First Descents launched FDtributaries (Tribs) in 2013. Tribs provide continued support through year-round adventure experiences at the local level. These local chapters serve our alumni and young adults living with cancer who have not yet attended a week-long FD program, while also engaging the donors, supporters, and volunteers who make our programs possible.


Seattle Trib Captains ProfileSeattle, WA

San Francisco Trib Captain ProfileSan Francisco, CA

Orlando Trib Captain ProfileOrlando, FL

NYC Trib Captian ProfileNew York City, NY

Minneapolis Trib Captain ProfileMinneapolis, MN

Los Angeles Trib Captain ProfileLos Angeles, CA

Denver Trib Captain ProfileDenver, CO

Baltimore Trib Captain ProfileD.C.-Baltimore, MD

Boston Trib Captain ProfileBoston, MA

Austin Trib Captain ProfileAustin, TX

Our multi-day programs are the quintessential First Descents experience. The goal of FDtribs is to sustain that support throughout the year; to continually embody the culture and energy of FD. FDtribs will be the headwaters for continued passion and vitality for the FD experience and serve as an introductionto FD for those young adults who haven’t yet attended a program. Our goal is for FDtribs to grow and strengthen our already amazing community.

Trib events happen quarterly in all 10 Trib locations; these events range from half-day workshops to multi-day adventures. Not a Trib in your area? If you’ve attended a week-long FD1 and/or FDX program and you live greater than 100 miles from one of our current Trib locations, the FDtributaries Scholarship is an option. Download the Scholarship Details PDF below for more details.  If you are interested in getting more involved or have any questions, email Julie –

2015 Tribs Scholarship Details

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