Training participants are often surprised by the amount and quality of gear BAWT can provide--everything from sleeping bags, backpacks, and boots to cooking gear and more.
So far this year, BAWT has trained more than 146 teachers and youth workers, supported 200 trips, and helped get 4,300 youth outdoors.
At the end of August, BAWT moved its headquarters, and founder Kyle Macdonald began to transition out of his role as BAWT's executive director after 13 years at the helm.
Proceeds from the climbs will help BAWT fulfill its mission to create opportunities for urban youth to experience wilderness firsthand by training educators and providing youth groups with access to quality outdoor equipment.
In order to help with the financial component of the trip, BAWT has compiled a booklet of creative ways to reach out to potential sponsors.
Whether they arrange to lead folks on a whitewater rafting trip or take them sailing on the San Francisco Bay, the BAWT crew lives to be outdoors.
In recent years, BAWT has developed a set of four core values by which it operates--environmental stewardship, relationships, risk, and diversity.
It is this focus on relationships that makes BAWT different.