We serve people aged 4-24, although we’ve been know to stretch the age range a bit. We serve all types of developmental, illness, or accident/ injury induced special needs such as; Autism, Down syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular dystrophy, vision or hearing impairment, cancer, spinal cord injuries, etc.
We are frequently told that children approach new experiences with and open mind and can do attitude after participating in a Best Day event.
Our volunteers are an amazing group of people sharing their time, passion and skills to make Best Days possible. Volunteers range from students to rocket scientists and everything in between. If you enjoy the ocean, good people and kids, we’re pretty sure you will have a blast volunteering with us creating best days for all.
A Typical Event Schedule
7:30 Volunteers check in and get started with venue set up
8:30 Volunteer meeting
9:00 Participants check-in get matched with their beach buddy
9:30 All hands welcome/warm up exercises
9:45 – 12:00 Activities
12:45 Award ceremony
1:00 Photos/Participants free to leave – Volunteers begin take down/clean up/pack up
2:00 Everyone free to leave
Participants – Do you have a child with special needs?
We provide an inclusive day of fun taking on new challenges in a warm supportive environment where parents can take a break and our passionate and patient volunteers can often help the kids we serve take major steps their parents didn’t think possible. We provide all the needed safety gear for your child so all you have to worry about is arriving on time and having a change of clothes, a camera, and any special food items as we cater to a wide range of needs and can not meet individual food requirements. Please check out our Kids with Special Needs page from more info.
Volunteer – Want to share your passion for the outdoors, adventure activities or helping others enjoy the ocean and or snow?
We have opportunities to help make a difference for just about everyone… no special skills needed, but if you have some you’d like to share we can always make use of special skills, knowledge, experience etc.
Our volunteers tell us that they had more fun than the kids and families they were serving. For more information please check out our Volunteer page.
Support – We are a volunteer based organization that provides our activities for free. We are supported by a generous community of donors and sponsors and would love to have you join us. A monthly donation of just $15 will give a child with special needs a chance to experience the thrill of riding a wave, and more importantly, feel the sense of accomplishment of facing a challenge. We hear stories after almost every event about what parents call life changing moments for themselves or their child. You can be a part of creating these amazing experiences that last a lifetime with your donation.