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Frequently Asked Questions

We're here to help! Many questions arise when planning activities and events. Here's a few frequently asked questions to help with your needs!

If you would like to talk to a Shared Adventures representative, please contact Shared Adventures at (831) 459-7210 or email us at info@sharedadventures.org.

Our office is open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 11am-5:30pm

Participants

Is transportation provided?

Shared Adventures does not provide transportation. If you need help with transportation to activities, you can call Liftline at (831) 688-9663 or ParaCruz at (831) 425-4664 which you may be eligible to use at no cost. Carpools can sometimes be arranged.

How do I sign up for an activity?

To register to activities contact the Shared Adventures office. Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:0am - 5:30pm. The office number is (831) 459-7210. Or e-mail us at staff@sharedadventures.org

Can family members attend SA activities as well?

Family members are always welcome as spectators at events. Depending on the capacity of an event, there can sometimes be room for siblings or parents to participate as well. Priority will always be given to those with special needs. For mor einformation, ask us about activities the whole family can participate in.

When can I sign up for Day on the Beach?

Day on the Beach registration opens a month before the day of the event, typically the 3rd week of June. Registration will be announced on our website and e-mail list. Join our e-mail list to ensure you are notified when registration is open.

When can I sign up for Camp Adventures?

Camp Adventures Registration begins in May. Families will fill out a preliminary registration form and notific within a month if they are accepted to camp. Then you will receive the full campership application, liability waivers, and camp schedule. Registration will be announced on our website and e-mail list. Join our e-mail list to ensure you are notified when registration is open.

Who do I send my payments to and what kind of payments do you accept?

Shared Adventures can accept cash, checks, and credit. Advance checks to activity payments should be made out to Shared Adventures and mailed to PO BOX 396, Santa Cruz CA 95061 Credits cards can be accepted over the phone during office hours (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 11:00 am -5:30 pm).

If I cancel an activity I signed up for, can I be reimbursed for payment?

At least 48 hours notice is required for cancellations. Less than 48 hours will result in no refund. With notice, you may also transfer your payment to a different Shared Adventures activity.

Do you provide Scholarships and who can I request one?

Shared Adventures would like everyone to be able to participate in our program regardless of income level. If you are in need of a scholarship, please Contact Shared Adventures and send us your contact information, the activity you would like to attend, and why you would like to apply for a scholarship. Someone from Shared Adventures will contact you back shortly.

What ages are Shared Adventures activities for?

The majority of Shared Adventures activities are for people of all ages. If we do hold an activity that is explicitly for children or adults (i.e. Camp Adventures) we will state that in the activity description

Volunteers

What opportunities are there for volunteers?

There are a large variety of volunteer roles at Shared Adventures. Volunteers are always needed at our ongoing art, garden, and yoga programs. We also hold several large events a year in which 100+ volunteers are needed. See Day on the Beach or Day in the Sky for more information. There are a variety of activities happening throughout the year put on by volunteers, such as Indoor Rock Climbing, Kayaking, camping trips, dance parties, and so much more! Join our Volunteer E-mail List to stay updated on current volunteer opportunities.

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 info@sharedadventures.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!

How do I sign up to volunteer?

The best way to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities is to join our Volunteer E-mail List. We send out e-mail announcements whenever we are looking for volunteers. If you find an event or class that you want to volunteer for, contact the Shared Adventures office. Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00am - 5:30pm. The office number is (831) 459-7210. Or e-mail us at staff@sharedadvntures.org.

Are background checks required?

Background checks are required to volunteer as a counselor at Camp Adventures. Volunteers may be asked to sign a liability waiver at certain activities.

How old do i have to be to volunteer?

Shared Adventures welcomes volunteers of all ages. Call our office if you would like to discuss volunteer jobs that are best for you. Several of our volunteer jobs require significant experience and better suited for adults.

Can I receive community service hours for volunteering?

Yes, you can earn community service hours for volunteering at Shared Adventures