An adventure is a trip to the unknown. It’s about leaving comfort zones to experience new things. 

Are you a teenager dealing with cancer or within the first few years of remission? Are you interested in connecting with other teens who are experiencing something similar? 

This is for YOU!

 

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BROKEN TOP MOUNTAIN AWAITS!

This summer we head to the mountains of Bend with a group of 12, soon to be friends, who are attempting to surpass their limitations.

WILL YOU JOIN US?

Day 1: Meet the team, introductions to new gear, and get to know each other on the drive to Bend!

Day 1: Meet the team, introductions to new gear, and get to know each other on the drive to Bend!

Day 2-5: Hike with some new friends do a little swimming, sleep under the stars.

Day 2-5: Hike with some new friends do a little swimming, sleep under the stars.

Day 6: Rest day at Todd Lake

Day 6: Rest day at Todd Lake

Day 7: With the support of your team take on the Saddle Summit of Broken Top Mountain

Day 7: With the support of your team take on the Saddle Summit of Broken Top Mountain

Day 8: Hike out to Three Creeks Lake for one last day of water play and celebration.

Day 8: Hike out to Three Creeks Lake for one last day of water play and celebration.

As a teenager with cancer, I struggled how dependent I was on caregivers at a time when I should have been asserting my autonomy. Time in the outdoors was the needed antidote for body and spirit. Spending time backpacking and hiking was an enormous part of my recovery. Chemotherapy may have cured the disease, but time in the mountains brought me back to life. ~ Tania
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»I fell asleep again, lulled by this sweet music until they came to wake us up for breakfast. I was glad to see the group again. I feel comfortable with the whole group. It is good to be able to talk about everything and nothing with people who have experienced cancer like me. It’s new for me to be able to talk about illness, hospitalization, and treatment without the person in front of me feeling like he or she is caught between pity and fear of illness.»

A French participant from our sister program in Canada.

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»We could believe we’ve known each other forever! The quality & kindness of individuals is certainly something. Surrounded by a great team, who creates for us unforgettable, reassuring, soothing & enriching moments, we lived this experience knowing better than anyone that every day counts. » - Anick
 
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Visit Mike Putnam Photography to see more amazing Oregon photography!