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CO-OP Partner Application

Thank you for applying to take part in the Community Outreach Outdoor Program, offered by the East Bay Regional Park District. This is a 3-Year collaboration between the Outdoor Recreation Department and community groups like yours. We aim to Engage community partners and participants, Educate staff and participants on the logistics of camping trip and day trip leadership, Equip partners and participants with the busses, reservations, and gear needed for safe trips, and ultimately to Empower our partners and families to enjoy the Regional Parks on their own.

In this partnership, we work together to plan and facilitate one summer Camping Trip plus three Day Trips per year. East Bay Parks helps with staffing, reservations, buses, food, supplies, and activities.

Please complete this application carefully, so that we can learn more about your organization, the communities you serve, and how this program may benefit you.

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Organization Information
Organization Audience
Does your community have barriers to enjoying outdoor recreation in the Regional Parks?
We aim to serve 25 to 35 participants + 3 to 5 staff per trip. Can you promote these trips and assure attendance between 25 and 35 plus staff?
We hope that our partners and neighbors will gain the information and inspiration to go out and utilize the parks on their own. After taking part in Day Trip and Camping Trips, do you think that your organization and participants will be able to run trips on their own in the Regional Parks?
Organizational Capacity
Do you agree that your staff will take the lead in participant behavior management and discipline?
On our trips, will your staff and volunteers be able to lead activities, or help with logistics such as cooking, camp set-up, and camp clean-up?
Does your organization have the funds, vans, personal vehicles or public transit options to provide transportation on one CO-OP day trip per year?
Is your organization able to leverage other resources -funds, outdoor equipment, other grants, volunteers- for these trips?
Potential Dates
In the CO-OP program, we offer a summer camping trip, 3 Day Trips during the spring + fall, and a couple of orientations. We’re looking for partners who can also do programs at these times. Please check the boxes below to determine if this program is a good fit.
Camping Trip Orientation
We will have one 3-hour (either morning or afternoon) camping skills (tent set-up, kitchen set-up, campfire safety, etc.) training for partner staff on the following dates. Please check the dates that work for you and/or your staff:
Camping Trip
We have reserved campsites for these dates. Which dates could work for you and your staff?
Day Trips
In this partnership, we lead 3 Day (or Evening) Trips each year. We prefer Saturdays, but we can be flexible. Please check the dates that work for your organization, or write in some other spring + fall dates. If accepted, we’ll confirm one spring and two fall trips soon
Pick date
Clear selection
Paperwork: for all of the above, will you be able to RSVP /get permission slips to us at least one week in advance of the trip/training?

Next Steps...

We will review the applications in January and notify applicants by mid-February if they are accepted. We will then work together on a Memorandum of Agreement, and then set up a meeting to plan our 2018 trips.

Thank you for applying for this partnership!

Megan Seccombe
Recreation Coordinator
4675A Tidewater Ave. 
Oakland, CA 94601
Phone: (510) 544-2544   
Fax: (510) 261-8114