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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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Caregivers, Healthcare Workers, Multiple Sclerosis, Oncology

Rock Climbing | Estes Park, CO – COMING SOON

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Join your First Descents community for a week of breathtaking mountain views, connection, and challenge 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.…

Eligibility: Oncology Participants, ages 18-45, diagnosed ages 15-39
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Caregivers, Healthcare Workers, Multiple Sclerosis, Oncology

Surfing | Santa Cruz, CA – COMING SOON

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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 marine sanctuary, Santa Cruz offers sunny beach days and pristine wilderness that is perfect for catching waves with the incredible guides at Richard Schmidt Surf School.…

Eligibility: Oncology Participants, Ages 18 - 45, Diagnosed ages 15-39
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