20 Years Out Living It

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FD Tributaries | Local Adventure Communities

Keeping with the theme of rivers, FD has dubbed our local adventure communities  “Tributaries” or “FDTribs” for short. FDTribs offer programs, events, and peer to peer community support for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. FDTribs are intended to connect our growing community in the places they call home and closer to their point of diagnosis.

Currently, we have 18 FDTribs in select cities across the country that offer Single and Multi-Day Programs, Monthly Meetups, and a host of events. Programs range from day-long rock climbing outings to multi-day river trips, backpacking adventures, and more. We ask that folks please only join one FDTrib to ensure we are making space for everyone. If you’d like to change your FDTrib please email [email protected]

First Descents is looking for Monthly Leads to serve as local leaders in their community! The Monthly Lead will be responsible for planning and leading Monthly Meetups for their specific FDTrib community and inspiring others to embrace an Out Living It lifestyle of their own. Learn more about becoming a Monthly Lead.

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FDTrib

Local Adventure | D.C.- Baltimore, MD

June 6, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Eligibility: Open to the D.C./Baltimore Local Adventure Community

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Local Adventure | Milwaukee, WI

June 12, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Kick off the Spring by Out Living It with your Milwaukee Tributary over two days of rock climbing in Devil's Lake State Park! New to climbing? No problem! We will start with the basics and progress in technique and difficulty during our time together. Anyone that is a part of the Milwaukee Tributary is eligible to attend this Friday through Sunday rock climbing program so rope up and join us for campfires, community, and epic routes! Registration will ...

Eligibility: Open to the Milwaukee Trib- Oncology Only
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Local Adventure | Boston, MA

June 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020

FDtribs Boston is heading to Portland, Maine for a weekend of sea kayaking! Join your local adventure community for an epic overnight kayaking trip to Richmond Island, ME where we will be paddling around beautiful islands and camping under the stars. Never tried sea kayaking? No problem! This program is open to all skill levels, including beginners. There is no better way to kick off your summer than Out Living It with your local Boston Trib! Registration wil...

Eligibility: Open to the Boston Trib- Oncology
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Local Adventure | Denver, CO

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Come join the Denver Trib for an incredible whitewater kayaking program in Buena Vista, CO from June 28th-30th. We will be staying at a cozy home right in the heart of Buena Vista and kayaking with Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center (RMOC) for two days to build new skills and apply them on the river. There's no better way to kick off the summer than Out Living It with your FD Denver Trib! Registration will be emailed to the Denver Trib 10 weeks prior to the program....

Eligibility: Open to the Denver Trib (Those who have attended fewer than 2 Multi-Days)
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | Seattle, WA

August 15, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Need a break from the city? Come join your FD community for a weekend of kayaking the beautiful San Juan Islands! Ferry over and kayak to Jones Island for a night of camping under the stars before kayaking back the next day. Connect with new and old friends, grill out delicious food, and hone your sea kayaking skills on this incredible two-day adventure! Registration will be emailed to the Seattle Trib 10 weeks prior to th...

Eligibility: Open to the Seattle Trib- Oncology Only
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FDTrib

Local Adventure | D.C.-Baltimore, MD

September 11, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Hey there DC/Baltimore Trib! What better way to kick off the spring season than a rock climbing program in Seneca Rocks, WV May 17th - 19th! This will be a great program for beginners looking to give outdoor rock climbing a try, and all those retuning climbers who are looking to dust off the cobwebs after a long winter of indoor climbing. Yay Spring!

Eligibility: Open to the DC-Baltimore Local Adventure Community
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