Free Outdoor Adventures for Healthcare Workers

Support HERO RECHARGE and extend the healing power of adventure to healthcare workers on the COVID-19 frontlines.

LEARN MORE

Support HERO RECHARGE and Extend the Healing Power of Adventure to Frontline Healthcare Workers

Join Us Donate

Our Programs

Experience the healing power of adventure

Main Program Offerings

Week-Long Programs

Our free program for first-timers available to young adults ages 18-39 diagnosed with cancer and other serious health conditions after the age of 15.

Week-Long Programs

Local Communities

Local adventure communities (FDTribs) provide provide single or multi-day outdoor experiences for first timers as well as FD alumni right in your backyard.

Local Adventure Communities

International Programs

International adventure programs (FDX) are open to all alumni that have attended a week-long (FD1) program.

International Programs

Programs Finder

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

Filters

Find Your Adventure

Filter By
Healthcare Workers

Watervliet, MI

October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Connect with fellow healthcare workers on this renewing HERO RECHARGE program with First Descents! Spend the weekend hiking in wild places and taking part in rejuvenating yoga classes from your home base at the Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center. This program has a little of everything to help you take a…

Eligibility: Open to Michigan Healthcare Workers
View Program

Healthcare Workers

Shawangunk Mountains

October 9, 2020 - October 11, 2020

Come see the Fall colors from a different perspective on this HERO RECHARGE rock climbing program in the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains! This weekend will fill you up with delicious food, rad rock climbing, and well-deserved rest alongside fellow healthcare workers.  Alpine Endeavors will be guiding you up some of the…

Eligibility: Open to New York Healthcare Workers
View Program

Healthcare Workers

Watervliet, MI

October 9, 2020 - October 11, 2020

Take some time to connect with nature alongside fellow healthcare workers on this renewing HERO RECHARGE program with First Descents! Together we will be hiking and working on our yoga practice. This program has a little of everything to help you take a break and find some balance. All accommodations…

Eligibility: Open to Illinois Healthcare Workers
View Program

Healthcare Workers

Florissant, CO

November 6, 2020 - November 8, 2020

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 access to the outdoors, pristine lodging, and guides to show you the ropes at their private climbing areas. Whether this…

Eligibility: Open to Colorado Healthcare Workers
View Program

Caregivers, Oncology

Main Salmon, Idaho

Check back for dates.

We're hitting the Main Salmon River! Join us for an unforgettable 6-Day river trip through the heart of the Idaho wilderness with one of our favorite outfitters, Canyons River Company. The FDX Main Salmon trip will be a multi-craft whitewater experience including SUPs, Kayaks, and Rafts. Participants will choose their…

Eligibility: Open to alumni of FD1 weeklong programs and +1s
View Program

The Out Living It Blog

Out Living It Blog

Read The Blog

Why FD Works

Read More