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FD Tributaries | Local Adventure Communities

Keeping with the theme of rivers, FD has dubbed our local chapters Tributaries. First Descents Tributaries offer local adventures and community support for young adults impacted by cancer.

Currently, we offer local programming in 16 cities across the country ranging from single day rock climbing outings to multi-day river trips, backpacking adventures, and more. As FDtribs are intended to connect our growing alumni base and young adults impacted by cancer in the places they call home, these experiences are open to anyone living within a three hour drive of the city.

Not a Trib in your area? Contact the Tribs team and we’ll brainstorm ways to connect you with your local FD crew!

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Local Adventure | Phoenix, AZ

November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Phoenix FD community, let's get out and enjoy the Fall weather in the majestic McDowell Mountains! This will be an epic mountain biking program for beginners and intermediates alike. Take Saturday to learn some new tips and tricks with our expert REI guides and then unwind at a beautiful desert home nearby. Eat, relax, regale tales of your sweet escapades from the trail and get ready to send it on Sunday. We'll rip around the trails at Brown's Ranch and put our new-found skills to the test! Don't miss this opportunity to hang out with your Phoenix community and experience the thrills of putting those wheels on dirt!

Eligibility: Open to Phoenix Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Milwaukee, WI

July 26, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Hey Milwaukee! Ready for an EPIC weekend on the river? This whitewater kayaking program will teach you essential river skills and be an overall BLAST! Practice and learn new skills on the Peshtigo River on Saturday with the wonderful Peshtigo River Outdoor Learning Center. Then kickback that night, relaxing and refueling right on the river in cozy cabins. Then Sunday, we'll head to Red River for some serious cruising to put our skills to the test! You won't want to miss this amazing program to work on kayaking skills and get to know your Milwaukee FD community!

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

September 7, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Hey there San Francisco community! Come join First Descents for a lovely fall day of surfing, sun, and beach games! Get expert surf instruction for a few hours, while also getting to relax and hang out with your fellow trib members playing games and cheering on one another in the waves.
This is sure to be a wonderful day for everyone-- catching party waves on the beautiful Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and getting to know your San Francisco community!

Eligibility: Open to the San Fran 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, and then carpool down to the put-in for an afternoon of adventure. The clear turquoise of the Skykomish River will astonish you and so will the stellar rapids that our guides will expertly maneuver-- with your help! Don't wait, sign up now before spots fill up!

Eligibility: Open to the Seattle Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Cincinnati, OH

May 19, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Ready to stretch it out in a whole new way? Get together with your Cincinnati FD community for a wonderful Sunday afternoon of aerial yoga with Modo studio.  Learn what a silk hammock is and get into your sling for 75 minutes of bliss! Aerial yoga is beginner friendly and will expand your horizons. All while getting to know new people in your community! So come decompress and enjoy this unique class!

Eligibility: Open to the Cincinnati Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Bentonville, AR

May 18, 2019 - May 18, 2019

Bentonville! Are you ready to work those biceps at this single day climbing program? Hang out at your local gym, Climb Bentonville, and get all the tips from their experienced staff.  Whether you're totally new to climbing or a veteran looking for a challenge, this program is right for you! Meet up with your Bentonville community and get active on the wall!

Eligibility: Open to the Bentonville Local Adventure Community
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