BAWT has served over 10,000 youth!
Bay Area Wilderness Training is proud to have served our 10,000th youth since BAWT was founded in 1999. 10,000 is 1,000 groups of 10 kids, most of whom have never stayed a night outdoors in their lives.
10,000 is 20,000 eyes looking at a new, bigger world, filled with ancient redwoods, and mountains, and an unimaginably powerful ocean, and snow, and banana slugs, and big brown bears, and mountain lion tracks, and coyote scat, and a rushing creek–that you have to get across, and lenticular clouds, and Half Dome, and an osprey, and a sky filled with more stars than you ever thought existed.
Thank you- to everyone who has contributed time, money or blood, sweat and tears, to make this truly amazing achievement possible! Click here to see an awesome video celebrating our 10,000th youth.
Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great American Outdoors
Chelsea’s Reflections on the conference in Atlanta September 23-26
The highlight was simply to go across the country and meet folks from all over who feel that it is important to increase diversity in outdoor settings.
There were representatives of all colors there from the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Student Conservation Association (SCA), Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI), and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). I represented BAWT, as well as promoting the only backpacking trip in the country for women of color through the Balances Rock Foundation. That is just to name a few of the organizations that were represented at the conference.
I described being there as walking into the Hall of Justice and seeing all of the other superheroes there. It really was!
Donate to Bay Area Wilderness Training
BAWT does a great job getting youth outdoors, but we can’t do it without the help of our awesome volunteer and donor community.
Check out a great inspirational video about the 10,000 youth that BAWT has served since 1999 and please consider donating to support our programs to get at-risk and underprivileged youth outdoors.
Calendar of upcoming events:
December 16th: 3rd Wednesdays, Special Holiday Edition of Volunteer Night and Discovery Session
December 19th: Climbing for Kids Training Hike, Big Basin, CA
February 3rd: 2010 Snowshoeing Basics Classroom Session in our Oakland office. Learn to hike in the snow!
February 7th: 2010 Snowshoeing Basics ALL DAY training in Tahoe National Forest! Get outside!
Check out for new events on the bawt.org website!