Health Care Worker Programs

First Descents and the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation have teamed up to launch free outdoor adventure programs for health care workers on the COVID-19 front-lines.

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First Descents and the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation Launch Outdoor Programs for Health Care Workers

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Week-Long Adventure Programs

“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. 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 Week-Long 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 a week-long adventure? Check out our upcoming programs below and then Apply Today!


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Rock Climbing | Moab, Utah

October 4, 2020 - October 17, 2020

Home to world-class climbing terrain as well as epic views of the La Sal Mountains and the Colorado River, Moab does not disappoint. This desert playground makes Moab one of FD's most exciting, unique, and accessible climbing programs. There will be two separate weeks of Moab Climbing programs in 2020.…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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Rock Climbing | Boulder, CO

August 15, 2020 - August 15, 2020

Come join us for an epic day rock climbing with your fellow healthcare workers. We'll be hitting the granite with our longstanding friends and outfitters from Colorado Mountain School. Whether this is your first time out or you’re a seasoned climber, this program is perfect for all levels and no…

Eligibility: Open to Colorado Healthcare Workers
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Rock Climbing | Florissant, CO

August 21, 2020 - August 23, 2020

We're excited for you and your fellow healthcare workers to start Out Living It on our first HERO RECHARGE program. Come join us for an epic weekend of rock climbing and yoga at The Nature Place in Florissant, CO. Just two hours outside of Denver, The Nature Place offers easy…

Eligibility: Open to Colorado Healthcare Workers
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