BAWT is hiring!
We are looking for one part-time program associate to help run our gear library. Work with a great team to support an amazing community which gets youth outdoors. Apply today!
Check out this recent article about BAWT in Bay Nature Magazine:
BAWT 2013 Annual Report:
Read about how supporters, teachers, and partners have helped us make an impact. 2013 Annual Report.
Internships in Marketing, Programs, Adventure Fundraising, and Development are available. Apply today!
What is Bay Area Wilderness Training?
Training, free gear loans, funding, and a community of peer support – these are the services BAWT has provided since 1999. BAWT is about breaking down barriers for young people to access the outdoors – to fight against childhood obesity and a growing, disturbing disconnect now becoming known as “Nature-Deficit Disorder”. This term, coined by Richard Louv, describes the growing psychological, physical, and cognitive costs of alienation from nature. BAWT is addressing this concern by getting over 40,000 youth outdoors!
Whether you’re someone looking to get trained to take kids outside or a person looking to make a difference in your community by making a contribution of time or money, BAWT provides a way for you to help connect kids to the bigger picture of a living planet that we all share.
Come visit us!
BAWT’s Oakland Headquarters: 1050 East 8th Street (map it).