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.”


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

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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!

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Sailing on the Chardonnay

Date: Weds, Oct 4th
Location: Chardonnay Sailing Charters (790 Mariner Pkwy. #A, Santa Cruz, CA 95062)
Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
Cost: $20 (includes one companion per participant)

Come aboard the Chardonnay II and float out of the harbor into the Monterey Bay, where you will see the amazing Santa Cruz coastline from a new perspective! The steady winds, moderate swell, spectacular scenery and abundance of sea life make our bay one of the most ideal sailing locations on the West Coast.