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We’ll meet you where you’re at. We’ll teach you everything you need to know. Our goal is to get you on a free program that works for you, as soon as possible. This could include destination-based programs or adventures closer to home.

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Eligibility Requirements

If you have questions or concerns about attending a First Descents program, please reach out to our Programs Team .

Before we get started, let’s make sure you’re eligible. First Descents provides outdoor adventures for young adults (ages 18-45) living with and surviving cancer and other serious health conditions, and those in service to them. Our communities include young adults impacted by cancer and multiple sclerosis, caregivers, and healthcare workers.

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General Contact Info

Let’s start with some basic info so we can find the program that works best for you!

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Have you attended a First Descents Weeklong or MS program in the past?

Medical Information

There is no additional medical information needed for Caregivers.


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We’re so glad you’ve taken your first steps to joining us on a trip! If you’re excited to learn more about the programs we offer, we have a lot of resources available for you.

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Thanks for joining First Descents! Now, let's get you Out Living It! Keep an eye out for a rad (and IMPORTANT) email heading your way soon. In the meantime, check out our Out Living It Guide to learn more about First Descents! Take a look and give us a call if you have any questions.

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Our Programs

Multi-Day Programs

Multi-Day and Week-Long Programs are available to frontline healthcare workers and young adults ages 18-39 diagnosed with cancer or multiple sclerosis after the age of 15.

Community Adventures

Part of the Out Living It Project, Community Adventures are adventure experiences created and facilitated by FD alumni and members of the FD community.

International Programs

International adventure programs (FDX) are open to all alumni that have attended a weeklong program.