Adventure Is For Everyone

“What does the challenged community need? Recreation!”

—Foster Andersen, Shared Adventures Founder

Here at Shared Adventures, we get people outdoors and moving beyond limitation. A non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life for those with disabilities, we believe that recreation, fun, challenge, and access to the outdoors are essential to health and fulfillment.

Girl with Autism learning archery
Thank you so much for your kind welcome of my grand-daughter Mira, my daughter Helen and I today at the archery range. It is not often we have been so completely accepted and drawn into participatory activity…The archery built her self-confidence and she left feeling better about herself. Thank you for all the great things you have done for this community.”

Participate

If you are living with physical and/or developmental challenges of any kind, we want to assist you in finding your adventure.

Register for an event

Volunteer

Do you have a special skill such as kayaking or rock climbing? Or just enjoy giving a helping hand? We would love for you to join us!

Find out how you can help

Day on the Beach Registration opens June 14th at 10:00am!

Event Date: July 14th, 2018 

Location: Cowell’s beach, Santa Cruz  (21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz 95060)

Day on the Beach is the highlight of each year, when more than 300 people with special needs, 400+ family members and friends, and over 250 enthusiastic volunteers team up to share a full day of adaptive sports—kayaking, outrigger canoeing, SCUBA diving, beach wheelchair rides—and life-changing memories. Day on the Beach has given participants and volunteers an unforgettable experience of breaking through barriers to see dreams become reality. Live music, games, and fun all included in the free event! 

To participate in ocean activities or just join for the beach party, please register on our website starting June 14th. Space is limited.