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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 | Denver, CO

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Climb on with the Denver Local Adventure Community! We are heading to Estes Park for a weekend of epic rock climbing, mountain views, and community! Cap off your summer with some beautiful climbs and incredible views right in your own backyard. You won't want to miss a weekend filled with sunshine, fall colors, insane rock faces, and some FD shenanigans. Registration will open 9 weeks before the program.

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

June 7, 2018 - June 10, 2018

Hit Buena Vista for a fun filled weekend of kayaking with Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center and your Denver Trib. We will be staying right on the river in the awesome South Main neighborhood, and enjoying all that the Arkansas River has to offer during the day! With mountain views, perfect whitewater, and star filled skies, there is no better weekend escape!

Eligibility: Open to the Denver Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Charlotte, NC

May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Come join the Charlotte Trib for an incredible whitewater kayaking program in Nantahala, NC. We will be staying at the beautiful Watershed Cabins in the evenings and practicing all things kayaking during the day. You'll be hitting the whitewater like a pro by the end of the weekend. There is no better way to kick of your summer than Out Living It with your local Charlotte Trib!

Eligibility: Open to the Charlotte Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Philadelphia, PA

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

We are taking it back to the Ponocos! Join us for a two day Kayaking experience down the Jim Thorpe River. Enjoy a fun filled weekend with your local community in the forested peaks of Pennsylvania. Never kayaked before? No problem. You'll be a master of the rapids by the end of the weekend. Registration will open 9 weeks before the program.

Eligibility: Open to Regional Local Adventure Communities
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Local Adventure | Houston, TX

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Join First Descents for a weekend of kayaking adventures in Port Aransas, TX! This regional program is open to the Houston First Descents community and all surrounding areas. You'll spend two days with your FD family kayaking the coast, enjoying Gulf of Mexico beaches, embracing your inner yogi at an entry level class, and even learning how to make sushi with a local restaurant.  You don't want to miss this opportunity to learn new skills while kicking back with your surrounding tribe! 

Eligibility: Open to Regional Local Adventure Communities
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Local Adventure | Chicago, IL

September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Calling all Midwesterners! Let's get together for a weekend of biking and yoga in Union Pier, MI! We will hop on our bikes and ride seven miles to Warren Dunes and explore this beautiful part of the country. Weather permitting, we will have a yoga class on the beach to stretch out our sore muscles before we ride back to our home. This is an awesome opportunity to connect with other Midwest folks in your area! Registration will open 9 weeks before the program.

Eligibility: Open to the Chicago Local Adventure Community
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