As one of our 2019 participants put it,

“Renewed, energized, full of joy!”

River Discovery, founded in 2006, continues to build programs for cancer survivors of all ages and diagnoses.

In 2024. I am looking forward to beginning my seventh year as Executive Director of River Discovery.  We completed an entire successful adventure season in 2023, including adding a number of Healing Waters trips to serve more families.

Having lost my father in cancer in 2020 connected me to our mission in an even deeper way.  Taking him on the river during the pandemic allowed our family to be together and find so much joy in each others presence.

– Betsy Carver, Executive Director


River Discovery offers outdoor adventures for cancer survivors that promote healing and strengthening of the mind, body and spirit.  Programs are created to inspire, empower, and heal survivors of all ages and with any diagnosis.


Getting survivors outdoors, engaged in recreational physical activity, and connected with one another for emotional and peer support. Striving to empower survivors and their loved ones to embrace an active lifestyle rich with recreation, friendships, and nourishing foods, all of which have been demonstrated to improve overall health.


Cancer affects many aspects of people’s lives including their ability to trust their body, challenge themselves, and allow themselves to let go and live. Adventures in nature rejuvenates the spirit, inspires and empowers survivors strength and confidence to take on the healing challenges the future may hold.

2024 Adventures

2024 Summer Adventures Open Until Full

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business sponsors, and volunteers in our community

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