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P.O. Box 347171
San Francisco


We are a growing NETWORK of local organizations using training and outdoor gear libraries to help connect kids to the outdoors across America. 

The Youth We Reach

I like camping... I just like being in the woods. You don’t hear a lot of police or shooting, or stuff like, people fighting. It’s peaceful and quiet.
— San Francisco middle-school student, after a trip supported by Bay Area Wilderness Training, California

The youth we reach are as diverse as our Member Programs.  They generally live in low-income neighborhoods and attend schools with limited resources in the metro regions of Seattle, San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles, Austin, TX and Chicago.  Programs serve youth of all genders, age 5 - 25, with the average age being between 12 - 14.  Most youth are given, through the support of our member programs, the chance to camp and sleep outside in nature for the first time, changing the way they see and connect with the natural world.