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

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Partner with FD to improve the emotional and physical health for the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer and MS patients in your care. Whether you refer patients to our programs or want to sponsor a program, we are committed to supporting your team to address the unique needs of AYA survivors.

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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

Moab, Utah – Oncology

October 2, 2022 - October 14, 2022

Home to world-class desert rock climbing terrain as well as the La Sal Mountains and the Colorado River, Moab does not disappoint. With easy access to thousands of sandstone climbing routes and views of soaring red cliffs, canyons, and enough variety to keep every climber engaged, Moab is one of…

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

Rogue River, OR – Healthcare Workers

July 17, 2022 - July 29, 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 playground for both beginners and experts alike. The Rogue is the perfect place to paddle your first strokes,…

Eligibility: Healthcare Worker Participants, ages 18 - 45
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Multiple Sclerosis

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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Oncology

Missoula, MT – Oncology

June 13, 2022 - June 18, 2022

The Blackfoot River winds its way through the heart of western Montana and provides some of the best stretches of water to learn how to whitewater kayak in the country! Get immersed in the beauty of Big Sky Country and experience the magic of First Descents all while kayaking with…

Eligibility: Oncology Participants, ages 18 - 45
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Healthcare Workers

Missoula, MT – Healthcare Workers

June 20, 2022 - June 25, 2022

The Blackfoot River winds its way through the heart of western Montana and provides some of the best stretches of water to learn how to whitewater kayak in the country! Get immersed in the beauty of Big Sky Country and experience the magic of First Descents all while kayaking with…

Eligibility: Healthcare Worker Participants, ages 18 - 45
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Healthcare Workers

Buena Vista, CO – Healthcare Workers

June 26, 2022 - July 8, 2022

Home to the Arkansas River and towering Collegiate Peaks, Buena Vista is the perfect place to work on your kayaking skills, recharge in nature, and soak up the sunny summer days. The Arkansas River offers everything from scenic float trips to class III and IV whitewater adventures. Over the week,…

Eligibility: Healthcare Worker Participants, ages 18 - 45
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