In celebration of our 20th anniversary, please consider a $20 donation to support First Descents and extend the healing power of adventure to young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.
Join your local community for the second annual Adventure Workshop! During this program, you will learn how to plan your own adventures, participate in guided meditation, practice yoga and take a city hike! This is a fantastic opportunity to gain the confidence to get Out Living It in your own backyard! Kickstart your passion for personal adventure and connect with like-minded members of your community!
Tired of boring ol' beans while camping? Never backpacked or camped before and want to know how to cook awesome food in the wilderness? Join the Phoenix community for a Backcountry Cooking Clinic with the REI Outdoor School. Here you will learn the best stove and fuel options for you, how to keep a space-efficient and sanitary camp and, of course, how to make some insanely tasty meals! Come curious and ready to taste a test meal! You'll quickly learn everything tastes better in the outdoors... Any and all experience level welcome!
Phoenix FD community, let's get out and enjoy the Fall weather in the majestic McDowell Mountains! This will be an epic mountain biking program for beginners and intermediates alike. Take Saturday to learn some new tips and tricks with our expert REI guides and then unwind at a beautiful desert home nearby. Eat, relax, regale tales of your sweet escapades from the trail and get ready to send it on Sunday. We'll rip around the trails at Brown's Ranch and put our new-found skills to the test! Don't miss this opportunity to hang out with your Phoenix community and experience the thrills of putting those wheels on dirt!
Hey there San Francisco community! Come join First Descents for a lovely fall day of surfing, sun, and beach games! Get expert surf instruction for a few hours, while also getting to relax and hang out with your fellow trib members playing games and cheering on one another in the waves.
This is sure to be a wonderful day for everyone-- catching party waves on the beautiful Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and getting to know your San Francisco community!
What's up Atlanta?! Come kick off the summer season with an amazing weekend whitewater kayaking in Bryson City! Whether you are a seasoned kayaker or new to the sport, this program has a spot for everyone. Spend two days kayaking with the amazing Nantahala Outdoor Center, and kick back in the evenings to enjoy some amazing food and time with friends.
Boston, have you always dreamed of cruising through forests on two wheels? Escape the city to explore the trails of Wompatuck State Park on this amazing MOUNTAIN BIKING program. Get comfortable on the bike and learn new tips and tricks on Saturday because Sunday will be a day of trail ripping! Rest in between at a beautiful home in nearby Hingham and get to know your fellow FD Boston community. Beginners welcome! Just bring your stoke and you'll be set! This is an awesome opportunity to use the skills you learned at the single day workshop and apply them to the trail! Registration will open 9 weeks before the program.