March 16th COVID-19 Update

Dear BAWT Community, 

Community and health are always top of mind at Bay Area Wilderness Training. As we navigate these unprecedented times we’ve implemented additional precautions and we appreciate your understanding of the following temporary changes.

  • As of today (March 16th), we are closing down our Gear Library operations until April 7th. If you have an existing pick-up or drop-off appointment set in this time period, please get in touch with to determine your next steps.
  • With our Gear Libraries closed, we are not currently accepting gear donations. Please hold on to your gear donations for when we are open again! 
  • All courses scheduled between now and April 7th are postponed to a later date. We will update everyone on courses scheduled in April as we gain more information.
  • Our Oakland Office is closed during this time and a majority of our staff are working from home. If you need to get in touch with us, please email

We also want to acknowledge the stress and anxiety that comes with so much uncertainty. While we don’t know what the future holds, we know that what connects us is our deep love for outdoor spaces, and for many, those spaces are a source of resilience and healing. Please take care of yourselves and if at all possible try to find some time for social distancing in nature.

In community, 

Liza Dadiomov 

Executive Director – Programs