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Our Nomination Form is now open for our Two 2018 FDrock programs. The details for these adventures are still coming together, but if you are an alumni of First Descents and would like to nominate your caregiver for one of these programs, please complete this short form.

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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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Rock Climbing | Cascade Mountains, Washington

June 3, 2018 - June 16, 2018

OPEN REGISTRATION. There will be two separate weeks of Cascade Mountain Rock Climbing programs in 2018. Week 1: June 3rd - 9th Week 2: June 10th - 16th Please contact First Descents Programs for more information about our Cascade Mountain programs and make sure to check out our other 2018…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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Local Adventure | Chicago, IL

June 14, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Let's join forces with our Midwest communities and meet at Devils Lake State Park for TWO full days of rock climbing! This is the perfect opportunity to meet other local Midwest folks and to advance your rock climbing skills over this 4-day program. Never rock climbed before? No problem! We will…

Eligibility: Open to the Chicago Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Minneapolis, MN

June 14, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Let's join forces with our Midwest communities and meet at Devils Lake State Park for TWO full days of rock climbing! This is the perfect opportunity to meet other local Midwest folks and to advance your rock climbing skills over this 4-day program. Never rock climbed before? No problem! We will…

Eligibility: Open to the Minneapolis Local Adventure Community
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Italy

June 15, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Registration Opens: February 5th, 2018  This summer, FD will be partnering again with our friends at Campo Base to offer another multi-sport adventure that blends the therapeutic benefits of nature, sports, and cultural experiences. Join us on this FDX and get immersed in Italian culture, mountain vistas at Rifugio Pedrotti, sailing on Lake…

Eligibility: Open to alumni of FD1 weeklong programs
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Rock Climbing | Adirondacks, New York

June 17, 2018 - June 30, 2018

OPEN REGISTRATION. There will be two separate weeks of Adirondacks Rock Climbing programs in 2018. Week 1: June 17th – 23rd Week 2: June 24th – 30th Please contact First Descents Programs for more information about our Smoky Mountain programs and make sure to check out our other 2018 offerings. The Adirondack Park is the…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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Local Adventure | Cleveland, OH

June 29, 2018 - July 1, 2018

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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