See the latest scheduled Adventures and Outings activities
or call the A&O info line to listen to upcoming outings: (510) 849-4663 x 1380
Something for Everyone
The Adventures & Outings Program (A&O) offers a wide array of outdoor recreation activities, group adventure trips, and urban outings that appeal to a variety of ages, interests and abilities. Whether it’s sailing on the bay, skiing in Tahoe, hiking Mount Tam, watching the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo, picnicking in Tilden park, or a taking in a play at the Orpheum Theater, this program has something for everyone. Check out the for the latest list of upcoming trips and activities.
A&O is one of BORP’s most popular programs. Activities take place nearly every weekend on a year-round basis. The program is designed to include families and friends. It creates new friendships and builds social connections. It connects people to nature and to their communities. It challenges participants to try new things. It enables them to do things they never though possible.
The Philosophy of BORP Trips
We believe that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides. Families and friends are not merely welcome-they are a major aspect of all of our trips. We provide the infrastructure and organization, you provide the curiosity and desire – just let us know who is coming and the nature of their needs.
Accommodation and Adaptation
We make every effort to accommodate needs, including transportation and volunteer support. BORP plans trips for a wide spectrum of abilities, including wheelchair users, and people with visual impairments or difficulty walking. BORP does not, however, provide attendant care on trips–but will offer discounted trip fees for caregivers when possible.
Good for the Soul
BORP trips operate on two basic tenets. 1) A successful trip requires group participation. 2) 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. Every person is responsible for setting their own boundaries and limitations. Safety is our first priority on all BORP outings and events.
Fishing trip at Lake Chabot
A Fisherman is Not a Fisherman
There’s a fishing aphorism: a fisherman is not a fisherman until they realize they’re not really out there to catch fish. Over the years, we’ve learned that the rafting, the hiking, the cycling, the theatre experience are merely a focal point: not the deeper point. The deeper point is being out in the world, with friends, aware, learning, smelling, and moving. That’s why so many people take part in BORP’s Adventures & Outings. And we actually do go fishing from time to time.
You too can become
a BORP volunteer!
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.
Kayaking on the Bay
How to Register
Once you have identified an activity or outing you would like to participate in:
- Call BORP Adventures and Outings coordinator Lori Gray AFTER 10AM at 510-843-4398 to check availability. Many BORP trips fill quickly, so we urge you to register early.
- If space is available, submit your payment. Most Adventures and Outings activities cost between $10 and $20*. Please see the specific activity for exact cost.
* PAYMENT: We accept checks, cash, money orders for advanced registration. At this time, we are not able to accept credit cards.
(NOTE that your space is NOT confirmed until payment is received).
Please make checks payable to BORP and note the trip name and date of the activity on your check.
Mail payment to:
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94703
Financial Aid Available
We want you to participate in BORP outings. Call us and we can talk about payment plans or scholarships.
FOR CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS FOR OUTINGS & ADVENTURE PROGRAMS CALL LORI GRAY. Full refunds are given ONLY if we must cancel an outing. In the event of illness or other emergencies, please call. Credit may be possible.
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