Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Bake Sale at REI this Saturday and Sunday

Our Winter Bake Sale is back! We'll be at REI in San Francisco at 840 Brannan Street this Saturday & Sunday (12/20,12/21) from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Stop by and buy a treat!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Volunteer Spotlights

Here are a couple of brief articles highlighting the great work by our volunteers.

Celebrating Father's Day with a Father and Sons Outings Leader Team featuring the Carlson Family
Rafting Down Memory Lane by Melanie Mac Innis


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Share our Rafting Fundraiser Flyer

UPDATE: Due to low sign-ups, the 2014 rafting fundraiser has been cancelled. (Sept 1, 2014)

We have a flyer for our Fall Rafting Fundraiser on September 6th and 7th. Please share it with your friends and family and coworkers. Hope you can join us on the river!

See our flyer here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2014 Rafting Fundraiser

UPDATE: Due to low sign-ups, the 2014 rafting fundraiser has been cancelled. (Sept 1, 2014)

We've secured the dates for the 2014 ICO Rafting Fundraiser. On September 6th and 7th, we’ll host our annual Fall Fundraiser Rafting Trip in partnership with All Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting and The Nugget Campground. Join us and experience the delights of whitewater rafting in a beautiful river canyon, while supporting the Sierra Club's Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) rafting program.


September 6th - 7th, 2014
South Fork of the American River
Class III
(beginner – intermediate)

Saturday 9/6: $150
"The Gorge" – Start this 11 mile day on the river in the scenic Coloma Valley. After lunch, the excitement builds as we run the Class III section including Fowler’s Rock, Satin’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar.

Sunday 9/7: $150
"Chili Bar" - A 9 mile trip through the heart of the Gold Rush with many thrilling rapids including Meatgrinder and Troublemaker. We’ll raft right past the spot where gold was discovered.

Saturday night - $ 50.00*
Riverside camping and gourmet dinner in an exclusive, quiet private campground*

A discount of $ 25.00 per person per day is available for groups of four or larger!

* Sign up for both days and get your camping and meals for free!

We will be asking for an additional donation after each trip.

Trips are all inclusive and feature a great riverside lunch and shuttles between the river and our meeting place. The minimum age is 8 years old.

We meet in Lotus, CA, approximately 2.5 - 3 hours from the SF Bay Area.

Make a weekend of it and raft both days while joining us in a riverside camp! The campground comes with hot showers and bathroom amenities. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and spend the evening relaxing next to the campfire along a pristine river in Gold Rush country. Sunday breakfast is included. Ask our guides about the Gold Rush era tunnel that you can explore.

Non-rafters are welcome! Nearby activities include: wine tasting, cycling, hiking, fishing and Gold Rush tourist attractions.


Inspiring Connections Outdoors is an all-volunteer outreach program of the Sierra Club that provides wilderness experiences for groups of youth and adults who have little or no access to nature. Because we are all volunteers, every penny you give directly supports ICO's outreach activities. You can donate right now by clicking here.

These trips fill up fast, so reserve your space today. If you have questions email fundraiser@icorafting.org.

Help us spread the word! Please feel free to forward this message to friends, family and colleagues. 



Hope to see you on the river!




Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2013 Rafting Fundraiser Cancelled

Sad News: Due to low sign-ups, our 2013 rafting fundraiser has been cancelled. We'll try again next year.

Monday, September 9, 2013

2013 Rafting Fundraiser

UPDATE: Due to low sign-ups we have cancelled the 2013 rafting fundraiser. (Sept 24, 2013)

Hello!

We've just secured the dates for the 2013 ICO Rafting Fundraiser. On September 28th and 29th, we’ll be hosting our annual Fall Fundraiser Rafting Trip. Come join us and experience the delights of whitewater rafting in a beautiful river canyon, while supporting the Sierra Club's Inner City Outings (ICO) rafting program.


September 28th - 29th, 2013

Saturday 9/28: Class II-III South Fork of the American River ("The Gorge") $150
Sunday 9/29: Class II-III South Fork of the American River ("Chili Bar") $150
Riverside Camping and Sunset Gourmet Dinner along the South Fork of the American River: $50 or FREE if you sign up for both days.
20% Discount is available for groups of four or larger!


Guests will explore a class III river rich with history and exciting whitewater. Trips are all inclusive and feature a great riverside lunch and shuttle between the river and our meeting place. The minimum age is 8 years old.

The meeting spot is in Lotus, CA, approximately 2.5 - 3 hours from SF Bay Area.

Make a weekend of it and raft both days while joining us in a riverside camp! Enjoy a gourmet dinner and spend the evening relaxing next to the campfire along a pristine river in Gold Rush country. Sunday breakfast is included. Shower and bathroom amenities are available.

Non-rafters are welcome! Nearby activities include: wine tasting, cycling, hiking, fishing and Gold Rush tourist attractions.


Inner City Outings is an all-volunteer outreach program of the Sierra Club that provides wilderness experiences for groups of youth and adults from urban communities that have little or no access to nature due to lack of income, awareness, or skills. All proceeds will directly support ICO's outreach activities.

These trips fill up fast, so reserve your space today by signing up online at http://icorafting.org/fundraiser. If you have questions email fundraiser@icorafting.org.

Please feel free to forward to friends, colleagues, and family. We also have this nifty flyer. Help us spread the word!

Hope to see you on the river!

Summer News Roundup

Hello all! Here is a collection of articles and videos from around the Internet that feature ICO or ICO volunteers. Enjoy.

Trip Spotlights
Hanna Boys' Center's trip on the Klamath River
Soul River's fishing trip on the Deschutes River

Volunteer Spotlights
Vinny A. #1 and Vinny A. #2
Chicken is honored by Friends of the River
Willa C.

Coming up next: Our 2013 fundraiser rafting trip, September 28 and 29. Stay turned!