River Discovery

Adventures for Cancer Survivors That Promote Healing and Strengthening of the Mind, Body and Spirit

Inspire, empower, and heal cancer survivors of all ages
with any diagnosis and the people who love them

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Inspiring you to get outdoors, engage in recreational physical activity, and connect with one another for emotional and peer support.


Empowering you to embrace an active lifestyle rich with recreation and friendships, all of which have been demonstrated to improve overall health.


Healing time spent outdoors, even without physical activity, improves your mood and reduces depression and anxiety.

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River Discovery’s main focus is providing once in a lifetime experiences for survivors out on our gorgeous Idaho rivers. Each adventure designed to inspire, empower and heal out in nature.


Boise has a lot to offer! Join us for fun activities like snowshoeing, stand up paddle boarding, ice skating, art workshops, and First Thursdays – keeping our community connected.


Activities that include the whole family. From 1-day rafting trips to Summer stand up paddle boarding sessions, we create experiences to empower you and those you love.

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27sep6:00 pmFeaturedOktoberBreast 2024 - Save the DateOktoberBreast 2024: September 27th, 2024, from 6-9 PM at Franz Witte Garden Center

Our Stories

My experience on the river taught me many lessons, but the primary one that has stuck with me is that in this crazy world… the only answer is to be kind to one another, no matter how hard it is.
– 2017 Adventurer

It was a fabulous confirmation that cancer has not taken away my ability to be out in the natural world, to enjoy the outdoors and so many activities that bring joy to my life. And that I am not too old a dog to learn a new trick or two.

– 2016 Adventurer 

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.”

– 2018 Adventurer

It was an amazing week! I’m so thankful I was able to be a part of this trip. The river has always been a healing place for me and this was once again true, but especially so with other cancer survivors.”

– 2018 Adventurer


The Salmon River adventure is exactly what I needed as a stage 4 breast cancer survivor – and best of all to spend it with other amazing survivors surrounded by God’s Glory! “

– 2018 Participant

I got more out of this adventure than I could ever imagine. I have had serious medical issues and being with this group allowed me to open up and also absorb so much from others. “

– 2019 Adventurer


Loved every minute of it! Having recently finished five months of treatment, this experience helped me feel that I finally had my life back.”

– 2018 Adventurer

“Life changing. I wish every cancer survivor could have this experience. It changed my brain chemistry.”

– 2021 Adventurer

I still think about this experience almost every day, and it’s been a year since our adventure.  It taught me so much about myself that I didn’t even know.  I’m much stronger than I thought I was, both mentally and physically.

– 2019 Adventurer

Adventure in Action

In 2011, Katsey Long and Dusty Stepp took cameras on our teen and adult River Discovery trips.  Here is that story.