Monday, March 16, 2020: Following the shelter in place order issued Monday March 16th, all BORP programming and the BORP administrative offices will be closed through May 31st.
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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.
January 2020 Outings
Wednesday, January 8
Moth Story Slam at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse Topic: Beg, Borrow, and Steal
Program Fee: $16. Deadline: December 27.
Sunday, January 12
Lunch and movie at a participant’s house in Berkeley. Program Fee: $10.
The deadline is January 10. Everyone must provide their own transportation. We will either meet at 11 am at Mezzo located at 2442 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. Or order pizza once we get to get to the participant’s home. Everyone cast your vote by Thursday evening, January 9.
Wednesday, January 15
Indoor Rock Climbing, Oakland. At the Great Western Power Company Located at 520 20th St. in Oakland. This space is much more than Berkeley Ironworks, so we are limited to 10 people. 3 -4 wheelchairs and two dogs. Meet at 1:30 PM depart by 1:45 PM. Climb from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Return to ERC between 5 PM and 5:30 PM.
Program fee: $10. Deadline: January 10.
Friday, January 17
Indoor Rock Climbing at Berkeley Ironworks located at 800 Potter St, Berkeley. Transportation from ERC. Meet at 10:30 AM depart by 10:45 AM rock climb from 11 am to 2 PM Program Fee: $10. Deadline: January 13th.
Thursday, January 23
Birthday Dinner for Marissa at Namaste Indian restaurant in Berkeley. Located at: 2323 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley. Please arrive 5:30 PM. transportation provided.) Closest BART Station is Downtown Berkeley. So please expect to pay between $20 -$25 in CASH only, please. This should cover the cost of your meal, tip, and a portion of Marissa’s Dinner. This price does not include any alcoholic beverages or desserts. If you want either of these, please bring extra cash with you. Deadline: January 19.
Sunday, January 26 Possibly Boudin Bread Company and the Maritime Museum
Program Fee: $10. (I’m waiting to hear back from the Maritime Museum regarding what day they wish for us to visit.) Or coastal hike at Samuel Taylor Program Fee: $15 Deadline January 15
February 2020 Outings
Tuesday, February 4
San Francisco State Volunteer Fair and Possible classroom presentations. I’ll need participant and volunteer assistance — more information to follow.
Wednesday, February 5
OUSD Self-Defense Workshop. (This outing is only open to Oakland visually impaired youth.)
Friday, February 7
Indoor Rock Climbing, Berkeley Ironworks. Located at 800 Potter St, Berkeley. Transportation from ERC. (Meet out front the ERC) at 10:30 AM depart by 10:40 AM rock climb from 11am to 2 PM
Program Fee: $10. Deadline: January 31.
Sunday, February 9 possible, movie Program fee $12.00 More info to follow. Deadline February 6 An alternative plan would be to go to the Oakland Museum of California to see the Burning Man exhibit. Please cast your vote by February 6.
Sunday, February 16
Coastal Hike at Coyote Point and lunch. Program Fee: $10. Deadline: February 9
Wednesday, February 19
Indoor Rock Climbing. At the Great Western Electric Power Company. Located at 520 20th St. in Oakland. This space is much smaller than Berkeley Ironworks so, we are limited to 10 people. 3 -4 wheelchairs and two dogs. Transportation from ERC meet at 1:30 PM depart by 1:45 PM Please meet out front of the ERC. Climb from 2 PM to 4:30 PM. Return to ERC between 5 PM and 5:30 PM. Program fee: $10. Deadline: Wednesday, February 10.
Friday, February 21 Possible Costco We need volunteers to assist with shopping and loading and unloading the vehicle at participant’s homes. Participant Program fee: $5 Deadline: February 16
Sunday, February 23
Bowling at Diablo Valley Bowl (Pizza and Pins). Located at 1500 Monument Boulevard, Concord. Lunch at either El Molino or Old Spaghetti Factory. Participant Program fee for Bowling: $10
Volunteer Program Fee for Bowling: $5 Deadline: February 16
Monday, February 24
Indoor Rock climbing in SF at Mission Cliffs Climbing from 12pm -3pm Program Fee: $10 Deadline February 10. Meet out front of the REC at 10:45am. Leave at 11am.
Friday, February 28 day 1
OUSD cross-country ski trip. This trip is only for Oakland youth with visual impairments.
Saturday, February 29 Day 2
OUSD cross-country ski trip. This trip is only for Oakland youth with visual impairments.
March 2020 Outings
Sunday, March 1 Day 3
OUSD cross-country ski trip. This trip is only for Oakland youth with visual impairments
Sunday, March 1
Outing to Be Announced. More information to follow. If we have transportation, we will do a hike, If not we will have a local outing.
Wednesday, March 4
The Moth Story Slam at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse. Located at 2020 Addison St., Berkeley No Transportation Provided. Program fee $16. Deadline: February 26.
Friday, March 6
Indoor Rock Climbing at Berkeley Ironworks located at 800 Potter St, Berkeley. Transportation from ERC. Meet out front at 10:30 AM depart by 10:40 AM rock climb from 11 am to 2 PM Program Fee: $10. Deadline: February 28
Sunday, March 8
Brunch at the Thai Buddhist Temple and a hike. Program Fee: $10 Deadline February 25.
POSTPONED – Friday, March 13
Trip to Costco .Program Fee: $5 Deadline: February 28. We need volunteers to assist participants with shopping, loading, and unloading the vehicle and at the participant’s homes.
POSTPONED – Sunday, March 15
Lunch at El Ranchito and winetasting at Jacuzzi. Participant Program fee for Wine tasting and Olive Oil tasting $20.Volunteer Program Fee for Wine tasting is $10. Participant Program fee for Olive Oil Tasting: $10. Deadline: February 25
POSTPONED – Tuesday, March 17 – Wednesday, March 18
OUSD overnight to Enchanted Hills. This trip is only for Oakland youth with visual impairments and possibly some volunteers.
POSTPONED – Wednesday, March 18
Indoor Rock Climbing at the Great Western Power Company Located at 520 20th St. in Oakland. This space is much more than Berkeley Ironworks, so we are limited to 10 people. 3 -4 wheelchairs and two dogs. Climb from 2 PM to 4:30 PM. Program fee: $10. Deadline: Wednesday, March 11. Please Note: We are unable to provide transportation. Folks will need to get themselves there. The closest BART station is 19th St. BART.
POSTPONED – Sunday, March 22, Possible Ano Nuevo outing to check to out the elephant seals. Please note: This guided tour is limited to only eight spots. This includes a maxium of two wheelchairs. We may stop for lunch in Pescadero. Plan B will be a another coastal hike. Program fee:$20 Deadline: March 1.
POSTPONED – Sunday, Mach 29 outing to be announced.
PLEASE NOTE: *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.
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. Families and friends are welcome on all 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 priority on all BORP outings and events. Many BORP trips fill quickly, so we urge you to register early.
BORP trips are possible because of dedicated people who generously donate their time and energy. You can be one of these lovely people.
Registration Procedures… Just follow these easy steps:
- Consult the website or recorded line for the list of current outings: 510-849-4663 extension 1380.
- Contact Lori Gray phone number 510-843-4398, after 10 AM please for trip details and to sign up
- After spoken with the program coordinator and received the information, you must let me know what you are interested in by the deadline. Once the deadline has passed, I will confirm your spot and will let you know how to pay. If you are signing up after the deadline, you will automatically be placed on a wait list. Note you must talk to me before signing up as not all outings are suitable for everyone. You can pay in several ways, as a general rule, we do not accept credit card payments! I will have everyone pay in cash on the day of the outing. Please note folks need to bring exact change as I will be unable make change. If you need to pay by check, please let me know prior to the trip. 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
- Cancellations and Lateness: Our trips are very popular, so it is detrimental to the program when folks either cancel on trips they’ve signed up for or show up after the planned departure time. Please note there may be a $10 cancellation or late fee charged. Once the sign up deadline for a trip has passed, I then secure either one or two buses for transportation. When people cancel, our numbers may drop below the point of needing a second vehicle. However, we still have to pay the second driver. Cancellations also affect our grant funding as grants depend on participant numbers. Volunteer cancellations may adversely affect the quality of the trip for participants and may even limit what we can experience on the trip.
- Please note that due to economic constraints, we are having to raise program fees in some instances.
We want you to participate in BORP outings. Call us, and we can talk about payment plans or scholarships.
For cancellation & refund policies for Adventures and Outings programs, call Lori Gray after 10 a.m. Full refunds are only given if we must cancel an outing. In the event of illness or other emergencies, please call the specified trip leader or Adventures and Outings 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.
Please note: New trips are always being added, so please consult the BORP recorded message line at 510-849-4663, ext. 1380