The Wilderness Leadership Training (WLT) is a five day intensive entry-level backpacking course at the heart of BAWT’s programs. It is designed to give you the tools you need to lead youth on multi-day backpacking adventures. After completing the course, you will gain full access to our gear libraries.

The Wilderness Leadership Training consists of a pre-trip meeting and five days of backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Skills learned include: clothing requirements, nutrition, equipment use, map and compass reading, basic wilderness first aid, leadership styles, group dynamics and more. Role playing exercises are used to give participants a realistic backcountry leadership experience. Food and transportation are provided and no previous experience is necessary.


Upcoming Courses:

Spring Dates: TDB, June 2012
Location: Yosemite
Pre-trip meeting: TBD, June 2012, Oakland

Amy Chamberlain Scholarship Deadline: TBD

Fall Trip Dates: September 14 to September 18, 2011
Location: Tahoe National Forest
Pre-trip meeting: September 10, 2011, Oakland

Amy Chamberlain Scholarship Deadline: August 12th


Cost:

Fees for the WLT are on a sliding scale. Please choose the appropriate registration fee by selecting your agency’s annual budget (total support and revenue for the past fiscal year.) Please note: training costs for one individual are waived for organizations in exchange for the use of a 15-person passenger van.

  1. $199,999 and under — $150
  2. $200,000-$999,999 — $250
  3. $1,000,000+ — $400
  4. Unaffiliated Individual — $700

If financial constraints prohibit you from signing up for the WLT, please consider applying for the full tuition Amy Chamberlain Scholarship Fund. For more information please contact us at programs@bawt.org.