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Our free program (FD1) for first timers available to young adults ages 18-39 diagnosed with cancer after the age of 15.

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

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

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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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Local Adventure | New York City, NY

June 15, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Come enjoy a beautiful spring hike with Discover Outdoors. Soak up the perfect weather by getting outside to enjoy some adventure and community. What better way to escape the city than with an awesome day with your FD family! Discover Outdoors will provide transportation and lunch for the day.  

Eligibility: Open to the NYC Local Adventure Community
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Rock Climbing | Adirondacks, New York

June 16, 2019 - June 29, 2019

  The Adirondack Park is the largest park in the continental United States, and the incredible rolling northeastern landscape simply can’t be beat.  On this program, you’ll ascend some of the best climbing pitches in the Northeast, and triumphantly soak in the expansive beauty of the ‘daks! There will be two separate…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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Local Adventure | Charlotte, NC

June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Come join the Charlotte Trib for an incredible weekend ripping the trails at Reeb Ranch in Brevard, NC! This mountain biking program is perfect for beginners looking to get into the sport or experienced riders ready to take it to the next level on epic trails in Dupont State Park.…

Eligibility: Open to the Charlotte Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Milwaukee, WI

June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Kick off the Spring by Out Living It with your Milwaukee Tributary over two days of rock climbing in Devil's Lake State Park! New to climbing? No problem! We will start with the basics and progress in technique and difficulty during our time together. Anyone that is a part of…

Eligibility: Open to the Milwaukee Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Seattle, WA

June 22, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Hey there Seattle Tributary! Looking for an awesome way to spend a Saturday? Well look no further, we have a single day rafting trip headed out with Whitewater River Guides, for an afternoon filled with lots of paddling and community building. Gather in the morning for a little pre-trip activity,…

Eligibility: Open to the Seattle Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Denver, CO

June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Come join the Denver Trib for an incredible whitewater kayaking program in Buena Vista, CO from June 28th-30th. We will be staying at a cozy home right in the heart of Buena Vista and kayaking with Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center (RMOC) for two days to build new skills and apply…

Eligibility: Open to the Denver Local Adventure Community
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