Wilderness Leadership Training - September 10-14, 2024

The Wilderness Leadership Training (WLT) is a five day intensive entry-level backpacking course. It is designed to give you the tools you need to lead youth on multi-day backpacking adventures.


Tue, September 10, 2024 – Sat, September 14, 2024

6:00 AM – 8:00 PM PDT


Tahoe National Forest

Nevada County

CA 95959



Welcome to your five day backpacking course! The Wilderness Leadership Training consists of a full-day Pre-Trip Meeting and five days of backpacking, designed to give you the tools you need to lead youth on multi-day backpacking adventures. Skills covered include clothing requirements, nutrition, equipment use, map and compass reading, backcountry cooking, leadership styles, group dynamics and more. Role playing exercises are used to give participants a realistic backcountry leadership experience. Food is provided and no previous experience is necessary. Please see below for all the dates for your training: *****MANDATORY***** Pre-Trip Meeting: Saturday September 7, 2024 9am-4pm @ Oakland BAWT Gear Library (1100 57th Ave., Oakland, CA 94621) (Don't register if you can't make this meeting!) WLT Course: Tuesday, September 10, 6am – Saturday, September 14, 8pm (5-day, 4-night) Location: Tahoe National Forest, CA Email info@bawt.org with any questions. We're excited to have you join this WLT! ~~~~~~~ By registering for this course, you agree to BAWT's cancellation policy, found on this webpage: www.bawt.org/courses/ If this course is full and you are unable to register, email info@bawt.org to get on the waitlist or check out our website for other course dates.

TICKETS Selected during registration

General Registration

$1,500.00 (1 Attendee)

Use this registration if your school/organization does not meet one or more of the following criteria: serves 80% or more youth of color, or 40% or more qualify for free and reduced lunch.

Mission Registration

$700.00 (1 Attendee)

If your school/organization meets our mission criteria (serves 80% youth of color or 40% free or reduced lunch), you can register at mission price.

OGO Participant

Free (1 Attendee)

Ticket is only for Oakland Goes Outdoors (OGO) participants. Must have an active OUSD email.

Limited Number of Tickets


Free (1 Attendee)

Only register for this ticket type if you are directed to do so by BAWT staff.

Limited Number of Tickets

Santa Clara Valley Educator Scholarship

Free (1 Attendee)

Thanks to generous funding from Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority's Urban Grant Program, we can provide a limited number of spaces free of charge to youth workers in Santa Clara Valley. Please use this ticket only if you meet that criteria.

Limited Number of Tickets