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“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 impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions, as well as frontline healthcare workers and caregivers. Click here to view our full eligibility criteria. 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!

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Oncology

Rock Climbing | Estes Park, CO – Oncology

September 1, 2024 - September 13, 2024

Join your First Descents community for a week of breathtaking mountain views, connection, and adventure as we climb in Rocky Mountain National Park with our friends at Colorado Mountain School! Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a climber’s paradise, offering hundreds of climbs for all skill levels. Whether you’re new…

Eligibility: Oncology Participants, ages 18-45, diagnosed ages 15-39
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Healthcare Workers

Kayaking | Rogue River, OR – Healthcare Workers

August 11, 2024 - August 16, 2024

The Rogue River starts its journey at Crater Lake and winds its way through 215 miles of Oregonian wilderness. The warm water, friendly rapids, and lush scenery make it the perfect kayaking playground for beginners and experts alike. Expert guides from Sundance Kayak School will teach you the basics and…

Eligibility: Healthcare Worker Participants, ages 18-45
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Caregivers

Kayaking | Rogue River, OR – Caregivers

August 18, 2024 - August 23, 2024

The Rogue River starts its journey at Crater Lake and winds its way through 215 miles of Oregonian wilderness. The warm water, friendly rapids, and lush scenery make it the perfect kayaking playground for beginners and experts alike. Expert guides from Sundance Kayak School will teach you the basics and…

Eligibility: Caregiver Participants, ages 18-45
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Multiple Sclerosis

Rock Climbing | Estes Park, CO – Multiple Sclerosis

September 15, 2024 - September 20, 2024

Join your First Descents community for a week of breathtaking mountain views, connection, and adventure as we climb in Rocky Mountain National Park with our friends at Colorado Mountain School! Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a climber’s paradise, offering hundreds of climbs for all skill levels. Whether you’re new…

Eligibility: Multiple Sclerosis Participants, ages 18-45, diagnosed ages 15-39
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Oncology

Rock Climbing | Moab, Utah – Oncology

September 22, 2024 - October 18, 2024

Home to world-class desert rock climbing, the La Sal Mountains, and the Colorado River, Moab is one of the top adventure destinations in the world. With easy access to thousands of sandstone routes and views of soaring red cliffs and canyons, Moab is one of the most captivating and accessible…

Eligibility: Oncology Participants, ages 18-45, diagnosed ages 15-39
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Caregivers, Oncology

Rock Climbing | Wawarsing, NY – Oncology & Oncology Caregivers

October 3, 2024 - October 6, 2024

Ready to get out in nature, stretch your muscles, and connect with your community? Just two hours from New York City, Lundy Farm provides gorgeous lodging for this weekend of soaking in the Shawangunk Mountains! Packed with rock climbing, hiking and relaxing, this program will allow you to challenge yourself,…

Eligibility: Oncology & Oncology Caregiver
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