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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 | Milwaukee, WI

June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Kick off the Spring by Out Living It with your Milwaukee Tributary over two days of rock climbing in Devil's Lake State Park! New to climbing? No problem! We will start with the basics and progress in technique and difficulty during our time together. Anyone that is a part of…

Eligibility: Open to the Milwaukee Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Charlotte, NC

June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Come join the Charlotte Trib for an incredible weekend ripping the trails at Reeb Ranch in Brevard, NC! This mountain biking program is perfect for beginners looking to get into the sport or experienced riders ready to take it to the next level on epic trails in Dupont State Park.…

Eligibility: Open to the Charlotte Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Seattle, WA

June 22, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Hey there Seattle Tributary! Looking for an awesome way to spend a Saturday? Well look no further, we have a single day rafting trip headed out with Whitewater River Guides, for an afternoon filled with lots of paddling and community building. Gather in the morning for a little pre-trip activity,…

Eligibility: Open to the Seattle Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | San Francisco, CA

June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Join us for an EPIC weekend mountain biking in China Camp State Park! Saturday will be a fun intro to mountain biking skills with some trail riding followed by a delicious, filling meal back at the lodge. Then, gear up for Sunday's trail ride to put those skills to the test!…

Eligibility: Open to the San Fran Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Denver, CO

June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Come join the Denver Trib for an incredible whitewater kayaking program in Buena Vista, CO from June 28th-30th. We will be staying at a cozy home right in the heart of Buena Vista and kayaking with Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center (RMOC) for two days to build new skills and apply…

Eligibility: Open to the Denver Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Portland, OR

June 29, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Join the Portland Local Adventure Community and REI Outdoor School for an epic day of sending routes in Horsethief Butte in Columbia Hills Historical State Park! This one-day program will start at 9am with routes leading to views overlooking the Columbia Gorge and end at 4pm. If you're looking for an…

Eligibility: Open to the Portland Local Adventure Community
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