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Multi-Day Adventure Programs

Due to the pandemic, FD is only offering Multi-Day programs at this time. Please stay tuned for future announcements regarding Week-Long Programming. 

“First Descents provided me with the foundation to break down the physical and emotional walls that cancer has been building in me. This experience was a catalyst, and just the kind of life changing force I needed.” -First Descents Participant

First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures and community support for young adults (ages 18-39) impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions, as well as frontline healthcare workers. Our goal is to get you Out Living It on a program that works for you as soon as possible. From rock climbing in the Adirondacks to whitewater kayaking the Rogue River in Oregon, there is an adventure for everyone. Our adventure programs are fully adaptive and completely free of cost. There’s no better way to start Out Living It with your new First Descents community!

Ready to join us on an adventure? Check out our upcoming programs below and then Apply Today!

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Healthcare Workers

Kayaking | Surfing | Santa Barbara, CA – Healthcare Workers

November 5, 2021 - November 7, 2021

Join your fellow healthcare workers for a trip filled with fun, connection, and challenge as we head to Santa Barbara for stunning coastal kayaking and epic surfing. Never, tried surfing or kayaking before? This is the perfect introduction with our trusted guides at Santa Barbara Adventure Company! You'll get to enjoy…

Eligibility: Any Healthcare Worker Applicant Nationwide
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Caregivers

Kayaking | Surfing | Santa Barbara, CA – Oncology Caregivers

November 8, 2021 - November 10, 2021

Join your First Descents community for a trip filled with fun, connection, and challenge as we head to Santa Barbara for stunning coastal kayaking and epic surfing. Never, tried surfing or kayaking before? This is the perfect introduction with our trusted guides at Santa Barbara Adventure Company! You'll get to…

Eligibility: Oncology Caregivers
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Healthcare Workers

Rock Climbing | Dripping Springs, TX – Healthcare Workers

November 8, 2021 - November 10, 2021

Ready for your epic First Descents program in Texas? During this 3-day adventure, you will get to explore a limestone rock climbing jewel just right outside of Austin at Reimers Ranch Park. The expert guides at Rock About Climbing will be instructing folks on the basics of climbing and challenging…

Eligibility: Any Healthcare Worker Applicant Nationwide
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Multiple Sclerosis

Rock Climbing | Upstate NY – Multiple Sclerosis

January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Dates pending! If you’re interested in this program, fill out an inquiry or shoot us an email so we can add you to the list of folks to reach out to when we select dates. Spend three days rock climbing with your First Descents family and the trusted guides at…

Eligibility: Open to Young Adults Living with MS
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Multiple Sclerosis

Rock Climbing | Estes Park, CO – Multiple Sclerosis

January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Dates pending! If you’re interested in this program, fill out an inquiry or shoot us an email so we can add you to the list of folks to reach out to when we select dates. Join your First Descents community for a weekend of fun, connection, and challenge as we…

Eligibility: Open to Young Adults Living with MS
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Multiple Sclerosis

Kayaking | Rogue River, Oregon – Multiple Sclerosis

July 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022

Dates pending! If you’re interested in this program, fill out an inquiry or shoot us an email so we can add you to the list of folks to reach out to when we select dates. The Rogue River starts its journey at Crater Lake and winds its way through 215…

Eligibility: Open to Young Adults Living with MS
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