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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.
Friday January 13 – Trip to Costco. Program fee, $5. Deadline January 5.
Sunday January 15 – Coastal Hike Half Moon Bay, rain plan brunch at Assemble and meeting at participant’s home. Program fee is pay for meal and tip. Deadline January 7.
Wednesday January 18 – Movie: Singing in the Rain. Program fee $15. Deadline January 15.
Sunday January 22 – Rain plan Oakland Museum of California. Program fee $10. Deadline January 20.
Tuesday January 24 – Indoor rock climbing. Program fee $10. Deadline January 20.
Saturday January 28 – World Dance at Ed Roberts Campus. Program fee $11 for adults, $8 for seniors 55+. Deadline January 25.
Sunday January 29 – Possible movie, will go to a participants home to watch a movie with audio description. Note if the crowd is too large, we will either go watch a movie in the theater or I will come up with another option. $10 program fee to be used for refreshments. Deadline January 25.
Monday January 30 – Disability awareness training for California Natural History Center at the Ed Roberts Campus. I could use some participants help with this training. Light refreshments provided. Deadline January 25.
Tuesday February 1 – Evening outing. Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley. “The Moth Story Slam.” Show starts at 7:30pm. This is an open mic story competition. Program fee $10. Deadline January 23. If folks would like, then we could grab a bite beforehand. Cost of meal is separate.
Friday February 3 – Evening event. Freight and Salvage. Holly Mere with Tammy Hall and Jan Martinelli. Program fee $25. Deadline January 20.
Saturday February 4 – Possible volunteer orientation. Location to be announced and more info to follow.
Friday February 10 – Costco. Program fee $5. We need volunteers to assist with shopping, loading, and unloading purchases at participants homes. Deadline February 5.
Saturday February 11 – Indoor rock climbing for Oakland youth. This will be a 2 hour climbing opportunity at Ironworks in Berkeley
Sunday February 12 – Cosumnes River Preserve in Gault. Note this trip will have a late start time of noon and we will not be home until 7:30 or so. It will take an hour and a half to two hours to get there, and the same in return. We’ll plan to be a Cosumnes before sunset to watch the sandhill cranes, ducks, geese, and other birds return to roost. This is an amazing outing. Additionally, this will most likely be a one bus outing. Some volunteers may need to carpool. Program fee for participants $15. We may be able to transport a minimum number of volunteers. Deadline February 1. Rain plan: trip to the De Young, more information to follow.
Sunday February 19 – Possible coastal hike. Program fee $15. More information to follow, including location. Deadline February 1.
Sunday February 26 – Ano Nuevo to check out the elephant seals with junior blind. Note this trip is limited to members of junior blind only.
Sunday February 26 – Possible bowling outing in Concord if a second bus is available. Program fee $15 for participants, $10 for volunteers. Deadline February 15. We’ll plan to bowl and then have Mexican food at El Molino.
Wednesday March 1 – Evening event at Freight and Salvage. Moth Story Slam (All these wonders). This event is all ages and collections of 5 minute stories about the trials and tribulations of life on the road. Program fee $10. Deadline February 15.
Saturday March 4 – Hike on the Bay Trail and Rosie the Riveter in Richmond. Program fee $10. Early deadline February 15.
Sunday March 5 – Ano Nuevo with Adventures and Outings. Program fee $15 for participants, $10 for volunteers and attendants. Deadline February 15. Note there are only 2 wheelchair spots in the Ano Nuevo van. Other folks who use chairs will need to transfer into regular seats. This trip goes rain or shine.
Friday March 10 – Costco. Program fee $5. We need volunteers to assist with shopping, loading, and unloading purchases at participants homes. Deadline March 1.
Sunday March 12 – Coastal hike, Half Moon Bay. Program fee $15. Deadline March 1. Rain plan: Conservatory of Flowers. More info to follow.
Sunday March 19 – Boat cruise on the bay. More info to follow.
Wednesday March 22 – One Touch Self Defense workshop for O.U.S.D. visually impaired. This will be most likely a 3 hour training. And we may need a couple volunteers.
Saturday March 25 or Sunday March 26 – One Touch Self Defense workshop training for adults at ERC. This will be a 4 hour training. Cost $50. Early deadline March 1. Payment due prior to class. We need 25 people. Note if we do the self defense workshop, on Saturday, we can then do the wine tasting on Sunday. If we need to do the workshop on Sunday, then we will reschedule the wine tasting.
Sunday March 26 – Wine tasting in Sonoma at Jacuzzi Family Vineyard. We will also head to the Sonoma Cheese Factory for lunch before wine tasting. Program fee for participants $15, for volunteers $10 if they want to wine taste.
Thursday March 30 and Friday March 31 – Over night trip to Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa with O.U.S.D. visually impaired program. BORP staff and volunteers may stay over night at the camp with the kids or go up on Thursday and then go up again on Friday, depending on folks availability.
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.