Below is the list of our upcoming trips and events. Sometimes during the year there are only a few trips shown, but check back as new trips are added every few weeks.

Contact the leader directly if you would like to volunteer for a specific trip, and be sure to RSVP for events if requested, especially New Volunteer Orientations.

Past trips and events are shown in the second table.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Day Hike to Sibley with NOCCS

We are doing a short day hike with elementary school students from North Oakland Community Charter School in north Oakland to Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. During this trip we will explore rock formations, demonstrate a volcano eruption and hike to a picnic lunch. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
1
Rucker Alex
North Oakland Community Charter School
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Montalvin Elementary Day HIke

We will hike 3-5 miles with a group of 20-30 Outdoor Explorer students in grades 3-5. We will probably hike from the nature center and be picked up at Inspiration Point. Transportation is provided by the school, so you can meet the group at Tilden.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Tilden
1
Cindy Townsend
Montalvin Manor Elementary School
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Volunteer hike in Briones EBRP

Join fellow ICO volunteers in an exploration of Briones Regional Park. We will explore the lagoons and nature area and check out one of the backpacking camps for a total of about 6 miles. https://www.ebparks.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=24155

Hike starts at 9 AM, I am guessing we will be done by noon. Bring a lunch! 

We will meet at the parking area at the end of Briones Rd, just off Alhambra Valley Rd. (near the Park office - this is on the north end of the park). 

BART to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Center and grab a ride with those who are driving. Just let me know you need a shuttle! 

If you are new to ICO, or interested in becoming a volunteer, please join us!

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Briones Regional Park
1
Linda DeYoung
ICO Volunteers
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Day Hike in Tilden with Camp Phoenix

Camp Phoenix will have a day hike outing in Tilden Park, possibly with an animal farm stop. A great hike, great kids, great games!

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Tilden
1
Rachel Frenkel
Camp Phoenix
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

OIHS to Redwood Regional, Redwood Bowl Picnic Area

 

This is the first day hike for a group of 25 excited 9th-12th graders! Our students at Oakland International H.S. are all recent immigrants from around the globe who will bring their own fantastic life experiences and our school's lovely sense of community to the trip. We’ll be hiking a few miles into the park, to Redwood Bowl Picnic Area. There, we’ll be making/eating lunch together, teaching camp cooking safety rules for the first time, and enjoying some teambuilding activities.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Redwood Regional, Redwood Bowl Picnic Area
1
Julia Carson
Oakland International High School
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

OIHS to Gillespie Youth Camp, Tilden Regional Park

 

We'll be introducing the joys of backpacking and camping to a group of 25 excited 9th-12th graders!  Our students at Oakland International H.S. are all recent immigrants from around the globe who will bring their own fantastic life experiences and our school's lovely sense of community to the trip.  This trip is the 1st of 3 frontcountry backpacking trips dedicated to teaching this group about backpacking & camping. Students will also be working in groups to cook a meal for the whole group based on a menu of their own design. We'll be taking public transit to Tilden Regional Park. On this first overnight, we'll be hiking a few miles in Tilden, cooking and BBQing, and playing some teambuilding games.  

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Backpack
Tilden Regional, Gillespie Youth Camp
2
Julia Carson
Oakland International High School
Saturday, May 18, 2019

EOBA day-hike to Lake Chabot

The East Oakland Boxing Association, EOBA, has an after-school and summer program for youth from elementary through high school grades.

ICO has a long-standing partnership with the organization, and has conducted a number of hikes with their youth.

On Saturday, May 18, we will take a hike around Lake Chabot, in part as a preparation for a back-packing trip that they are planning for the summer.  The hike winds though oak forests, shoreline, and overlooks with great views.  The students have always been energetic and enthusiastic.  We have always had a great time. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Lake Chabot
1
Andrew Young
East Oakland Boxing Association
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Montalvin Elementary Day Hike on Angel Island

Approximately 30 students in grades 3-5 will take BART and bus to the ferry. We will hike to the peak on the island and explore additionally.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Angel Island
1
Cindy Townsend
Montalvin Manor Elementary School
Sunday, May 19, 2019

ICO Volunteer Picnic

Join ICO volunteers and potential volunteers for a hike and bbq/picnic in Tilden Park. Bring your friends who are interested in ICO! During the picnic we will also have an update on all things ICO and hold our official leadership position elections. 

More details to follow.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Tilden Park
1
Linda DeYoung
ICO Volunteers
Monday, May 20, 2019

OIHS to Point Reyes, Coast Camp

 

We'll be introducing the joys of backpacking and camping to a group of 25 excited 9th-12th graders!  Our students at Oakland International H.S. are all recent immigrants from around the globe who will bring their own fantastic life experiences and our school's lovely sense of community to the trip.  This trip is the 2nd of 3 frontcountry backpacking trips dedicated to teaching this group about backpacking & camping. Students will also be working in groups to cook a meal for the whole group based on a menu of their own design. We'll be taking a chartered bus to Point Reyes. We'll be hiking a couple of miles in the park, enjoying the beauty of the beach, learning how to build a beach bonfire, cooking, BBQing, and playing some teambuilding games.  

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Backpack
Point Reyes National Seashore, Coast Camp
2
Julia Carson
Oakland International High School
Thursday, May 23, 2019

OIHS to Anthony Chabot, Puma Point

We'll be introducing the joys of backpacking and camping to a group of 25 excited 9th-12th graders!  Our students at Oakland International H.S. are all recent immigrants from around the globe who will bring their own fantastic life experiences and our school's lovely sense of community to the trip.  This trip is the 3rd of 3 frontcountry backpacking trips dedicated to teaching this group about backpacking & camping. Students will also be working in groups to cook a meal for the whole group based on a menu of their own design. We'll be taking public transit to Anthony Chabot Regional Park. We'll be hiking a few miles in the park, camping at Puma Point, enjoying the view of the lake, cooking, BBQing, and playing some teambuilding games.  

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Backpack
Anthony Chabot Park, Puma Point
2
Julia Carson
Oakland International High School
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Day Hike in Redwood Park

Harbor House will be taking approximately 10, 4th and 5th grads students from Franklin Elementary School in Oakland to Redwood Park in Oakland for a picnic lunch, hike in the redwood trees, and environmental discussion and activities.  We will drive from Franklin School when the students get out at 1:20 pm.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Redwood Park in Oakland
1
Michael Fischer
Harbor House
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Oakland High Newcomers Yosemite Camping

Oakland High Newcomers, mainly from Central America, about 15 older students, plan to camp at the entrance to Yosemite National Park for two nights to explore the park.  The group is very interested.  The trip should be a wonderful experience both them and the ICO volunteers. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Car camping
Yosemite
3
Andrew Young
East Oakland Boxing Association
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

EOBA hike--Inspiration Point, Tilden Park

The East Oakland Boxing Association, EOBA, has an after-school and summer program for youth from elementary through high school grades.

ICO has a long-standing partnership with the organization, and has conducted a number of hikes with their youth.

OnWednesday, June 26, a group of elementary-school students from their summer program will take a hike from Inspiration Point to Wildcat Peak in Tilden Park.  The trail follows a high ridgeline with great views and soaring raptors.  The students have always been energetic and enthusiastic.  We have always had a great time.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Inspiration Point, Tilden Park
1
Andrew Young
East Oakland Boxing Association
Monday, July 8, 2019

EOBA day-hike, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland

The East Oakland Boxing Association, EOBA, has an after-school and summer program for youth from elementary through high school grades.

ICO has a long-standing partnership with the organization, and has conducted a number of hikes with their youth.

On Monday, July 8, a group of elementary-school students from their summer program will take a hike Redweood Regional Park, high in the Oakland hills. The trail follows a high ridgeline with great views and soaring raptors.  The students have always been energetic and enthusiastic.  We have always had a great time.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Redwood Regional Park, Oakland
1
Andrew Young
East Oakland Boxing Association

Previous Trips and Events

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Frick Middle School Lafayette Reservoir Day Hike

Frick Midddle School is an OUSD school located on 82nd Ave near Foothill Blvd. Its hiking club is very enthusiastic about outdoor adventures.   Wednesday is an early release day for students, and we will gatjher at 1:30 pm to drive to Lafayette Resovoir, near Lafayette, to hike around the resevoir and return  by 5:00 pm

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Lafayette Reservoir, Lafayette, CA
1
Andrew Young
Frick Impact Academy Hiking Club
Friday, April 12, 2019

Beach camping at Sonoma Coast SP with Madison Park Academy

ICO and Madison Park Academy's Adventure Club are teaming up for some beachside camping and exploration! We'll enjoy the oceanfront wonders of Sonoma Coast State Park's secluded coves, scenic overviews (maybe we'll see migrating whales), tidal pools, and the wildflowers in bloom at Duncan's Landing.The group will camp for two nights and learn some of the basics of camp set-up, food preparation in addition to exploring the beautiful Sonoma County coastline.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Car camping
Sonoma Coast State Park
2
Michael Fischer
Madison Park Academy
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Lake Anza Trail -- Camp Phoenix

Camp Phoenix is going on a great day hike around Lake Anza! Come join a great group for some beautiful views

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Tilden Park
1
Rachel Frenkel
Camp Phoenix
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Gateway Middle School Pt. Reyes Backpack

Gateway Middle School's Wilderness Club continues its outdoor adventures this year with their inaugural backpck trip. These young folks, along with solid suppoort from a dedicated & dynamic teacher, plus a few great parent volunteers, will spend a night and two days in the beautfiul Pt. Reyes National Seashore. SF ICO will be there to assist & co-lead. Contact Michael Cadigan for further information.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Backpack
Pt. Reyes
2
Michael Cadigan
Gateway Middle School
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Gateway Middle School Hike Steep Ravine

Hike the Steep Ravine Trail near Stintson Beach

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Stintson Beach
1
Alexandra Shivers
Gateway Middle School
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Madison Park Academy Snow Trip to Hutchinson Lodge

The Outdoor Adventure Club of Madison Park Academy will be venturing into the mountains to enjoy the last of the snow season.  We will overnight at the Sierra Club's Hutchinson Lodge where we will do sledding and snow shoeing.  In order to participate in this trip you must be a certified volunteer with OUSD.  If you are not a certified volunteer with OUSD, contact Michael Fischer for information on how to complete your certification.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Snow trip
Soda Springs
2
Michael Fischer
Madison Park Academy
Saturday, March 9, 2019

China Camp with Camp Phoenix

Car camping with Camp Phoenix's 7th graders at China Camp. We will work with the park rangers on trail maintenance, go on hikes and explore beautiful China Camp State Park! 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Car camping
China Camp
2
Rachel Frenkel
Camp Phoenix
Friday, March 8, 2019

Tamiscal HS Mt. Diablo Day Hike

From Mitchell Canyon trailhead to Deer Flat to Eagle Peak and back to trailhead.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Mt. Diablo State Park
1
Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Frick Impact Academy Hiking Club Inspiration Pt Hike

Frick Impact Academy is an Oakland Unified School District middle school located in East Oakland.  This trip is an initial ICO supported trip for a newly formed hiking club at Frick.  The trip is scheduled for a Wednesday afternoon because on that day students are released at 1:30 pm, allowing time for a reasonable hike to a nearby location with a return to Frick by 5:00 pm.  Inspiration Point, in Tilden Park, is a great destination, within about a 30 inute drive from Frick, and a parking/trailhead to a well-established trail that winds along an East Bay ridgeline with spectacular views in all directions. 

The Frick club has drawn good student interest, and is well-supported by several teachers.  Their expectation is to plan monthly outings for the rest of the school year, for now on Wednesday afternoons, but eventually for all-day hikes on Saturdays.

This is a great group to voluteer with, with the possibility of developing a long-term relation.  Note, however, that volunteers for trips with this group must go through the ICO/OUSD approval process that is set forth in the Forms/Policy section of the ICO private site, under a section "Volunteering for USD"  The procedure is not difficult, but does require obtaining a Live-Scan fingerprint/background report and a recent TB test.  ICO will pay the costs of meeting these requirements. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Inspiration Poiint, Tilden Park
1
Andrew Young
Frick Impact Academy Hiking Club
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Gear Library Organizing

Tal, Trevor and I need your help to sort and organize our gear library. We will be meeting at 10 AM on Saturday, February 16, at the library in Oakland. Fresh pastries will be provided! 

 
We are thinking 2-3 hours should be enough to make some good progress. If you are able to join, please email me back to confirm. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Meeting
Chestnut Street
1
Jeffrey Adams
ICO Volunteers
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Gateway Middle School Day Hike #3

Gateway Middle School's Wilderness Club will venture to a beautiful redwoods canyon in the East Bay Hills for its 3rd hike of the 2018-19 school year.

Interested volunteers: pleasse contact Michael Cadigan or Provisional Leadr Alexandra Shivers Ottensen for details.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Redwood Regional Park, Oakland
1
Michael Cadigan
Gateway Middle School
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tilden Day Hike -- Camp Phoenix

Camp Phoenix will have a day hike outing around beautiful Tilden, with a picnic lunch and games. A great hike, great kids, great games!

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Tilden
1
Rachel Frenkel
Camp Phoenix
Friday, February 8, 2019

Classroom Preparation for Trip to Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

*Rescheduled for Friday Feb. 8th.*

We are doing a pre-trip classroom presentation for elementary school students from a charter school in north Oakland. In the spring they will go to Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve in Oakland. During this pre-trip talk we will explore rock formations, incorporate an aspect of their “extreme conditions” science curriculum, and talk about volcanoes. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
North Oakland
1
Rucker Alex
North Oakland Community Charter School
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Siena Youth Center Snow Trip to Hutchinson Lodge

The dynamic youth & staff at Redwood City's Siena Youth Center return to the high country near Donner Summit for their 3rd snow trip in 3 years, this time over the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Holiday.  We will overnight at the Sierra Club's historic Hutchinson Lodge and enjoy recreation on snow and hearty meals. Volunteers welcome. Please contact Michael Cadigan   cadpack@comcast.net

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Snow trip
Soda Springs
3
Michael Cadigan
Siena Youth Center of St. Francis Center
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Redwoods Day Hike With Gateway Middle School

Gateway Middle School's Wilderness Club will venture to a beautiful redwoods canyon in San Mateo County for its 2nd hike of the 2018-19 school year.

Interested volunteers: pleasse contact Michael Cadigan or Provisional Leadr Alexandra Shivers Ottensen for details.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Purissima Redwoods Open Space Preserve
1
Michael Cadigan
Gateway Middle School
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Oakland High School Adventure Club

The Oakland High School Adventure Club has planned a trip in the open space/public park regions of the Oakland hills.  The group will come together in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood to board an AC Transit bus that will take them to an entrance to Redwood Regional Park.  From there, the group will wind its way through Redwood Park and Oakland's Joaquin Miller and Dimond Parks to return to the Fruitvale District by late afternoon. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Oakland, CA
1
Andrew Young
Oakland High School OUSD
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

OLT 101 Leader Training

OLT 101 leadership training 6-9PM.

Location:SF Bay Sierra Club Office, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite I, Berkeley

You can also join the training by Zoom Webinar. Please contact leader for email invitation to Zoom meeting.

 

Linda

 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Training
SF Bay Sierra Club Office
1
Linda DeYoung
ICO Volunteers
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Marin Dayhike with Gateway MS

Gateway Middle School in San Francisco launches its 2018-2019 series of adventures for the Outdoor Club, with a day hike in the Marin Headlands. Grassy hills, the ocean, and the beach! Interested volunteers can contact Michael Cadigan at cadpack@comcast.net     Prior clearance as an SFUSD volunteer or employee is helpful.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Marin Headlands GGNRA
1
Michael Cadigan
Gateway Middle School
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Morgan Territory Hike with Madison Park Academy

Join us on the second hike of the season with the Madison Park Academy Outdoor Adventure Club.  If you have never been to Morgan Territory on the southeast side of Mount Diablo (and even if you have) this hike is a must.  We will hike through oak savannah with views of Mt. Diablo and the Delta.  The drive alone is worth the trip and this is a great group of high schoolers.

YOU MUST BE AN APPROVED VOLUNTEER WITH OAKLAND UNIFIED TO VOLUNTEER ON THIS TRIP.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Morgan Territory
1
Michael Fischer
Madison Park Academy
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

SF ICO New Volunteer Orientation

Learn how to get involved with ICO by attending our next new volunteer orientation.  This orientation is required for all new volunteers.  More information: http://www.sfbayico.org/volunteer/info

Date:  Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Time:  6pm to 7pm

Location: Sierra Club headquarters.  13th floor, 2101 Webster Street, Suite 1300, Oakland. Accessible by public transportation (19th Street BART is a few minutes away; visit 511.org).

RSVP for Orientation: https://goo.gl/forms/muqrrlCOnjwWgPY62.  This will allow us to send you a reminder and any notifications in case something changes.

Questions?  Email volunteer@sfbayico.org 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
New volunteer orientation
2101 Webster Street, Oakland, CA
1
Rucker Alex
ICO Volunteers
Sunday, November 18, 2018

SF ICO Webinar: Online Resources and Retreat Recap

Would you like to learn more about the wealth of resources available on the SFBayICO.org website?  Please join us for a online/phone meeting.

Topics:

(1) Review the forms, policies, memos, gear inventory, descriptions of dozens of games and icebreakers, online guide to transit and trails, menus and food lists, suggested destinations and camping sites.

(2) Hear highlights and outcomes from the SF ICO Volunteer Retreat held in the Sierras this summer.

Date and Time:

Sunday, November 18 at 7pm.  The first 30-40 minutes will be a presentation by Rucker and Linda, and the remainder of the time will be for Q&A. 

If interest allows we will schedule a future session on a weekday.

 

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Time: Nov 18, 2018 7:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

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Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Training
Online/Phone
1
Rucker Alex
ICO Volunteers
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Montalvin Elementary Redwod Regional Hike

Montalvin Manor in San Pablo has an active outdoor adventure group of 3-5 gradersAll of the student hikers were recommended by their teachers, and were enthusiastic about being outdoors. We started the hike out of the Redwood Regional Gate, following the stream trail and stopping at many interesting spots along the way to examine the forest. We then headed up the French Trail where we had a trailside lunch. We completed the loop by returning via the Orchard Trail back to our starting place. Students had free time at the end of the hike for unstructured play which they always enjoy!

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Redwood Regional Park
1
Cindy Townsend
Montalvin Manor Elementary School
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Madison Park Academy Tennessee Valley Hike

Madison Park Academy, a public high school in East Oakland, will take their first day hike of the 2018/19 school year on the Miwok and Coast trails in Tennessee Valley, Marin Headlands.  This is the first hike for the new version of MPA's Outdoor Adventure Club.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Tennessee Valley
1
Michael Fischer
Madison Park Academy
Friday, October 12, 2018

Car Camp with Siena Youth Center

Come join a motivated and fun group of teens and young adults working on community betterment by assisting on this car camp in the redwoods of San Mateo County.

This is  SF ICO's 4th year supporting a team-building weekend for the NFOYI (North Fair Oaks Youth Initiative) program at the Siena Youth Center (SYC) in Redwood City.  SYC is a dynamic after-school program that serves over 120 young persons daily in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood of Redwood City. One of their programs -- for high school teens --in NFOYI, which teaches and promotes community organizing skills and goals.

The activity starts and finishes in Redwood City. Contct Michael Cadigan if you are interested.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Car camping
Memorial Park, La Honda, CA
3
Michael Cadigan
Siena Youth Center of St. Francis Center
Saturday, August 25, 2018

SF ICO 2018 Volunteer Retreat

By popular demand, we are bringing back an overnight retreat for active SF ICO volunteers! This is a wonderful opportunity to go somewhere beautiful, refresh your volunteer and leader skills, hang out and hike with fellow volunteers, and contribute to the vision for ICO's next phase.

Date:
Saturday, August 25 ~10-11am to Sunday, August 26 ~4-5pm.

Location:
Sierra Club Clair Tappaan Lodge
19940 Donner Pass Rd, Norden, CA 95724
(about 3 hrs drive from Bay Area and 25 miles south of Lake Tahoe)

Program activities:
ICO organization updates and objectives, skills refresh workshops, recent lessons learned, 2 good hikes, tour of Hutchinson Lodge rustic accommodation (good for large ICO groups).

Cost:
Free for active volunteers! SF ICO will cover Sat night bunk bed, Sat lunch and family-style dinner, Sun breakfast and lunch. We encourage carpooling and will set up forum to facilitate.

Sign up:

Click here to sign up!

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Training
Clair Tappaan Lodge, Norden, CA
2
Rucker Alex
ICO Volunteers
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tamiscal High School Muir Woods Day Hike

Muir Woods to Pan Toll to Mountain Theater, and back to Muir woods.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Muir Woods
1
Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Camp Phoenix Overnight Car Camping

Please join for the first ICO trip, an overnight camping trip with 10 high school students, with Camp Phoenix.

Camp Phoenix was founded in 2012 by three dedicated education professionals fueled by a fire for social justice for the summertime. At the core of Camp Phoenix's founding was their belief that summer learning, which extends beyond the classroom and beyond just academics, should be accessible to all youth. Since then, Camp Phoenix has been creating educational equity for Bay Area youth each summer, realizing our founders' vision for a brighter future for our community - one of equitable access to adventure, joy, leadership, nature and opportunity. During summers, low-income youth often fall significantly behind their higher income peers, due to lack of access to learning and enrichment resources. Camp Phoenix closes this gap where it matters most - middle school - through a program that combines academics with outdoor adventure and social-emotional learning. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Car camping
Pescadero
2
Rucker Alex
Camp Phoenix
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

East Oakland Boxing Association Day Hike

EOBA runs a youth program that includes a summer session for elementary and middle school students.  ICO has supported its program in the past by leading day hikes to various East Bay Regional Parks.  Last summer, we led two very successful day hkes, to Inspiration Point in Tilden Park and Sibley Regional Park in the Oakland hills, with groups of fun and enthusiastic third and fifth graders.  I have scheduled three day-hikes for this July, on the 5th, 9th, and 10th.  Exact location will be among local Regional Parks, with the exact route to depend upon weather and other conditions.  Each trip will include between 15 and 20 youth, and will require several volunteer drivers.  Expect a fun and lively outing!

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Redwood Regional Parks
1
Andrew Young
East Oakland Boxing Association
Monday, July 9, 2018

East Oakland Boxing Association Day Hike

EOBA runs a youth program that includes a summer session for elementary and middle school students.  ICO has supported its program in the past by leading day hikes to various East Bay Regional Parks.  Last summer, we led two very successful day hkes, to Inspiration Point in Tilden Park and Sibley Regional Park in the Oakland hills, with groups of fun and enthusiastic third and fifth graders.  I have scheduled three day-hikes for this July, on the 5th, 9th, and 10th.  Exact location will be among local Regional Parks, with the exact route to depend upon weather and other conditions.  Each trip will include between 15 and 20 youth, and will require several volunteer drivers.  Expect a fun and lively outing!

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Redwood Regional Parks
1
Andrew Young
East Oakland Boxing Association
Thursday, July 5, 2018

East Oakland Boxing Association Day Hike

EOBA runs a youth program that includes a summer session for elementary and middle school students.  ICO has supported its program in the past by leading day hikes to various East Bay Regional Parks.  Last summer, we led two very successful day hkes, to Inspiration Point in Tilden Park and Sibley Regional Park in the Oakland hills, with groups of fun and enthusiastic third and fifth graders.  I have scheduled three day-hikes for this July, on the 5th, 9th, and 10th.  Exact location will be among local Regional Parks, with the exact route to depend upon weather and other conditions.  Each trip will include between 15 and 20 youth, and will require several volunteer drivers.  Expect a fun and lively outing!

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
1
Andrew Young
East Oakland Boxing Association
Monday, June 4, 2018

OIHS to Skyline-to-the-Sea...

This group introduces the joy of backpacking and camping to a group of 25 excited 9th-12th graders...  Our students at Oakland International H.S. are all recent immigrants from around the globe who will bring their own fantastic life experiences and our school's lovely sense of community to the trip.  This trip is the 3rd of a short series of backpacking trips. We'll be organizing drivers and renting a van to get to Big Basin, then hiking 4-6 miles each day, ending at the beach at Rancho del Oso.  On this 3 day, 2 night trip, kids will learn a couple of different survival skills, help cook backpacking meals, learn about Leave No Trace principles and enjoy this beautiful part of California!

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Skyline to the Sea, Big Basin & Rancho del Oso
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Julia Carson
Oakland International High School
Thursday, May 31, 2018

OIHS to Point Reyes!

This group introduces the joy of backpacking and camping to a group of 25 excited 9th-12th graders...  Our students at Oakland International H.S. are all recent immigrants from around the globe who will bring their own fantastic life experiences and our school's lovely sense of community to the trip.  This trip is the 2nd of a short series of backpacking trips dedicated to teaching this group about backpacking & camping.  We'll be organizing drivers and renting a van to get to Point Reyes, then hiking about 6 miles to Wildcat Camp. After hiking to our campsite, we'll have a beach bonfire, make some s'mores, grill up some delicious food, and enjoy the beauty of the beach. 

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Wildcat Camp, Point Reyes
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Rucker Alex
Oakland International High School
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

LHS Mural Mission Tour

hi folks!
Please join us for our weekly Sessions Hiking class, EVERY WEDNESDAY, at
Leadership High School, 350 Seneca Ave, SF CA 94112, from 12:15 to 2:15.
Wednesday 5/30 we'll be riding MUNI to Mission Dolores Park.

Then we'll walk about 2 miles, checking out murals in Clarion Alley and other awesome lovely places.

 Then we'll snack with ice cream (!) and ride Muni back.
16 cool kids, a brisk walk through SF...
EPIC VIEWS OF MURALS. FUN!
Join us any and every Wednesday!
_Patrick Oliver
707 616 9753

ICO Volunteer - Nancy Micelli

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Mission Murals
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Patrick Oliver
Leadership High School
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

OIHS to Cal Academy of Science & Golden Gate Park~

Our students at Oakland International H.S. are all recent immigrants from around the globe who will bring their own fantastic life experiences and our school's lovely sense of community to the trip.  This trip is a day hike / day trip in the middle of a short 3 week series of backpacking trips. We'll be taking public transit to Cal Academy of Science, enjoying the museum and a brief show at the planetarium. Then, we'll find a spot to have lunch outside, in Golden Gate Park. Lastly, we'll take a brief 'hike' through the Botanical Gardens, and head back to the East Bay.


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Cal Academy of Science / Golden Gate
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Julia Carson
Oakland International High School
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tamiscal High School Mt. Tam Day Hike

Starting at Mountain Home, we will hike to the summit of the East Peak, and then to the Tamiscal campus in Larkspur. Lonf car shuttle at the end for drivers.

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Mt. Tamalpais State Park
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Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

OIHS to Angel Island!

We'll be introducing the joy of backpacking and camping to a group of 25 excited 9th-12th graders!  Our students at Oakland International H.S. are all recent immigrants from around the globe who will bring their own fantastic life experiences and our school's lovely sense of community to the trip.  This trip is the 1st of a short series of backpacking trips dedicated to teaching this group about backpacking & camping.  We'll be taking the ferry to Angel Island and camping at lovely Kirby Cove. On this first overnight, we'll be going for a hike around the island, cooking on a camp stove for the first time, and playing some teambuilding games.  

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Sunrise & East Bay Sites, Angel Island
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Michael Cadigan
Oakland International High School
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

LHS Mount San Bruno State Park

hi folks!
Please join us for our weekly Sessions Hiking class, EVERY WEDNESDAY, at
Leadership High School, 350 Seneca Ave, SF CA 94112, from 12:15 to 2:15.
Wednesday 3/23 we'll be walking about 1
hour, about 3 miles, to Mount San Bruno State Park. Then we'll snack and ride Muni back.
16 cool kids, a brisk walk through SF...
EPIC VIEWS. FUN!
Join us any and every Wednesday!
_Patrick Oliver
707 616 9753

ICO Volunteer - Rachel Monosson

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Day hike
Mount San Bruno State Parl
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Patrick Oliver
Leadership High School
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Gear Sort and Fix

We'll be meeting at the storeroom in West Oakland at 4:00 pm for a couple of hours to repair, clean and sort our backpacking inventory. this is a great way to meet other volunteers AND help tune up our vast gear holdings.  Beer and chips and salsa provided!

C'mon out!  Please email me if you can make it.

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Meeting
Chestnut Street
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Jeffrey Adams
ICO Volunteers
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

LHS Twin Peaks!

hi folks!
Please join us for our weekly Sessions Hiking class, EVERY WEDNESDAY, at
Leadership High School, 350 Seneca Ave, SF CA 94112, from 12:15 to 2:15.
Wednesday 5/164 we'll walking about 1
hour, about 3 miles, to the summit of Edgehill Mountain Park. Then we'll snack and ride Muni back.
16 cool kids, a brisk walk through SF...
EPIC VIEWS. FUN!
Join us any and every Wednesday!
_Patrick Oliver
707 616 9753

ICO Volunteer - Rachel Monosson

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Twin Peaks
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Patrick Oliver
Leadership High School
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

LHS Stern Grove & Pine Lake!

hi folks!
Please join us for our weekly Sessions Hiking class, EVERY WEDNESDAY, at
Leadership High School, 350 Seneca Ave, SF CA 94112, from 12:15 to 2:15.
Wednesday 5/9 we'll be riding MUNI from LHS to McLaren Park, then walking about 1
hour, about 2 miles... then we'll snack and ride Muni back.
16 cool kids, a brisk walk through SF...
EPIC VIEWS. FUN!
Join us any and every Wednesday!
_Patrick Oliver
707 616 9753

ICO Volunteer - Rachel Monosson

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Day hike
McLaren Park
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Patrick Oliver
Leadership High School
Monday, April 30, 2018
(tentative)

LHS-Yosemite Field Studies!!!

Please join us for the Leadership High School, 12th grade AP Environmental Science Yosemite Field Studies Adventure!!!!

We have reservations for Wawona group camp for Monday 4/30 and Tuesday 5/1.
We will be enjoying hikes to Bridalveil Falls, Vernell Falls, visiting the Visitor's Center and Conservation Heritage Museum and Indian Village and more.
This will be an incredible trip...
We have, at this time, 11 students.

We need more chaperones...

If you're interested in an incredible adventure with fun 12th grade
APES students in YOSEMITE in SPRING... and you have space in your
vehicle to spare... then please get back to me ASAP!!!
No special protocols needed to volunteer.
Thanks!

_Patrick Oliver, patrickoliver1@gmail.com 707-616-9753 

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Car camping
Wawona, Yosemite National Park
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Patrick Oliver
Leadership High School
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

LHS SF State

hi folks!
Please join us for our weekly Sessions Hiking class, EVERY WEDNESDAY, at
Leadership High School, 350 Seneca Ave, SF CA 94112, from 12:15 to 2:15.
Wednesday 4/25 we'll walk 2.5 miles to SF State, walk through campus and ride the 28R back to LHS!

Join us any and every Wednesday!

_Patrick Oliver
707 616 9753

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Day hike
Lake Merced
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Patrick Oliver
Leadership High School