In 2014, Bay Area Wilderness Training has six group campsite reservations at Anthony Chabot Regional Park’s Puma Point campground to give away to BAWT trained leaders. The dates and locations for the trips cannot be changed. Each reservations is for a minimum of 11 and maximum of 50 total campers (adults and youth).
Campsites will be given away for FREE through an application process. Any sites not given away by the application deadline will be available on a first-come-first-served basis for groups and leaders that qualify.
Application Deadline: February 20th, 2014
How to qualify for a free campsite
- Leaders applying for the campsites must have completed a Frontcountry Leadership Training, a Wilderness Leadership Training, or a Camping at the Presidio Leadership Training (plus a Gear Orientation)
- Leaders must also be leading their first overnight camping trip with BAWT gear OR
- Leaders must be leading their first overnight camping trip in the last 24 months
- 50% or more of the youth planned to attend the trip must qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch
- Preference will be given to groups from Alameda and Contra Costa counties for all applications received by the deadline. After the deadline has passed groups who have applied and are from counties other than Alameda or Contra Costa will be considered for campsites that have not been given away.
Conditions and Additional Resources
- Groups that are awarded a campsite must pay a deposit of $58.00 in the form or a check, payable to Bay Area Wilderness Training. This deposit will be destroyed upon completion of the trip and submission of required Trip Reports and waivers
- Groups must complete an online Trip Report
- Groups must submit 5 photos from the trip along with signed photo releases for youth and adults on the trip and in the photos
- All awarded groups will have the option to receive free food from Bay Area Wilderness Training’s food cache. Availability may vary greatly and we cannot guarantee to provide a complete meal for the entire group.
- All awarded groups are also eligible to apply for an additional Mini-Grant. Selection for the Mini-Grant is entirely separate from the campsite selection process. Winning one or the other does not guarantee a group will be awarded both.
- Leaders of the awarded group must communicate directly with the Park Supervisor at Anthony Chabot Regional Park at least one month before the trip start date.
|Dates||Location||Number of Campers||Number of Sites|
|2pm, Sunday April 13th to 12pm, Monday April 14th||Puma Point Group Campsite, Anthony Chabot Regional Park||11 to 50 (adults and youth), minimum ratio of 1 adult 21 or older for every 10 youth under 18 years old||
|2pm, Saturday May 3rd to 12pm, Sunday May 4th||Puma Point Group Campsite, Anthony Chabot Regional Park||11 to 50 (adults and youth), minimum ratio of 1 adult 21 or older for every 10 youth under 18 years old||
|2pm, Monday July 14 to 12pm, Tuesday July 15th||Puma Point Group Campsite, Anthony Chabot Regional Park||11 to 50 (adults and youth), minimum ratio of 1 adult 21 or older for every 10 youth under 18 years old||
|2pm, Monday July 28th to 12pm, Tuesday July 29th||Puma Point Group Campsite, Anthony Chabot Regional Park||
|2pm, Saturday October 4th to 12pm, Sunday October 5th||Puma Point Group Campsite, Anthony Chabot Regional Park||
|2pm, Saturday, October 25th to 12pm, Sunday October 26th||Puma Point Group Campsite, Anthony Chabot Regional Park||