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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 May 3rd– Indoor Rock Climbing – Meet group at ERC 1030 am, depart 1040 am. Climb from 11-1(this climb only). No fee. Deadline for rock-climbing May 1st.
Friday May 3rd– Costco – We will need volunteers to assist with shopping and loading and unloading the bus at participants’ homes. $5 Participants program fee. No fee for Volunteers. Deadline is May 1st. One bus Costco.
Sunday May 5th– Access Adventures wheelchair accessible carriage rides in Fairfield and go somewhere after. Access Adventures participant fee is $15 and $5 suggested donation for volunteers. Everybody brings their own lunch. Deadline is May 1st.
Sunday May 12th– Mother’s Day hike, Lunch at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Leandro, hike at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline after lunch.
Sunday May 19th– Possible gathering at a participant’s home in Berkeley. We will most likely get lunch from Metzo, they have sandwiches, salads, and soup. Then we will hang out at the participant’s home.
If folks want, after we’re done hanging out around 3pm, we can head to the Berkeley Regal 7 theater to watch Steel Magnolias. Please note we have no transportation for this day, so folks will have to get themselves to and from various locations. Program fee is $10, no fee for volunteers just cost of lunch and movie. Deadline is May 14th. Please note if we don’t do the gathering on May 19th, we may do it in July. Also please note that if there are no volunteers we may just do the movie.
Sunday May 26th– No outing due to Labor Day Weekend.
Wednesday June 5th– The Moth story slam at Freight and Savage in Berkeley at 7pm, the topic is chemistry. Program fee $16 for participants and volunteers. Deadline May 29th. Transportation not provided.
Friday June 7th– Indoor Rock Climbing – Meet group at ERC 1030 am, depart 1040 am. Climb from 11-2. No fee. Deadline for rock-climbing May 31st. Folks will need to provide their own transportation. Costco – We will need volunteers to assist with shopping and loading and unloading the bus at participants’ homes. $5 Participants program fee. No fee for Volunteers. Deadline is May 31st. One bus Costco.
Sunday June 9th– Coastal outing: hike the Great Highway San Francisco. $10 program fee. Deadline May 25th. Please note this is part of Sunday Streets. Know we may only have 1 bus, so we may need some folks to meet us in the city.
Sunday June 16th– Possible movie outing in Berkeley at the Berkeley Regal 7. The movie is Field of Dreams, 1pm matinee. Please note we have no transportation for this day. Possible program fee is $10 for the movie, fee for volunteers just cost of movie. Deadline is June 9th.
Thursday June 20th– mini golf at Stagecoach Greens in San Francisco and lunch at the food trucks nearby. “Come play the city’s only outdoor mini-golf course and experience the history, invention and fun of San Francisco.” “Every hole on the course is ADA compliant and we have adaptable putters to make the playing the course fun for everyone.” Program fee for mini-golf is $20 per person. After golfing, we will have lunch at the food trucks at Soma street food park. Deadline is June 1st.
Sunday June 23rd– Hike North Bay Blackie’s Pasture and lunch at Marin Brewing Company. $10 Program fee. Deadline June 9th.
Sunday June 30th– Early dinner Juan’s in Berkeley or Fondue Fred’s if they’re open, more information to follow including pricing. Deadline is June 15th.
June 29th– Possible pre-trip meeting (location TBD) for annual camping trip with East Bay parks at Lake Del Valle. If not on June 29th, we will do this on July 7th.
Here are a few things that are in the works…
Sunday July 14th – Coastal hike and day at Doran Beach in Sonoma. This outing will be open to members of the adventures and outings program with an emphasis on individuals with spinal cord injury. Deadline
Saturday June 15th – $10 Program fee for those not covered by the spinal cord grant.
Friday – Sunday July 19-21st – EB Parks camping trip to Del Valle in Livermore. We want to include Oakland Youth and their families.
Saturday July 20th – Possible day trip to lake Del Valle more info to follow – Driver will need to be to Lake Del Valle by 930am with whoever wants to do the day trip.
Friday – Sunday August 2nd – 4th – Possible white water rafting more info to follow. I think the way this would work is the buses would drop people off Friday night and come back to Berkeley and then return on Sunday to pick everybody up. Ideally, if there is a driver willing to camp that would be great. I think I can pay another company to get us to put in on the upper part of the river on Sunday morning. Our buses can pick us up Sunday late afternoon at take out. We would then stop for dinner on the way home at Machados.
*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.