Main Salmon River Adventure
August 24 - 30, 2021

Program Info

Participation Type:
Age: 18+
Skill Level Required:
How to Sign-Up:
Lottery Registration Opens 1/1/2021

Program Details

The trip of a lifetime for 18 adult cancer survivors at any point in their cancer journey.  This 6-day/5-night adventure provides the unique opportunity to meet and bond with other survivors while rafting and camping on the Main Salmon River in the Frank Church Wilderness in Idaho. Strangers quickly become friends as adventurers raft by day, share dutch oven meals at on sandy beaches, chat by the campfire in the evening, and sleep under the stars along riverbanks that are only accessible by watercraft.

The 2021 lottery draw will be held on April 1st and the 1st round of selected participants will be notified and given the opportunity to hold their spot. All of the campsites have sand, uneven terrain, and some rocky areas where participants access the river. The ability to self-ambulate and maintain balance with minimal assistance is mandatory for this extended-day River Adventure.

“River Discovery gave me my life back. I still have cancer but now I have hope and a better outlook on life. The River Discovery program is the best thing to happen to me since my diagnosis.”

  • No rafting/camping experience necessary
  • All camping gear including sleeping bag, tent and life vest supplied
  • The adventure program is free but does require a $60 registration fee
  • Medical release from your physician required to participate

The 2021 6-Day Salmon River Adventure is funded in part by a grant through Cancer Connection of Idaho and the Idaho Community Foundation