Frontcountry Leadership Training (FLT) is an entry-level course covers all the basic skills you will need to successfully take youth on car-camping based overnight trips.
Skills covered include: camping safety, day-hiking, tent and stove-set up, clothing requirements, nutrition and team building activities. All learning is experiential.
Prior to your training you will attend a pre-trip meeting and Gear Orientation where you will learn about our specific policies and procedures for checking out and returning gear. Please note that Gear Orientations and pre-trip meetings are offered in both our Oakland and Milpitas offices.
MARCH – East Bay – FULL as of 1/20/16
Dates: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on Sunday, March 20, 2016
Location: Tilden Regional Park
Pre-trip meeting and Gear Orientation: Tuesday, March 15, 5:00pm to 7:00pm – Oakland BAWT office
APRIL – East Bay
Dates: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on Sunday, April 17, 2016
Location: Tilden Regional Park
Pre-trip meeting and Gear Orientation: Tuesday, April 12, 5:00pm to 7:00pm – Oakland BAWT office
JUNE – Sierra Nevada Mountains
Dates: Monday, June 20, 2016 until Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Location: Sierra Nevada Mountains
Pre-trip meeting and Gear Orientation: Tuesday, June 14, 5:00pm to 7:00pm – Oakland BAWT office
June FLT course is being held in partnership with California Institute for Biodiversity (CIB) near the Institute’s training center close to Yosemite in the Sierra Nevadas. OPTIONAL: Bookend your FLT course with an intensive workshop for educators, CIB’s 2016 Sierra Institute: Patterns, Proportions and Practices. Join scientists, educators, and naturalists in the Sierra Nevada for this 6-day residential exploration of patterns, scale, proportions and quantities. We will focus on connecting the Blueprint for Environmental Literacy and the new Science Standards to K-12 teaching practices, all in support of school and district implementation of the new standards. Attendees will also learn how to include outdoor lessons, citizen science, environmental stewardship projects and wildlife cams into their curriculum whether in a rural, suburban or urban district.
OCTOBER – South Bay
Dates: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on Sunday, October 2, 2016
Location: South Bay
Pre-trip meeting and Gear Orientation: Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Milpitas Gear Library (471 Valley Way, Building 1, Milpitas, CA 95035)
FLT 1st Participant –$65.00
Includes payment for Gear Orientation
FLT additional Participant – $50.00
This is restricted for the 2nd and 3rd participants from the same organization attending the same FLT. Includes payment for Gear Orientation
The cost of the course covers all course materials, meals and camping. Participants will have to provide their own transportation to get to the location. All registrations include a Gear Orientation, pre-trip meeting, and food prepared during the training.
See what the very first FLT looked like!
If you are looking to further expand your outdoor skills and knowledge, check out our Wilderness Leadership Training course. The WLT takes you on a five day excursion that will teach you clothing requirements, nutrition, equipment use, map and compass reading, basic wilderness first aid, leadership styles, group dynamics and more. The WLT allows you to take your kids farther and teach them more!
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