portland, OR

September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019

We're teaming up with Oregon Surfing Adventures and their certified instructors to guarantee you an epic weekend of surfing the Oregon Coast in Manzanita! Join the Portland Local Adventure Community and grab your board for two days of waves, beautiful beaches, and spending time with the FD Tribe. Whether it’s…

Eligibility: Open to the Portland Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | Charlotte, NC

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Come join the Charlotte Trib for an incredible rock climbing program at Chimney Rock State Park. Spend Saturday scaling up rocks and Sunday soaking up fall colors with a hike! Connect with your Charlotte community and get expert climbing tips from the pros at Fox Mountain Guides. No better way…

Eligibility: Open to the Charlotte Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | Boston, MA

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Boston, have you always dreamed of cruising through forests on two wheels? Escape the city to explore the trails of Wompatuck State Park on this amazing MOUNTAIN BIKING program. Get comfortable on the bike and learn new tips and tricks on Saturday because Sunday will be a day of trail…

Eligibility: Open to the Boston Local Adventure Community
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