Great Times, Great Friends, Great Outdoors
This is a filtered list of Special Events only. To see all events - click here. To see other types of event lists, hover over "Events" above and pick your desired list of events.
GOPS Members' END OF SUMMER Pool Party
GOPS members (and one guest per member) are invited to attend our END OF SUMMER POOL PARTY on Sunday, September 30 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
This party will have a Registration Fee of $10. to all members and guests. (We have a capacity of 70); you do NOT need to bring a Pot Luck dish! Each member can bring one (1) guest. If you are not a member yet, you will not be able to register for this party. You can first join as a member online and then register for this pool party if you like.
This pool party will be at a member's home in Palm Springs. The address will be included in the e-mail acknowledgment only to those who have register for the event.
Lunch will include a variety of Burgers (including Veggie/Salmon), side dishes and desserts We'll also provide a variety of soft drinks and bottled water. If you want to drink "adult beverages," please BYOB. There will be some Raffle Prizes also.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
What to Bring: Towel, swimsuit (no nudity allowed), suntan lotion, folding chair, flip-flops.
Directions: To be provided via e-mail to those who register for this event.
Contact: David Warren via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos: Before taking photos, please ask the subject if that's OK with them... Some may not want their handsome faces to be splashed all over the internet.
Naked Policy: This event is NOT a clothing-optional event. Please read our nudity policy at - click here.
Children: Require a special waiver liability - contact David if you plan to bring a child.
Pets: Please leave your pets at home.
Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with the party leader if you wish.
ALL CHAPTER CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 12-14, 2018
HOSTED BY SAN DIEGO CHAPTER
DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE
You will be redirected to San Diego Chapter to register.
Come out and join the 2018 All Chapter Conference hosted by the San Diego Great Outdoors at Cuyamaca Rancho SP - Green Valley Campground.
This year marks the Ruby (40th) Anniversary of the Great Outdoors, for some this has been a journey for others this is new, in either case its a great way to connect with other like minded LGBT and allies.
Message from the Corporate Chair:
The Annual Conference is more than just a bunch of business meetings - it’s a full campout with planned activities for all those attending. Check out their 40th Anniversary Theme! Can you believe GO is 40 years old? We will have the usual election of the following three GO Corp. Officers:
Each Chapter elects or appoints a Board Representative to represent your Chapter at all GO Corp. meetings (usually four per year).
The GO Board also consists of the following appointed committees or positions:
Archives, Awards, Bylaws, Outings, Outdoors Experience Chair (formerly known as Wilderness Ed), Webmaster & Website Consolidation
If you are interested in running for, or nominating someone,for one of the three (3) elected positions or serving on one of our Committees, please let me know. Peter Emond-Worline
We have a weekend full of fun activities planned for all participants, whether that is to reconnect with old friends or hike in a new area, we'll be offering something for everyone.
A little about Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
East of San Diego, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park offers respite from the dry Southern California landscape. The park’s 24,700 acres of oak and conifer forests and expansive meadows are broken by running streams.
Located in the Peninsular Range of mountains, Cuyamaca Peak, at 6,512 feet, is the second highest point in San Diego County. From the peak, visitors can see Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to the east and the Pacific coastline to the west. Over half of the park’s acreage is designated as state wilderness.
Green Valley sits at an elevation of 4,000 feet and has a creek which runs through the middle of the campground. We have 12 campsites for sleeping and one campsite designated as our event space.
Saturday Night Event
What would a Anniversary be without a celebration, our celebration will be themed to the 1970s/80s. So put on your bell bottoms, or dust off your parachute pants, and let's have some fun. Prizes will be awards to the best dressed participants.
Please click here to register and read all about this trip hosted by our San Diego Chapter.
Note: GO-PS members will need to register on the hosting Chapter's website for this trip. Your registration information there will be separate from your GO-PS information. Paid members of the GO-PS Chapter do not need to pay an additional $25 for a GO membership.
Less than two hours east of Palm Springs, the Chuckwalla Bench is a spectacular landscape abundant with wildlife and rare desert plants. The Chuckwalla Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) is home to North America’s biggest and most intact old-growth microphyll woodland, as well as some of California’s best desert tortoise habitat. Now remote and peaceful, the Chuckwalla Bench also features a rich history of human activity, from prehistoric and traditional Native American cultural sites, to historic gold miners’ trails. With hundreds of miles of trails and roads, across rugged mountains and sprawling vistas, there are endless opportunities for exploration. Join Mojave Desert Land Trust on October 13th and 14th for a rare chance to explore this invaluable piece of public land and learn its secrets. Logistics, camping gear, tasty back-country meals, and refreshing drinks are provided by the professional outfitters at Joshua Tree Excursions. Please contact Adam Henne (email@example.com) for more details.
Depart from Coachella Valley (meeting spot TBD at 1:00 pm on Saturday the 13th, returning late afternoon on Sunday. Transportation provided.
Itinerary details will be added later and sent to registered guest.
What to Bring: Personal Items and layered clothing for warm/cool weather. No pets allowed.
This free event is sponsored and hosted by The Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) who have invited us to participate. Representatives from BLM, Conservation Agencies, and Legislators will be present. This is not a Great Outdoors hosted event. The MDLT will be our featured program with speaker at our October 23rd general membership meeting.
Great Outdoors Contact: Scott C: VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
2018 © Great Outdoors, Inc.. All rights reserved.Great Outdoors is a not for profit, all-volunteer LGBT organization (IRS 501(c)7 non-profit) dedicated to the enjoyment of outdoor recreation Our mailing address is: Great Outdoors PS, P.O. Box 361, Palm Springs, CA 92263-0361 You can leave us a voicemail - (760) 282-GOPS or email us at: Info-PS@GreatOutdoors.org - click here