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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 February 1st – Indoor Rock Climbing – Meet group at ERC 1030 am, depart 1040 am. Climb From 11-2. Participants’ fee is $10 for adults. Deadline January 29
Wednesday February 6th – The Moth – Love hurts– no transportation. Everybody program fee is $15.50. Deadline is January 29th.
Friday February 8th – Costco – We will need volunteers to assist with shopping and loading and unloading the bus at participants’ homes. Participants Program fee is $5. One bus
Sunday February 10th – indoor mini golf – San Francisco. One bus, possibly two. Pick me up 940 am, meet group 10 am at Ed Roberts, back between 4 and 5 pm. Participant Program fee is $15, and the volunteer fee is $9. Deadline is February 1st.
Tuesday February 12th – Conservatory of flowers in San Francisco. The participant program fee is $12 and $6 for volunteers. Deadline is February 8th. One Bus. Please note: We will need volunteers to make this outing happen. I am attempting to get a tactile component.
Sunday February 17th – Possible coastal outing, lunch and hike at Cosumnes – Lunch/pizza at Mel’s mocha and ice cream in Walnut Grove. OR Plan B – Lunch at Harrys Hof Brah in San Leandro and coastal hike at Half Moon Bay. Participants program is $15. No fee for volunteers. Deadline February 8th. May have two buses.
Tuesday February 19th – Treasure Island Job Corps Restaurant – Meet at 10 am at Ed Roberts. Remember to build in time for ID/name tag stuff. $15 program fee in cash plus tip for everyone. Deadline is February 8th. ***VALID PHOTO ID REQUIRED*** One or Two buses.
Sunday February 24th – Bowling in Concord and lunch at El Molino or old spaghetti factory. We need to be at the bowling alley for an 1130am start time. We want to offer this to Oakland Youth, if so, we may need two buses. If the youth come, we will eat at either el Molino or a snack bar at the bowling alley. Probably have youth back between 4 and 5 pm. Program fee is $15 for adults and for youth participant and Volunteer fee is $5. Lunch costs are extra. Deadline is February 15th.
Tuesday February 26th – Either Asian Art Museum in San Francisco or Wells Fargo museum in San Francisco. $15. More information to follow. Let me know interest by February 15th. Please note: We will need volunteers to make this outing happen. I am attempting to get a tactile component.
Friday March 1st – Indoor Rock Climbing – Meet group at ERC 1030 am, depart 1040 am. Climb From 11-2. $10 program fee for participants and no fee for volunteers. Deadline is February 24th.
Sunday March 3rd – Outing TBA – Possible Coastal Hike Point Pinole in Richmond. Meet 10 am, may go for food. Participant program fee is $10 and no fee for volunteers. Deadline is February 24th.
Monday March 4th – Equal Access Day at the DeYoung – Participant program fee $10 for nonmembers of the museum and $5 for members and volunteers/attendants. Deadline February 15th.
Wednesday March 6th – Freight and Salvage – The Moth, topic Blame. No transportation Participants pay $15.50. Deadline is February 25th.
Friday March 8th – 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 March 1st. One bus
Sunday March 10th – Hike is going to be at either Samuel P Taylor or Marin Headlands Lighthouse – One bus, volunteers might have to carpool. Participant program fee is $15. No fee for volunteers. Deadline is March 1st. Daylight savings begins.
Wednesday March 13th – Treasure Island Job Corps Restaurant – Meet at 10 am at Ed Roberts. Remember to build in time for ID/name tag stuff. $15 program fee in cash plus tip for everyone. Deadline is March 1st. ***VALID PHOTO ID REQUIRED*** One or Two buses
Sunday March 17th – Equal Access Day at Ano Nuevo Park in Pescadero. Possible two buses? 9:30 – 9:45 am at ERC and won’t be back until 630-7pm. (One group will do the equal access tour and the other group will hike the new ADA accessible trail) Lunch at Arcangeli’s in Pescadero. Participant Program fee is $15 plus cost of lunch. Deadline is February 24th. There will be two separate outings. The first is an equal access tour to the seals, this is limited to two wheelchairs and 6 ambulatory. You must be able to stand for an hour approximately, this is a docent led tour. The second outing will be happening at the same time and will be a hike on the new created ADA trail, which will end up on the bluff above the elephant seals. In either case we will go for lunch beforehand and probably bring to Ano Nuevo.
Sunday March 24th – Plan A – Exploratorium – Oakland Youth, including OUSD, and adults. Two buses possibly. Exploratorium adult participant fee is $20. $5 for youth. No fee for volunteers. Deadline is March 1st. Deadline is March 8th.
Wednesday March 27th – Movie – To Kill a Mockingbird – Pleasant Hill – Meet at ERC at 10:30, depart at 10:45 am. The movie starts at noon (matinee) and we will eat burgers or pizza afterwards. Matinee participants’ program fee is $10 and $5 for volunteers plus cost of lunch. Deadline is March 8th.
Thursday March 28th – Possible Oakland Youth including OUSD – Bowling in either alameda or Concord. This trip priority is for Oakland Youth. $5 program fee for youth and any volunteers wishing to bowl. Deadline is March 15th.
Friday March 29th – Possible morning rock climbing for Oakland Youth and maybe adults. I know that this is the same weekend as the ski trip, if this cannot happen, I am willing to change the date. No fee for youth.
Sunday March 31st – Lunch and shopping at Premium Outlets in Petaluma. We will have lunch at Mr. Moms @ 931 Petaluma Blvd. S Petaluma or Bianchini’s @ 1367 N. McDowell Blvd. Ste. 100 Petaluma. 10 am -6 pm. Participant Program fee is $5. Deadline is March 20th. Possible need for 2 buses.
Wednesday April 3rd – Freight and Salvage – The Moth, topic Bamboozled. No transportation. Program fee is $15.50. Deadline March 25th.
Friday April 5th – Indoor Rock Climbing – Meet group at ERC 1030 am, depart 1040 am. Climb From 11-2. Participant Program fee is $10. Deadline is March 29th.
Sunday April 7th – Hike Big Break and lunch in Oakley.
Friday April 12th – 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 March 1st. One bus. March 29th deadline.
Sunday April 14th – Access Adventures wheelchair accessible carriage rides in Fairfield and go somewhere after. Access Adventures participant fee is $15 and $5 for volunteers. Deadline is April 1st. Not sure what we are doing about lunch yet.
Sunday April 21st – Easter Sunday – Can do an outing if we have drivers or take a break.
Sunday April 28th – Lunch at Rockin Robs and Coastal Hike in Pacifica with possible Alcohol tasting at Tripp Distillery in Pacifica. Coastal Hills Pacifica Participant Program fee is $10 and $7 for tasting, no fee for volunteers $7 if you want to taste. Plus, cost of lunch. Deadline is April 1st.
*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.