Program Eligibility Criteria

At First Descents (FD), our goal is to provide a safe and impactful outdoor adventure experience for individuals with a wide range of abilities and from different backgrounds. If you’re interested in attending an FD program, please review the program eligibility criteria below. And check out our FAQ page for more helpful info!


Oncology and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Participants must have been diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 39. All participants (Oncology, MS, Healthcare Workers, and Oncology/MS Caregivers) must currently be between the ages of 18-45.

Programs are limited to folks who have never attended an FD program before.

Caregiver Program Applicants must have cared for an individual who qualifies for our programs (young adults impacted by MS or Cancer between the ages of 18-45). Eligible individuals may only have ONE caregiver apply for our Programs.


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