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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 Programs

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 | 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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Local Adventure | Portland, OR

June 29, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Join the Portland Local Adventure Community and REI Outdoor School for an epic day of sending routes in Horsethief Butte in Columbia Hills Historical State Park! This one-day program will start at 9am with routes leading to views overlooking the Columbia Gorge and end at 4pm. If you're looking for an…

Eligibility: Open to the Portland Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Cleveland, OH

July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Join the Cleveland local adventure community for a weekend of rock climbing in Hocking Hills, OH! This area has fantastic beginner routes and a handful of routes for those folks who may want to push it to their limit. Take this opportunity to refine your climbing technique while connecting with…

Eligibility: Open to the Cleveland Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Austin, TX

July 13, 2019 - July 13, 2019

Join your Austin community for the first program of the season! You will learn all the skills needed to change a flat tire and get back on the bike. Never feel stranded on a ride again AND spend some time with your FD Austin buddies! This is a fantastic opportunity…

Eligibility: Open to the Austin Local Adventure Community
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Kayaking | Rogue River, Oregon

July 14, 2019 - August 10, 2019

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: Open to new participants.
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Local Adventure | Pittsburgh, PA

July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Hey Pittsburgh! Let's soak up summer on this rock climbing program in beautiful Ohiopyle State Park! Along the Youghiogheny River, you'll get to enjoy this newer climbing area and learn some sweet techniques from our expert guides. Challenge yourself in this beloved, idyllic spot alongside your local adventure community! In between…

Eligibility: Open to the Pittsburgh Local Adventure Community
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