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First Descent
July 31, 2009

Magical. Energizing. Peaceful. Challenging. Loving. First Descents ranks up there as one of my all-time favorite experiences. The moment I stepped off the plane and met my fellow FDers, it felt like a family. I was amazed at the instant trust each one of the campers had in the volunteers and counselors. FD gives you an opportunity to be out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself in the midst of the most beautiful spots in the country. Because of my experience with First Descents, I even more grateful for my second chance at life.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The smiling faces of those returning campers and the courage gained during the week.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get a spokesperson who is a motivational speaker and ask them to plug the FD whenever possible.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the generous, kind individuals involved. They are wonderful people with amazing hearts.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

loving, fun, hilarious, trustworthy, and genuinely interested in the well-being of each camper.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide this wonderful,memorable experience to hundreds of more campers and expand outside the United States.

Ways to make it better...

we could have stayed longer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

fundraising and awareness.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this organization is good thing and it deserves any and all recognition that comes its way.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Camper.