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Multi-Day Programs

Multi-Day and Week-Long Programs are available to frontline healthcare workers and young adults ages 18-39 diagnosed with cancer or multiple sclerosis after the age of 15. Due to the pandemic, FD is only offering Multi-Day programs at this time. Week-Long Programs are temporarily on hold.

Multi-Day Programs

Community Adventures

Part of the Out Living It Project, Community Adventures are adventure experiences created and facilitated by FD alumni and members of the FD community.

Community Adventures

International Programs

International adventure programs (FDX) are open to all alumni that have attended a week-long (FD1) program. Due to the pandemic, International Programs are temporarily on hold.

International Programs

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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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Oncology

Dripping Springs, TX – Oncology

October 4, 2021 - October 6, 2021

Ready for your epic First Descents program in Texas? During this 3-day adventure, you will get to explore a limestone rock climbing jewel just right outside of Austin at Reimers Ranch Park. The expert guides at Rock About Climbing will be instructing folks on the basics of climbing and challenging…

Eligibility: Any Oncology Applicant Nationwide
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Healthcare Workers

Santa Barbara, CA – Healthcare Workers

October 20, 2021 - October 22, 2021

Join your fellow healthcare workers¬†for a trip filled with fun, connection, and challenge as we head to Santa Barbara for stunning coastal kayaking and epic surfing. Never, tried surfing or kayaking before? This is the perfect introduction with our trusted guides at Santa Barbara Adventure Company! You'll get to enjoy…

Eligibility: Any Healthcare Worker Applicant Nationwide
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Caregivers, Oncology

Wawarsing, NY – Oncology & Oncology Caregivers

September 10, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Ready to get out in nature, stretch your muscles, and connect with your community? Just two hours from New York City, Lundy Farm provides gorgeous lodging for this weekend of soaking in the Shawangunk Mountains! Full of rock climbing, yoga, and hiking, this program will allow you to challenge yourself,…

Eligibility: Open to Northeast Region - Oncology & Oncology Caregiver
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Caregivers

Santa Barbara, CA – Oncology Caregivers

November 8, 2021 - November 10, 2021

Join your First Descents community for a trip filled with fun, connection, and challenge as we head to Santa Barbara for stunning coastal kayaking and epic surfing. Never, tried surfing or kayaking before? This is the perfect introduction with our trusted guides at Santa Barbara Adventure Company! You'll get to…

Eligibility: Oncology Caregivers
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Oncology

Santa Barbara, CA – Oncology

October 23, 2021 - November 10, 2021

Join your First Descents community for a trip filled with fun, connection, and challenge as we head to Santa Barbara for stunning coastal kayaking and epic surfing. Never, tried surfing or kayaking before? This is the perfect introduction with our trusted guides at Santa Barbara Adventure Company! You'll get to…

Eligibility: Any Oncology Applicant Nationwide
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Healthcare Workers

Dripping Springs, TX – Healthcare Workers

November 8, 2021 - November 10, 2021

Ready for your epic First Descents program in Texas? During this 3-day adventure, you will get to explore a limestone rock climbing jewel just right outside of Austin at Reimers Ranch Park. The expert guides at Rock About Climbing will be instructing folks on the basics of climbing and challenging…

Eligibility: Any Healthcare Worker Applicant Nationwide
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