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Beach Wheelchairs

SHARED ADVENTURES BEACH CHAIR RENTAL
(831) 459-7210
Ask for directions
Shared Adventures Beach Chair Request Form
Offers daily and weekly beach wheelchair rentals at low prices. Chair is all-terrain, disassembles easily without tools to fit into a car trunk, and has weight capacity exceeding 325 pounds yet the entire chair weighs only 37 pounds.

CITY OF SANTA CRUZ BEACH WHEELCHAIR PROGRAM

To find out which California beaches offer wheelchairs, click here.

A beach wheel chair is available with photo ID from city lifeguards at tower #1 on Cowell Beach during the following times of service: weekends from spring break to Memorial Day weekend; every day during June, July and August; and weekends from Labor Day until the end of October. The beach chairs may only be used on the city’s Main Beach and cannot be taken off-site to another location. Arrangements may be made to use a chair when lifeguards are not in service by calling lifeguard headquarters at 420-6015. There are also beach wheelchairs available at Natural Bridges and Seacliff State Beaches. Inquire at visitors’ centers for more details.


Beach wheelchair at Cowell's Beach

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

BOARDWALK BOWL
115 Cliff St, Santa Cruz 95060
426-3324www.boardwalkbowl.com
Accessible restrooms, parking, and entry. Three ramps allow bowling for people in wheelchairs—roll racks also available.

ROARING CAMP RAILROADS
5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton 95018
335-4484 • www.roaringcamp.com
Accessible beach train offers a railroad journey from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk through scenic San Lorenzo River Gorge to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and back. Adults $19, kids $15, under 3 ride free.

SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz 95060
423-5590www.beachboardwalk.com/01_plan.html
California’s oldest amusement park, the Boardwalk is a half-mile-long historic amusement park with more than 34 rides and attractions, dozens of restaurants, shops, games, indoor arcades and miniature golf. Generally accessible. See our accessibility guide on our website or call for detailed accessibility information.

CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION
Access for Visitors with Disabilities
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21944
This page offers many useful links, including a State Parks Accessible Features Search Page and information about the recent settlement of a 1998 lawsuit, under which the Department has committed to a comprehensive plan for improving access for park visitors with physical disabilities so that they can fully participate in the many recreational programs offered at California State Parks.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FARM BUREAU
141 Monte Vista Ave, Watsonville 95076
724-1356 • 688-0748 • www.sccgb.com
A listing of farms selling direct to consumers available on request. Many of the farms provide access to disabled customers. The best way to learn what is available is to obtain a map and then call the farm of your interest. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to above address.



Admiring the giant redwood trees at Henry Cowell Sate Park



RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

AQUA SAFARIS
6896 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz 96062
479-4386www.aquasafaris.com
Aqua Safaris Scuba Center is active with Shared Adventures (see page 21), and provides full access to scuba classes and services.

CABRILLO COLLEGE ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
(see listing under Education)

LICHEN OAKS ADAPTIVE RIDING CENTER
114 Quail Hollow Rd. Felton CA 95018
831 335-2347 • www.lichenoaksarc.org

Provides Therapeutic Riding and Equine Facilitated Learning for people age 5-95 at their ranch in Felton. Lichen Oaks is a PATH Member Center, adhering to the highest standards of safety and professionalism.  Provides group or individual hour-long lessons at their world-class facility which includes an indoor arena.

MONTEREY BAY HORSEMANSHIP & THERAPEUTIC CENTER
783 San Andreas Road, La Selva Beach
(831) 761-1142
www.mbhorsecenter.com
Offering classes and camps for individuals with special needs. A full inclusion facility providing support where needed. Located oceanside within a private, gated, campus environment. Offers a safe environment for children and adults with all levels of ability. Trail riding, vaulting and pony cart driving classes offered Monday through Saturday.

PACIFIC YACHTING
790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz 95062
423-SAIL (7245) • (800) 374-2626 www.pacificsail.comsail@cruzio.com
Sailing school and yacht charter company; offers all levels of sailing instruction, skippered and bareboat charters, and Corporate Team Building regattas. Pacific Yachting is in the process of creating a program that offers people with special needs the opportunity to sail or to learn to sail for free.

RIDE A WAVE (RAW)
PO Box 7606, Santa Cruz 95061
216-6034 • www.rideawave.org
Volunteer, nonprofit organization that enables children with special needs to experience the joys of the beach, including the thrill of riding a wave, through surf camps and more. Contact us to set up a camp, or to sign up for a scheduled event.

SHARED ADVENTURES
PO Box 396, Santa Cruz 95061
459-7210www.sharedadventures.org
Committed to providing recreational opportunities to people with special needs, Shared Adventures offers a year-long calendar of recreational activities and events such as sailing, rock climbing, hiking and bowling for people of all ages and abilities. The highlight of the year is Day on the Beach, a free event where over 150 people with special needs are given the opportunity to surf, float, scuba dive, kayak or outrigger canoe. Sliding scale fees.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MONTEREY BAY REGION
5 Harris Court, Building N5, Monterey 93940
373-1972www.sonc.org
(follow links to “Monterey Bay region”)
Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people eight years of age and older with developmental disabilities. Special Olympics Monterey Bay supports the following sports: aquatics, bowling, cycling, floor hockey, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, roller skating, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, basketball, athletics, long-distance running and powerlifting.

THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN VAULTING
1756 Garza Lane, Santa Cruz 95062 • 464-9644
Therapeutic vaulting for children with special needs who weigh 100 pounds or less. $70 for 4 classes per month.

RESIDENTIAL SUMMER CAMPS

EASTER SEAL CAMP HARMON
16403 Hwy. 9, Boulder Creek 95006
338-3383 phone/TTY
Ages 8-adult
For people of all abilities—swimming, boating, arts and crafts, fishing, horseback riding, archery, sports. Costs vary. Some scholarships available.


MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION CAMP
(Occidental) • (415) 673-7500
Ages 6-17 with a neuromuscular disease who are registered with MDA. Fishing, horseback riding, swimming, crafts. Free.

MOUNT CROSS LUTHERAN CAMP—Special Friends
7759 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond 95006
336-5179www.mtcross.org
Christian Camp for children (Grades 3-12) of all faiths, who are developmentally delayed, autistic or have other disabilities. Traditional camp activities. Committed to making camp affordable to all who want to come.

PARK DISCOUNTS

ACCESS PASS
Free for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. This pass may provide a 50% discount on some fees charged for camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. It generally does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees.

It may be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining an Access Pass through the mail is ten dollars ($10) for processing the application (the Pass is free).



Let us know about your favorite accessible resource, order a print version of the guide, or just tell us what you think! We welcome your thoughts, tips, suggestions and contributions.We can be reached at:

Shared Adventures
PO BOX 396
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

(831) 459-7210

info@sharedadventures.org

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