Frequently Asked Questions
We’re here to help! Many questions arise when planning activities and events.
The below questions are grouped by what applies to Participants, Volunteers, and Sponsors. There are also questions answered at the bottom that apply specifically to our two largest events, Day on the Beach and Camp Adventures.
To speak with a Shared Adventures representative, please contact us.
Phone: (831) 459-7210
Office Hours: Our office is open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 11am-5:30pm
FAQ for Participants
FAQ for Volunteers
If you or your group need to volunteer and have a special project or idea you’d like to collaborate with, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re not sure what you’d like to volunteer for, contact Shared Adventures with your interest and skills. We’d be happy to give you more information about find a rewarding volunteer opportunity suited for you!
FAQ for Donors and Sponsors
FAQ for Day on the Beach
Another alternative to parking near the beach is to park downtown and take the historic Santa Cruz Trolley. The trolley takes passengers from downtown Santa Cruz (infront of the Del Mar Theatre) and drops off right at Cowell Beach. Only 25 cents to ride! For more information visit santacruztrolley.com
If you are not participating in an ocean activity but are planning on attending the Beach Party, we ask that you still sign up online so that Shared Adventures can be prepared with the proper amount of food and water. Sign up for the Beach Party here.
If you would like to sign up as a volunteer, please do so through the Day on the Beach website. It is important that volunteers pre-register to ensure the most successful event possible. If you are signing up as a volunteer to assist with the ocean activities (outrigger canoe, kayak, SCUBA diving) someone from Shared Adventures will contact you to ask about your experience level.Sign up as a volunteer here.
Water! We will have water available, but it is always good to keep some with you.
Extra warm layers. The beach will be foggy in the morning and clear up as the day goes on.
Beach towels, folding chairs, umbrellas for shade, etc. Shared Adventures will supply chairs and shade while you are wating for your ocean activity and at the eating area.
A Swimsuit! Bring or wear your swimsuit to the event, especially if you’ll be participating in the ocean activities.
If you need a break from the sun, you can walk across the street to the Monterey Santuary Exploration Center. Less than a 5 minute walk from the beach, you can explore exhibits and interactive displays highlighting the sanctuary and its incredible underwater environment. Free tours of the sanctuary will be given to Day on the Beach participants throughout the day!
There will be a few items for sale at the event, including Day on the Beach T-shirts and other Shared Adventures’ merchandise. Please bring cash or a checkbook with you if you plan to purchase anything at the beach.