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Programs Inquiry

Thank you for taking the first step in attending a program with First Descents. With the exception of our select winter programs, the majority of our programs run from May through September. We will reach out in January through April to fill these spots, first come first serve, based off when you filled out this inquiry. If you are applying in the Summer or Fall, we will keep you in mind for last minute openings in this current season and will still keep you in the system when we start filling spaces for the next season. In the meantime, you should receive updates about our local adventure communities in a city near you, so be sure to check for those emails from us. As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out. FDHQ: 303.945.2490, [email protected]

First Descents Participant Inquiry Form

Please note that we are only accepting inquiries for oncology specific programs at this time. If you are have questions about MS specific questions, please email [email protected]
*Please note that you do have to be at least 18 years or older to attend a program and diagnosed at or after the age of 15.  
*At this time we do not provide programs for individuals over the age of 45. 
*Please note. We give priority the clinical young adult demographic age 18-39. If you were diagnosed in this age range, but are now between the ages of 40-45, we will allow you to attend if spaces become available. 
***Please note that at this time our programs are open to participants diagnosed in the clinical Young Adult demographic of 18-39.***
*Please note that you do have to be at least 18 years or older to attend a program and diagnosed at or after the age of 15. 
General Information
Please note, with this information we will only contact you about program related opportunities. By filling this out, you will be entered into our database, and we will reach out to you when we start filling our programs in the spring. 
First Descents Experience

Note: If you've already done FD1, you're eligible for an FDX adventure! Reach out to [email protected] for more info.

Note: Having a history of seizures does not disqualify you from First Descents. We just want to make sure we get you to the appropriate program and appreciate your honesty. Check out our Medical FAQ for more info.

First Descents Age Requirement

At this time FD primarily young adults who are currently over 18 years of age and who were diagnosed between the ages of 15-39. If you have questions about this or are a young adult survivor of pediatric cancer and would like more resources, email [email protected] or call the main office at (303) 945-2490 Extension 1 for programs. We'll introduce you to some programs for pediatric survivors that come highly recommended!

First Descents Age Requirment

At this time First Descents primarily serves young adults diagnosed between the ages of 15-39. We do accept participants over 40 if they were diagnosed within this age range and are within 5 years of their diagnosis. If you fall out of these age ranges, we would be happy to provide you with resources for similar programs. Email [email protected] or call the main office at (303) 945-2490 - Ext 1 for more information. 

Almost there! 

Thanks for taking the time to fill this out! All you have to do now is submit and you'll be eligible for our programs. Again, we'll be in touch in the spring about program openings, but in the meantime be sure to check out your local FDtributary for shorter adventures with other young adults with cancer in your area. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to [email protected] or call us at the office 303.945.2490.

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