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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 15 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 | New York City, NY

February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Craving a winter adventure? Join us in Hunter, NY for a weekend of ice climbing in the Catskills Mountains! We will scale up frozen waterfalls with ice tools and crampons. This is bound to be an adventure you never forget! Beginners welcome!

Eligibility: Open to the NYC Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Austin, TX

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is chock-full of beautiful pink, granite domes spanning over 600-acres. This area is perfect for disconnecting from the wires, picking up a rope, and connecting with your local First Descents adventure community!

Eligibility: Open to the Austin Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Boston, MA

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Join the Boston Trib for two days of biking through quaint villages, seafood shacks, lighthouses, ponds and sandy beaches in beautiful Cape Cod. After a long day of biking, spend the evening relaxing over fresh seafood in an idyllic Cape Cod cottage.

Eligibility: Open to the Boston Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Denver, CO

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TBD 2018 Dates. Say what'SUP to your Denver Local Adventure Community as we paddle the beautiful Upper Colorado River!  This multi-day adventure will be true to FD style: full of epic adventure, goofy games, crazy colors, and powerful connections.

Eligibility: Open to the Denver Local Adventure Community
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Rock Climbing | Asheville, NC

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TBD 2018 Dates. Join us for a two-day rock climbing excursion near Asheville! You'll be exploring trails and sending it up rock faces all weekend long, while connecting with other members of the First Descents community in the Smoky Mountains. After a long day on the rocks, fuel up with some nutritious FD eats and a casual late-summer campfire sesh!

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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Rock Climbing | San Francisco, CA

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TBD 2018 Dates. The historic Donner Pass is set in a landscape of serene alpine lakes and granite domes. The San Francisco local adventure community will spend this multi-day adventure exploring the Truckee region, climbing crags and splashing in Donner Lake and the gorgeous Truckee River.

Eligibility: Open to the San Fran Local Adventure Community
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