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Our Nomination Form is now open for our Two 2018 FDrock programs. The details for these adventures are still coming together, but if you are an alumni of First Descents and would like to nominate your caregiver for one of these programs, please complete this short form.

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Programs ensure individualized care, medical attention and intimate experiences with fellow survivors. First Descents programs are offered free of cost to participants.

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Surfing | Outer Banks, North Carolina

May 6, 2018 - May 19, 2018

OPEN REGISTRATION. There will be two separate weeks of Outer Banks Surfing programs in 2018. Week 1: May 6th – 12th Week 2: May 13th – 19th Please contact First Descents Programs for more information about our Outer Banks programs and make sure to check out our other 2018 offerings. The Outer Banks of…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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Kayaking | Smoky Mountains, North Carolina

May 13, 2018 - June 2, 2018

OPEN REGISTRATION. There will be three separate weeks of Smoky Mountains Whitewater Kayaking programs in 2018. Week 1: May 13th – 19th Week 2: May 20th – 26th Week 3: May 27th – June 2nd Please contact First Descents Programs for more information about our Smoky Mountain programs and make sure to check out our…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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Local Adventure | New York City, NY

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Montauk surf weekend is BACK! Grab your swimsuit and join us for a weekend of hanging ten, eating delicious food, and sharing laughs all while getting to know your local FD family. This will be a great way to kick off your summer full of adventures!

Eligibility: Open to the NYC Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Boston, MA

June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018

FDtribs Boston is heading to Portland, Maine for a weekend of sea kayaking! Join your local adventure community in an epic overnight kayaking trip to Richmond Island, ME where we will be paddling along beautiful islands and camp under the stars. Never tried sea kayaking? No problem! This program is open…

Eligibility: Open to the Boston Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | San Francisco, CA

June 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Head up the coast to beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore for a 60 mile bike ride with the San Francisco Trib. You’ll spend the evening camping under the stars listening to the ocean breakers crash against rocky headlands, and during the day you’ll bike past expansive sand beaches, open grasslands,…

Eligibility: Open to the San Fran Local Adventure Community
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Kayaking | Hood River, OR

June 3, 2018 - July 7, 2018

OPEN REGISTRATION. There will be five separate weeks of Hood River Whitewater Kayaking programs in 2018. Week 1: June 3rd – 9th Week 2: June 10th – 16th Week 3: June 17th – 23rd Week 4: June 24th – 30th Week 5: July 1st – 7th Please contact First Descents Programs for more information about our Hood…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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