RFP for Santa Cruz Gives! is now open. 2018 Application
GIVE through
December 31

Shared Adventures

Shared Adventures

Organization Mission

Founded on the belief that recreation, challenge, fun and access to the outdoors are essential parts of a fulfilling life, Shared Adventures is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with disabilities.

Our opportunities for social and recreational interaction for disabled people encourage self-confidence, cooperation, decision-making, leadership skills, outdoor skills, and environmental awareness.

The Big Idea:
Camping & Outdoor Adventures for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Our goal is to increase the number of trips to the beautiful state parks and beaches of Santa Cruz County for camping and outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. These opportunities help people with disabilities receive the tremendous positive benefits that outdoor recreation can have on their mental and physical health, and overall well-being.

These trips will be made accessible with the help of experienced guides, recreational therapists, volunteer support, and adaptive equipment such as all-terrain wheelchairs to ensure as many as possible can be included.

“Shared Adventures provides opportunities for people to enjoy life’s greatest gifts; friendship, caring and community. My friends and I look forward to the events and celebrations throughout the year!”

Jeanne Marie, Santa Cruz