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FD Tributaries | Local Adventure Communities

Keeping with the theme of rivers, FD has dubbed our local chapters Tributaries. Tribs provide continuous support and the opportunity for connection and year-round adventure experiences at the local level.

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 | Red River Gorge, KY

November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Rope up with your First Descents community at the world-renowned Red River Gorge climbing area!  This is the perfect opportunity to Out Live It in this midwestern adventure mecca. Never climbed before? No worries! This is a great chance to work on your climbing skills outside while kicking back with your local community. This is a regional program open to both new and returning First Descents participants.

Eligibility: Open to the mid-western First Descents community
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Local Adventure | Manitowoc, WI

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Let's join forces with our Midwest communities and meet in Manitowoc for a weekend of hiking, yoga, and apple picking! On Saturday, we will spend the day hiking in the morning and picking apples in the afternoon. We'll then head back to our farmhouse home base to make some delicious apple pie and relax with the FD tribe. This weekend will be one you won't want to miss! This is a regional program open to the Wisconsin First Descents community and surrounding areas.  Registration will open 9 weeks before the program.

Eligibility: Open to the Wisconsin First Descents community and surrounding areas
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