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Welcome to Shared Adventures!

Founded on the belief that recreation, fun, challenge and access to the outdoors are an essential part of a healthy and fulfilling life, Shared Adventures is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living with disabilities.

What's New

Shared Adventures has been selected for Santa Cruz Gives fundraising campaing! During this time, people can tap into this site where all donations will be matched by a grant from the Santa Cruz community foundation and the Packard Foundation. The link goes live November 25th. You can also write a check to Santa Cruz Gives Foundation and in the memo state its for Shared Adventures and mail it to P.O. Box 396 Santa Cruz, CA 95061. Click here for the SC Gives Donor Form!

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Coming up...


Bow and Arrow
Archery Lessons:
When: Saturday, November 21; 10:00am- 12:00 pm
Where: Santa Cruz Indoor Archery Range
(141 Brookwood Dr. at Delaveaga Park, Santa Cruz)
Cost: Free (but space is limited so sign up quickly)

Archery builds motor skills, persistence, strength, and focus, plus it's great fun and provides instant positive feedback. You'll be trained by experienced members of Santa Cruz ArchersSpace is limited for this free activity so sign up quickly! All skill levels are invited to attend. Adaptive equipment available for toes with visual disabilities. Participants must be at least 10.


2014 Year-In-Review

Shared Adventures provided hundreds of activities and classes throughout 2014, serving over 2,000 participants! View our Year in Review to see a letter from Foster Andersen and an overview of all the activities Shared Adventures provided in 2014.

Fostered Adventures

Our new giving program, Fostered Adventures, is an opportunity for you to provide affordable, monthly support to Shared Adventures. Be a program sponsor in Social Adventures, Paralympic Sports, Outdoor education, or sponsor an artist or gardener!

Fall 2015 Activities calendar

For a complete schedule of activities, check out our online activities calendar, or click the button to the left for a printable version!


Day on the Beach Image

The 23rd Annual Day on the Beach was a huge success! Over 300 inviduals with disabilities participated in kayaking, SCUBA diving, outrigger canoeing, and beach wheelchair rides. For the first time ever, adaptive rock climbing was included in the experience! A record number of 250 volunteers came out to support the event. Please take a look at our Day on the Beach Sponsors page to see the individuals and businesses who made this great day possible!

Shared Adventures is so excited to announce that we met our fundraising goal for the Human Race! Thanks to everyone who supported Team Foster & our Board of Directors!