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Our free program (FD1) for first-timers available to young adults ages 18-39 diagnosed with cancer and other serious health conditions 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 | Boston, MA

September 25, 2020 - September 27, 2020

Join us for an incredible journey through some of the most historic trails in the US!  For two days of mountainous bliss, you can backpack your way through the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire with fellow local adventurers in the FD Boston community. It's sure to be epic! Beginners…

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

November 7, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Join us for an epic program bike-packing in Lost Maples State Natural Area! This will be awesome opportunity to put the skills you learned in the single day workshop to the test, and put the pedal to the pavement!  Get ready to soak in those fall colors on two wheels…

Eligibility: Open to the Austin Local Adventure Community
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Global Adventure | Thailand

November 12, 2020 - November 24, 2020

We’re heading back to Thailand for almost two weeks of Out Living It adventures! Experience rock climbing in Northern Thailand, caving and rappelling into pitch black darkness, and a two-day trek to the summit of Doi Luang. We will top off these incredible experiences with a home stay in the…

Eligibility: Open to alumni of FD1 weeklong programs
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