Backpacking for Kids: Hike classic backcountry trails for a worthy cause!

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Backpacking for Kids is a fundraising program of Bay Area Wilderness Training. Through Backpacking for Kids, you raise funds, we give you gear donated by our generous sponsors, then you hit the trail for an exciting experience in the backcountry. The money raised goes to training and supplying gear to youth workers to help them get youth outdoors – most of them for the first time! So, grab a backpack and hit the trail with Backpacking for Kids!

2014 trips:

Skyline-to-the-Sea: May 2 – 4, 2014


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Do something rewarding for yourself and at-risk youth!

Go on an inspiring backpack trip for a worthy cause! You’ll get $500 worth of new backpacking gear — and the experience of a lifetime while raising funds for a non-profit. You’ll be supporting Bay Area Wilderness Training’s mission: helping teachers and youth workers get urban kids outdoors for life-changing experiences!

Bay Area Wilderness Training has been a solid part of the Bay Area outdoor world since its inception in 1999. Through its hard work, more than 25,000 youth have been afforded the opportunity to get outside and experience the outdoors firsthand. BAWT has grown to serve kids in the East Bay from its headquarters in Oakland, in San Francisco and the peninsula at the Presidio through the Camping at the Presidio (CAP) Program, and the entire South Bay region from its office in Milpitas. Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) is a non-profit that relies on donors and adventure fundraising programs like Backpacking for Kids.