A Walk on Water
A Walk On Water provides Surf Therapy to children with special needs or disability. The ocean’s transformative properties empower our participants, who enjoy a much-deserved day of laughter, love, and acceptance alongside their family. For one perfect, restorative day at the beach, there are no labels. Everyone is an Athlete. National organization which provides events periodically in Southern California. Check website for calendar.
Best Day Foundation – Adventure Activities for Kids with Special Needs
Best Day Foundation is a volunteer organization that helps children and young adults ages 4 -24 with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more. All volunteer organization. Has Orange County and San Diego chapters.
Stoke for Life Foundation
The main goal for the Stoke for Life Foundation is to bring
awareness to the rehabilitative benefits of adaptive water sports through clinics and education. Our goals are to introduce these benefits in an effort to advance adaptive water sports and to raise awareness for access to our beach communities for those with disabilities. Stoke for life will host paddle clinics for adaptive paddle boarding and adaptive surfing; these will be free open clinics to further education of adaptive water sports, beach access for the disabled, and the advancements in adaptive water sports equipment. National organization which provides events periodically in Southern California. Check website for more info.
San Juan Capistrano
Surfing Camp for children with autism. Refer to website for camp
dates. Dates available online in April. Registration must be
completed online. Provides a free camp, free lunch, snacks ,and
beverages for the participants and their families.
Waves of Impact
Many people have found that getting in the ocean can be an incredible stress reducing activitie. Waves of Impact seeks to spread this experience through free surf camps for kids with special challenges and injured veterans.
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