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Fall/Winter 2015 Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Adventures and Outings Calendar
Note: Trips range in length from 2-8 hours. For more information call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. PST.
Sunday, July 2: Bowling and lunch
Location to be announced. Possible Diablo Lanes Concord and lunch at either El Molino (for Mexican) or Old Spaghetti Factory in Concord. Plan B: Bowling in Brentwood. Program fee is $15 for participants and $5 program fee for volunteers if they want to bowl. Plus cost of lunch. Deadline is on Monday, July 26.
Wednesday, July 5: The Moth StorySLAM – Beauty
Note this is an evening outing going from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Meet at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House, about 2.5 half blocks north west of the Downtown Berkeley Bart station. The address is 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704. We will meet our front at 7:00 pm and if you want to attend this outing, I already purchase the tickets. Check with box office or website (see link directory below) for ticket availability. The cost is $12 a ticket for everyone (volunteer and participants). Deadline is on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Friday, July 7: Indoor rock climbing at Ironworks
You will be working with adults with physical disabilities and or visual impairments. Transportation is available at Ed Roberts Campus (ERC) at 11:45 am and we will depart at noon or you can meet us Iron Works located at 800 Potter St, Berkeley, CA 94710 at 12:15 pm. We will climb from 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm. Please remember to do waivers prior to arrival. $10 program fee for participants. No program fee for volunteers. Deadline is on Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Friday, July 7: Shopping at Costco
We will drop folks at ERC after rock climbing and pick up folks for Costco. If you wish to drive you can meet us at Richmond Costco (4801 Central Ave, Richmond, CA 94804) out in front of the exit at 3:15 pm. We will need volunteers with shopping, loading the bus, and unloading at the participants home. This outing will go from 2:30 pm to 5:00 or 6:00 pm depending on traffic and loading. Program fee is $5. Deadline is on Sunday, July 2, 2017.
July 14 to July 16: Camping trip Lake Del Valle
In Livermore, I may have 1 or 2 volunteer’s spots available. Timing depart at ERC at 2:00 pm or 2:30 pm and Sunday we will leave Livermore sometimes after 3:00 or 3:30 pm. Program fee is $15 Deadline is on Sunday, July 2, 2017. 15 spots available for youth and their families. A&O spots currently full. Note if the youth and families don’t take the available spots, I will open slots for A&O adults.
Saturday, July 15: Day trip to Lake Del Valle
$10 program fee for participants and $5 fee for volunteers. This will be a long day from approximately 10 am to 10 pm. Deadline is on Sunday, July 2, 2017. Note we may have to start earlier.
Thursday, July 20: DISABILITY & CLIMATE CHANGE
Meet at ERC at 5:30 pm until 8pm. The World Institute on Disability is hosting a workshop looking at the connection between climate change and disability. Join us as we learn more and prepare for the future!
The workshop will include: Learn the basics of climate change and how it will affect the world, from storms to drought, Explore the connection between climate change and disability: What does it mean for this community? Discover opportunities for change: what can we do as individuals and a movement?
Connect with other attendees to truly make a difference! Snacks and food will be provided from 5-5:30 PM, so join us for food and a little meet-and-great! Please register with Lori by Monday, July 10 with your accommodations. Please meet at ERC. No transportation provided. This event is free.
Sunday, July 23: A Walk for All Senses on the Ohlone Greenway and Lunch
Meet at ERC at 10:00 am and leaving at 10:15 am if you want to ride with us or you can take Bart to North Berkeley where the hike will start from.
A Walk for All Senses on the Ohlone Greenway
Sunday, July 23 @ 11 a.m.
Leaders: Janet Byron and Robert Johnson
Start: North Berkeley BART Station (southeast side)
Join the co-authors of Berkeley Walks: Revealing Rambles in America’s Most Intriguing City for this accessible stroll — or roll — along the Ohlone Greenway in Berkeley. We’ll focus on the varied sights, sounds, touches, smells, and tastes along 1.2 miles of this flat, well-loved bike and pedestrian trail on a former railroad right-of-way. At Marin Avenue, you can continue to Solano Avenue for lunch at a nearby eatery or double back with the group, passing a few more restaurants on Gilman Street. Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) is co-sponsoring this walk. The route has sitting areas and accessible restrooms, and service and guide dogs are welcome. If you are physically disabled or sight impaired and need transportation, contact BORP’s Lori Gray by July 1 at (510) 849-4663, ext. 1373 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Janet and Bob will have books for sale for $20 (cash, check, or credit card).
North Berkeley BART last Wednesday and talked to the attendant – the restrooms there are accessible and open to the public. There is also an accessible toilet at Cedar Rose Park along the Ohlone Greenway, not too far from the BART station. We’ll turn the walk around at Marin Avenue (1.2 miles from BART) rather than Solano (1.5 miles from BART) as previously discussed, but you’re welcome to go on to Solano Avenue or leave the walk at Marin. Or you can walk back with us to the Gilman eateries. If restrooms are needed at the end on Marin, the Albany library is right there and has accessible restrooms and is open on Sundays 1 to 5p.
About timing: We will begin the walk at 11 a.m., so if restrooms are needed at the start, you can plan your arrival at the station accordingly. Round trip, we expect the walk will last two hours with a stop at the community gardens on the Greenway at Hopkins for refreshments around 1130a.
$10 program fee for participants plus cost of lunch and no program fee for volunteers plus cost of lunch. Deadline is on Monday, July 10, 2017.
Tuesday, July 25: Coastal Outing Equal Access day at Big Breaks on the Delta (Brentwood)
Approximate time is at 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. $10 program fee for participants and no fee for fee for volunteers. Deadline is on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
Friday, July 28: Wheelchair Accessible Carriage Rides with Access Adventures (Fairfield)
Program fee is $10. Deadline is on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
Sunday, July 30: Coastal Outing Hike Kennedy park in Napa River
We may do brunch at a Mexican restaurant called Compadres Rio Grille on the Napa river. Approximate timing 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and $10 program fee for participants and no fee for volunteers. Note if we go to lunch, cost of food is not included. Deadline is on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
Wednesday, August 2: The Moth StorySLAM
Note this is an evening outing going from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Meet at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House, about 2.5 half blocks north west of the Downtown Berkeley Bart station. The address is 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704. We will meet our front at 7:00 pm and if you want to attend this outing, I already purchase the tickets. Check with box office or website (see link directory below) for ticket availability. The cost is $12 a ticket for everyone (volunteer and participants). Deadline Tuesday, July 25.
Friday, August 4: Indoor rock climbing at Ironworks
You will be working with adults with physical disabilities and or visual impairments. Transportation is available at Ed Roberts Campus (ERC) at 11:45 am and we will depart at noon or you can meet us Iron Works located at 800 Potter St, Berkeley, CA 94710 at 12:15 pm. We will climb from 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm. Please remember to do waivers prior to arrival. $10 program fee for participants. No program fee for volunteers. Deadline is on Tuesday, July 25.
Friday, August 4: Shopping at Costco
We will drop folks at ERC after rock climbing and pick up folks for Costco. If you wish to drive you can meet us at Richmond Costco (4801 Central Ave, Richmond, CA 94804) more information to follow. We will need volunteers with shopping, loading the bus, and unloading at the participants home. Program fee is $5. Dead is on Sunday, July 30.
Sunday, August 6: Wheelchair Accessible Carriage Rides with Access Adventures (Fairfield)
the approximate time is 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. $15 program fee for participants and no fee for volunteers. Deadline is on Tuesday, August 1.
Sunday, August 13: Possible Wine and Olive oil tasting in Sonoma or Napa
$15 program fee for participants plus cost of lunch and no fee for volunteers. Note if volunteers want to wine taste, cost is $10. Deadline is on Tuesday, August 1.
Saturday, August 19: Coastal Outing Possible evening hike at Point Pinole and dinner afterward
Participant program fee is $10 plus cost of meal. Volunteers will only pay for their meal.
Sunday, August 20: Possible gathering at participant home
Program fee is $10, Deadline is on Tuesday, August 1. More info to follow
Sunday, August 27: Archery at Redwood Bowman and possible hike Brentwood Regional
Program fee $15 for participants and no fee for volunteers. Deadline is on Tuesday, August 15.
*This list is a work-in-progress; trips are often added or sometimes changed. Please note it is important that you attend the outings that you sign up for. Once we schedule an outing, we are unable to cancel the driver once they have been scheduled. Note for any outdoor outing, I will come up with a rain plan and let folks know what that’s going to be. Participants are responsible for getting themselves to and from the pickup points independently. Every attempt will be made to meet paratransit pickup times, however, often due to traffic and other circumstances beyond our control, we may get back later and folks will have to find their own way home.
Volunteers are needed to make BORP trips possible. We do have outings where volunteer support is limited so I cannot guarantee a one to one ratio of volunteer to participant. Participants must be able to follow other participants or independently navigate for themselves.
Just follow two easy steps:
- Call the BORP office for trip details and availability at 510-849-4663, ext.1380 for the recorded line. Or call BORP Adventures and Outings coordinator, Lori Gray at 510-843-4398, Tuesdays and Thursdays (AFTER 10 am ONLY, please).
- Mail in fees (note that your space is not confirmed until payment is received.)
We accept checks or money orders for advanced registration. Please make checks payable to BORP and note the trip name and date(s) on the check. Mail payment to:
Adventures and Outings
3075 Adeline St., Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94703
Please note: We now have Rachel at the front desk. She’s generally in the office in the afternoon. At this time we are still not ready to take credit card payments, because the credit card companies are charging an extra fee and taking it out of the program fee. If possible, when we take credit card payments again, we will be adding a processing fee per transaction. We have to figure out what that fee would be. I will keep you posted on changes. So for the time being, we’re still accepting checks.
Please note, the BORP office suite number has been changed from #155 to #200. Everything else is the same.
We want you to participate in BORP outings. Call us and we can talk about payment plans or scholarships.
For cancellation and refund policies for outings and adventure programs, call Lori Gray or the BORP Office.
Full refunds are given only if we must cancel an outing. In the event of illness or other emergencies, please call the specified trip leader or outings and adventures coordinator. Credit may be possible.
BORP trips are possible because of dedicated people who generously donate their time and energy. You too can be one of these lovely people. Sighted guides are especially needed for hikes and riding tandem bikes. Call the office for more information.
About BORP trips:
We believe that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides. We make every effort to accommodate your needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. BORP plans trips for a wide spectrum of abilities, including wheelchair users, slow walkers and people with visual impairments. BORP however, does not provide attendants on trips, but will offer discounted trip fees for caregivers when possible. Family and friends are welcome on all of our trips – just let us know who is coming and their needs.
BORP trips operate on two basic tenets: One, A successful trip requires group participation, and two, a little dirt is good for the soul. The line between volunteer and participant is often blurred, as we all share responsibility for the group’s well-being. However, every person is responsible for setting their own boundaries and limitations. Safety is our first priority on all BORP outings and events.
Winter schedules often include an exciting variety of musicals that offer wheelchair seating, audio, description and ASL interpretation.
Many BORP trips fill quickly, so we urge you to register early.