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We can’t fathom what it’s like to be on the frontlines of the greatest healthcare crisis of our generation, but we do know this: our healthcare workers deserve the opportunity to adventure and recharge together in beautiful, wild places.

So, First Descents and the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation have launched HERO RECHARGE – a nationwide series of outdoor adventure programs for healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19.

HERO RECHARGE Programs are designed to improve mental health, nurture supportive peer relationships, and better position providers to carry out their important work. Left unaddressed and without effective opportunities for respite and renewal, our healthcare system may face long-term disruption.

To ensure safe and efficient program implementation, First Descents is working closely with an infectious disease specialist, nationwide healthcare partners, and local officials to add single-day and multi-day programs for healthcare workers directly impacted by COVID-19.

Interested in supporting HERO RECHARGE? Extend the healing power of adventure to more healthcare workers by donating today.

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Surfing | Healthcare Workers | Westport, WA

October 9, 2020 - October 11, 2020

At First Descents, Out Living It means more than just epic adventures, it also means self-care and community. Join us for a surfing and yoga Out Living It weekend program with your fellow healthcare workers. The dedicated folks at Bigfoot Surf will help you catch killer waves at Westhaven State…

Eligibility: Open to Washington Healthcare Workers
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Local Adventure | Healthcare Workers | New York City, NY

August 29, 2020 - August 29, 2020

Head out of the city for a day filled with awesome people, beautiful hiking, and some mindfulness practice. Our friends at Discover Outdoors will guide us on this glorious five mile hike with spectacular viewpoints. The majority of our climb will come in the first two miles where we will climb nearly…

Eligibility: Open to New York Healthcare Workers
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Local Adventure | Healthcare Workers | New York City, NY

September 26, 2020 - September 26, 2020

Come enjoy a beautiful fall hike with your fellow healthcare workers. We're teaming up with Discover Outdoors guides to bring you on a friendly all-level exploration. Escape the city and get outside while the weather is still warm enough to enjoy some adventure and connection with your peers. Since we…

Eligibility: Open to New York Healthcare Workers
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Rock Climbing | Healthcare Workers | Boulder, CO

August 15, 2020 - August 15, 2020

Come join us for an epic day rock climbing with your fellow healthcare workers. We'll be hitting the granite with our longstanding friends and outfitters from Colorado Mountain School. Whether this is your first time out or you’re a seasoned climber, this program is perfect for all levels and no…

Eligibility: Open to Colorado Healthcare Workers
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Rock Climbing | Healthcare Workers | Florissant, CO

August 21, 2020 - August 23, 2020

We're excited for you and your fellow healthcare workers to start Out Living It on our first HERO RECHARGE program. Come join us for an epic weekend of rock climbing and yoga at The Nature Place in Florissant, CO. Just two hours outside of Denver, The Nature Place offers easy…

Eligibility: Open to Colorado Healthcare Workers
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Rock Climbing | Healthcare Workers | North Bend, WA

August 22, 2020 - August 22, 2020

Come join us for a day of rock climbing near North Bend with your fellow healthcare workers. We'll be venturing up epic volcanic rock routes with the trusted local guides from Kaf Adventures. Whether you're a beginner or expert climber, this program has something for everyone and is open to…

Eligibility: Open to Washington Healthcare Workers
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