ROP Roots, grade 6, Oakland (Thurs)
ROP Fruits, grade 7, East Bay (Tues)

2021-2022 ROP Schedules Here!

Registration and Group Size

School Year 2021-2022 Programs will have twelve participants and 2 guides.  We continue to monitor the shifts in Covid-19 protocols and restrictions and are committed to offering programs the health of the youth, their families, and the amazing guides who facilitate Gaia Passages circles.


Specific public park locations will be sent to you before the group begins.  Locations are dependent on local park availability as some rules and regulations have changed due to Covid-19.



Rite of Passage circles will begin mid November 2021 and run through mid May 2022.  The day of the week is listed above and the exact schedules for your group will be sent upon registration.  

All ROP circles include:

  • 13 after school gatherings from 4-7pm* (reduced by 30 min if on Zoom)
  • 4 weekend gatherings from 10am-4pm
  • 2 caregiver-only gatherings
  • 2 camping trips (Fri-Sun)
  • 1 parent/guide meeting 
  • Caregiver season kickoff Zoom meeting 


MEDIAN: $3000
ACTUAL: $3250

TIMELINE: Early Bird and Scholarship Applications due June 15th.
We will get back to you within 2 weeks of June 15th on the status of your scholarship application.

PAYMENT PLANS: Payment plans are available within registration.
Initial $350 deposit required and the remaining balance is debited
in equal amounts on the 5th of each month through April 5, 2022.

SCHOLARSHIPS: A scholarship up to $200 can be applied for in the standard registration process.
Scholarships over $200 must be applied for through our separate application.

Health and Safety Precautions

In response to the shifts in COVID-19, restrictions all fall 2021 circles will have a maximum ratio of twelve participants with two guides. We will no longer have shared meals or snacks. While all programs take place outdoors, participants and staff will comply with updated CDC recommendations for health and safety. (Read our complete COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan.) Each program will have 2 extra sessions scheduled in both fall and spring semesters, as some cancellations will likely be necessary due to rain, wildfire smoke, COVID-19, or other unforeseen circumstances. If it becomes unsafe to meet outdoors, programming will move temporarily online, program time will be reduced by 30 mins, and staff will provide meaningful and connective content through Zoom.

Your support will plant seeds that bloom far into the future…


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