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 FDtrib adventures 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, Programs@firstdescents.org

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First Descents Participant Inquiry Form

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. 
*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. 
Medical Information
First Descents Experience


Note: If you've already done FD1, you're eligible for an FDX adventure! Learn more here



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 serves fighters and survivors 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 programs@firstdescents.org 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 fighters and survivors who are between the ages of 18-39 and diagnosed after the age of 15, with a couple of programs each year for participants in the 40-49 age range. If you fall out of these age ranges, we would be happy to provide you with resources for similar programs. Email programs@firstdescents.org or call the main office at (303) 945-2490 - Ext 1 for more information. 

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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 programs@firstdescents.org or call us at the office 303.945.2490.

*In order to ensure that our emails do not go into your spam folder, please add programs@firstdescents.org to your contacts.

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