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Our Nomination Form is now open for our Two 2018 FDrock programs. The details for these adventures are still coming together, but if you are an alumni of First Descents and would like to nominate your caregiver for one of these programs, please complete this short form.

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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 | New York City, NY

February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Craving a winter adventure? Join us in Hunter, NY for a weekend of ice climbing in the Catskills Mountains! We will scale up frozen waterfalls with ice tools and crampons. This is bound to be an adventure you never forget! Beginners welcome!

Eligibility: Open to the NYC Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Los Angeles, CA

March 9, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Rope up in the stunning Joshua Tree National Park, an adventure playground for climbers both new and experienced. In the evenings you'll soak in a warm fire and the gaze at the unbelievable starry skies, far away from that L.A. smog!

Eligibility: Open to the Los Angeles Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Austin, TX

April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Surfing in TEXAS! No, that's not a typo. Join your FD family for a weekend of hanging ten at Austin's newest surf park, NLand. This state-of-the-art facility is bound to impress even the most avid surfer! Once we are done surfing, we can go relax in our rented Yurts, converted…

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

April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Rope up on the beautiful, clean granite routes near the unique, Bavarian town of Leavenworth.  The climbing is perfect for all levels, and is the ideal spot to find your next local climbing partner!  

Eligibility: Open to the Seattle local adventure community
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Surfing | Outer Banks, North Carolina

May 6, 2018 - May 19, 2018

OPEN REGISTRATION. There will be two separate weeks of Outer Banks Surfing programs in 2018. Week 1: May 6th – 12th Week 2: May 13th – 19th Please contact First Descents Programs for more information about our Outer Banks programs and make sure to check out our other 2018 offerings. The Outer Banks of…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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Kayaking | Smoky Mountains, North Carolina

May 13, 2018 - June 2, 2018

OPEN REGISTRATION. There will be three separate weeks of Smoky Mountains Whitewater Kayaking programs in 2018. Week 1: May 13th – 19th Week 2: May 20th – 26th Week 3: May 27th – June 2nd Please contact First Descents Programs for more information about our Smoky Mountain programs and make sure to check out our…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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