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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? Contract the Tribs team and we’ll brainstorm ways to connect you with your local FD crew!

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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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Local Adventure | Seattle, WA

July 6, 2018 - July 8, 2018

Kick off the summer with a weekend of standup paddleboarding with the Seattle Local Adventure Community. Never SUPed before? No problem! We will start with the basics and enjoy calming waves and pristine scenery along the way. After two days spent on the river, you'll head back to your house in the Bavarian town of Leavenworth for incredible food and campfires with your FD tribe!

Eligibility: Open to the Seattle local adventure community
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Local Adventure | Portland, OR

June 9, 2018 - June 9, 2018

Join the Portland Local Adventure Community and REI Outdoor School for an epic day of sending routes in Horsethief Butte State Park! This one-day program will start at 8am with routes leading to views overlooking the Columbia Gorge and end at 6pm. You don't want to miss this incredible day of community and climbing so register today!

Eligibility: Open to the Portland Local Adventure Community
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Rock Climbing | Bentonville, AR

November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Join us this fall to spend the weekend rock climbing with the Ozarks Regional Trib and the incredible climbing staff at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch! Located two hours south-east of Bentonville, AR in the heart of the Ozark mountains lies beautiful Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. This 350-acre dude ranch holds some of the nations finest sandstone rock and is home to 300+ rock climbing routes! Adventure to new heights in this southern rock climbing paradise and make new connections with fellow participants and FD Staff. Registration will open 9 weeks before the program.      

Eligibility: Open to all participants
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Local Adventure | San Francisco, CA

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018

We aren't trying to be too bold here, but this weekend is going to be EPIC! Join the San Francisco Local Adventure Community to learn some kayaking basics and get comfortable in the boat before we head down some splashy rapids on Sunday. The weekend will consist of organic, local homecooked meals, camping under the stars, optional massages (yes, you read that right), daily yoga and plenty of FD fun! Registration will open 9 weeks before the program.

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

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018

We're teaming up with Oregon Surfing Adventures and their certified instructors to guarantee you an epic weekend of surfing the Oregon Coast. 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 your first time on a surfboard, or your 100th time, we tailor the lesson to your ability and skill level. Surfing in Oregon is an experience you’ll never forget so don't miss this FD adventure!

Eligibility: Open to the Portland adventure community
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