BAWT understands the importance of empowering youth workers with the skills and mindset needed to take youth outdoors. With our Wilderness Leadership Training (WLT), Frontcountry Leadership Training (FLT), and Camping at the Presidio (CAP) courses we strive to provide programs that will help strengthen both hard and soft skills while encouraging youth workers to have confidence in themselves.
This intensive, 5-day, entry-level backpacking course is the heart of BAWT’s programs and is designed to give youth workers the skills needed to take youth out on a wide variety of outdoor adventures. Completion of the course allows access to the BAWT gear libraries.
This entry level course covers all the basic skills needed to successfully take youth on car-camping based overnight trips. Over two days, participants will learn valuable car-camping skills: day hiking, basic safety and other practical outdoor activities. A two-hour Gear Orientation (GO!) leads to completion of the course, which allows access to the BAWT gear libraries and support services.
Located in the heart of San Francisco, at the Presidio’s Rob Hill Campground, this two-day, one-night training provides participants with technical front-country camping skills and an introduction to the Presidio’s natural and cultural resources. The most full-service of BAWT’s programs and trainings, the CAPLT is an excellent choice for participants seeking an entry-level, site-specific training and trip.
The Hiking Leadership Training (HLT) is designed to train teachers and youth workers how to plan, organize, and lead fun and safe hikes with youth. Novice and experienced hikers will gain new leadership and facilitation skills. Some of the topics covered during the training include: fun games for the trail, leave no trace, the natural history of open spaces, risk management, meal planning, navigation, and more.
True to their name, they are Gear Orientations to the BAWT gear libraries in Oakland or Milpitas. We want you to see the gear and learn to navigate our reservations systems, as well as learn about our gear use policies.