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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 weekend outdoor experiences for first timers as well as FD alumni right in your backyard.

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 | New York City, NY

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Just two hours north of NYC, lies the Gunks, home to some of the world’s most renowned climbs in the Northeast. Spend the weekend with the NYC Trib and Alpine Endeavors, climbing high above the tree line to take in the incredible fall colors. Registration will open 9 weeks before…

Eligibility: Open to the NYC 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! Registration will open 9 weeks before the program.

Eligibility: Open to the Austin Local Adventure Community
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FDTrib

Rock Climbing | Bentonville, AR

November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Join us this fall to spend the weekend rock climbing with the Ozarks Regional Trib and the incredible climbing staff at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch! Located two hours south-east of Bentonville, AR in the heart of the Ozark mountains lies beautiful Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. This 350-acre dude ranch holds some of…

Eligibility: Open to all participants
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FDX

Global Adventure | Ecuador

November 24, 2018 - December 6, 2018

OPEN REGISTRATION: Join us this fall and spend two weeks Out Living It with the FD family in the heart of South America! We are teaming up with our good friends from Walking Tree Travel for a life-changing experience in the Ecuadorean Andes! This tropical, highland adventure will immerse you in the…

Eligibility: Open to alumni of FD1 weeklong programs
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FDX

Global Adventure | Costa Rica

November 26, 2018 - December 2, 2018

OPEN REGISTRATION: Join us this November, alongside our favorite Out Living It Guru - Captain O, to explore, relax, and rejuvenate in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle! This tropical adventure will take you to some of the wildest and most scenic areas of Central America, all thanks to our…

Eligibility: Open to alumni of FD1 weeklong programs
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