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Outdoor Adventures for Young adults impacted by MS

It wasn’t until I was surrounded by others who had MS that I could more freely express my challenges and my fears, because they truly understood.” – First Descents Participant

First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures and peer community support for young adults living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Our goal is to get you on a program that works for you, as soon as possible. We do this through a variety of adaptive adventures.

At the end of the day, our ultimate mission is that adventure and the supportive friends you make along the way will be an ongoing part of your journey

Young adults impacted by MS between the ages of 18-45 are eligible to apply for MS Programs. Interested in joining us on an adventure? Join us! Check out our Participant Out Living It Guide to learn more about our free adventure programs.

Have more questions? Contact our Programs Team at [email protected].

These programs are made possible by the generous support of Velocity Global and Genentech.

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

Kayaking | Rogue River, OR – Multiple Sclerosis

August 14, 2022 - August 19, 2022

The Rogue River starts its journey at Crater Lake and winds its way through 215 miles of Oregonian wilderness. The warm water, friendly rapids, and lush scenery make it the perfect kayaking playland for both beginners and experts alike. The Rogue is the perfect place to paddle your first strokes,…

Eligibility: Multiple Sclerosis Participants, ages 18-45, diagnosed ages 15-39
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Multiple Sclerosis

Rock Climbing | Estes Park, CO – Multiple Sclerosis

August 28, 2022 - September 2, 2022

Join your First Descents community for breathtaking mountain views, connection, and adventure as we head to Rocky Mountain National Park to rock climb with our friends at Colorado Mountain School! With hundreds of granite faces and various peaks, Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a climber's paradise. Whether you're new…

Eligibility: Multiple Sclerosis Participants, ages 18 - 45, diagnosed age 15-39
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Multiple Sclerosis

Surfing | Santa Cruz, CA – Multiple Sclerosis

September 27, 2022 - October 2, 2022

Ride the world-famous waves of Santa Cruz, California on this week-long surfing adventure with your First Descents community! With a coastline that is part of a marine sanctuary, Santa Cruz offers sunny beach days and pristine wilderness perfect for catching waves with the stoked guides at Richard Schmidt Surf School.…

Eligibility: Multiple Sclerosis Participants, Ages 18 - 45, Diagnosed age 15-39
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