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If you are a first timer and would like to sign up, click the “join us” button to get looped into our system. We will be in touch about program local and weeklong offerings as they become available.

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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Our program season is now open. Click the “Join Us” button and we will reach out to everyone on an individual basis soon.

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 | Orlando, FL

July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018

Hit the waves in Daytona with our thriving Orlando Local Adventure Community! You're sure to catch some sweet waves, cozy campfires, and goofy dancing on this awesome annual weekend adventure.

Eligibility: Open to the Orlando Local Adventure Community
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Main Salmon, Idaho

August 4, 2018 - August 9, 2018

Registration Open: March 1st, 2018  This summer, First Descents will be paddling on the Main Salmon River! Join us for an unforgettable 6-Day river trip through the heart of the Idaho wilderness with one of our favorite outfitters, Canyons River Company. The FDX Main Salmon trip will be a multi-craft whitewater experience…

Eligibility: Open to alumni of FD1 weeklong programs
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Local Adventure | Chicago, IL

September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Calling all Midwesterners! Let's get together for a weekend of biking and yoga in Union Pier, MI! We will hop on our bikes and ride seven miles to Warren Dunes and explore this beautiful part of the country. Weather permitting, we will have a yoga class on the beach to…

Eligibility: Open to the Chicago Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Boston, MA

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Join the Boston Trib for two days of biking through quaint villages, seafood shacks, lighthouses, ponds and sandy beaches in beautiful Cape Cod. After a long day of biking, spend the evening relaxing over fresh seafood in an idyllic Cape Cod cottage.

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

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is chock-full of beautiful pink, granite domes spanning over 600-acres. This area is perfect for disconnecting from the wires, picking up a rope, and connecting with your local First Descents adventure community!

Eligibility: Open to the Austin Local Adventure Community
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