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Founded in 1994 by Foster Andersen, a quadriplegic survivor of a spinal cord injury, Shared Adventures has provided hundreds of life-enriching recreational and social activities for people with special needs.

There are too few recreational programs and activities available to meet the needs of physically and developmentally challenged populations on the Central Coast. According to 2000 Census data, there are over 10,063 individuals ages 16 to 64 with work disabilities, mobility limitations and self-care limitations in Santa Cruz County. This represents over 6.5% of the population.

We create opportunities to enjoy arts and social interaction, as well as engage with the natural environment through outdoor recreation. Our diverse Calendar of Activities includes kayaking, art classes, surfing, trips to local venues, sailing, indoor rock-climbing, river rafting, dance parties with live music, archery, camping trips, whale watching, bowling, horseback riding, table tenniss and much more. We are always searching for new, fun activities to add to our calender, so keep checking back for updates!