True to their name, these are orientations to the BAWT gear libraries in Oakland, South Bay, and San Francisco. We want you to see the gear, learn to navigate our reservations systems, and learn about our gear use policies.
The Gear Orientation (GO) is an evening classroom session designed to give you access to our gear libraries. The Gear Orientation also supplements the weekend Frontcountry Leadership Training and Camping at the Presidio Leadership Training. It’s a fun evening that will supply you with useful information about our gear!
It is compulsory that FLT grads complete the GO! in order to borrow gear. Currently, the GO! is part of the pre-trip meeting for all FLT courses. The GO! also gives CAPLT grads wider access to use the gear from our gear libraries for trips outside of the Presidio.
After completing the Gear Orientation (in addition to either the FLT or CAPLT), BAWT will provide free outdoor gear loans for schools and organizations serving either 80% youth of color or 40% low-income youth. BAWT will also provide extremely low-cost gear loans for all other BAWT trained leaders. Learn more when you reserve your gear.
- November 16, 2017 – Oakland – Thursday 7-9pm
- March 15, 2018 – Oakland – Thursday 6-8pm
- April 26, 2018 – South Bay – Thursday 7-9pm
- May 10, 2018 – San Francisco – Thursday 5-7pm
- September 27, 2018 – South Bay – Thursday 7-9pm
- October 11, 2018 – Oakland – Thursday 6-8pm
- November 7, 2018 – San Francisco – Wednesday 5-7pm
The cost for the gear orientation is $20. It covers the evening training session and course materials.
Are you already an experienced leader?
If you have proven experience in outdoor education, you can also take the GO! as a standalone course and gain access to our gear that way. Please complete the online registration form and then download and complete the supplemental GO! Application for Field Experienced Leaders. Only the most seasoned and experienced leaders will be approved for this option.
Download Field Experienced Leader Application (Excel-document)
Please email email@example.com with any questions or call us at 510-452-2298 x301.