Camping at the Presidio is a Crissy Field Center program, run in partnership with BAWT, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Presidio Trust and National Park Service. This Leadership Training (CAPLT) is designed to give participants the skills and resources to plan and lead camping trips to the Presidio’s Rob Hill Campground.
The two-day/one-night training covers camping safety, day-hiking, tent and stove-set up, clothing requirements, teambuilding activities, educational offerings and gets you familiarized with the reservation process. By completing the CAPLT training, participants get access to:
- Camping Gear (on-site)
- Sleeping Bags
- Sleeping Pads
- Camping Stoves
- Kitchen Equipment
- Guided Park Programs
- Resource Kits
- Pre-trip orientations
- Affordable round trip transportation
- Volunteer support
Because the course is similar to the Frontcountry Leadership Training, CAPLT graduates may complete an optional Gear Orientation (GO!), granting them access to BAWT’s Oakland and Milpitas gear libraries as well as the on-site gear at CAP.
Location for all CAP courses: Rob Hill Campground, Presidio, San Francisco
Date: Saturday, February 11- Sunday, February 12, 2017
Date: Tuesday, March 28- Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Date: Saturday, August 5- Sunday, August 6, 2017
Date: Saturday, September 23- Sunday, September 24, 2017
$45.00 per person
The cost covers all course materials, camping and meals.
CAP Orientation for Frontcountry and Wilderness Leadership Training Alumni ONLY
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017 (ONE DAY PROGRAM FOR WLT and FLT alumni only) Click here for more information
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 (ONE DAY PROGRAM FOR WLT and FLT alumni only) Click here for more information
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017 (ONE DAY PROGRAM FOR WLT AND FLT alumni only) Click here for more information
Eligibility – How Can I Participate?
To enroll in this course contact
If your organization has multiple programs, each program must be evaluated for eligibility. To determine if your organization is eligible, please complete the eligibility form (Word-doc) and mail, fax, or email it to:
Camping at the Presidio
Crissy Field Center
P.O. Box 29410
San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone (415) 561-7757
Fax (415) 561-7695
The Crissy Field Center will notify you by phone or in writing about your eligibility within several weeks.
About the Program
A partnership of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, The Presidio Trust, and Bay Area Wilderness Training, the Camping at the Presidio (CAP) Program offers users a full-service, frontcountry camping experience in the heart of San Francisco. The only camping facility in San Francisco, Rob Hill is a fantastic venue for outdoor learning and fun, bringing the classic experience of a national park to the city’s doorstep.
We provide children and youth who traditionally have not visited national parks with meaningful overnight camping experiences. Designed for community organizations and schools, the Camping at the Presidio (CAP) program provides a dynamic and affordable way to enrich the lives of young people. Since 2007, CAP has met the need for thousands of Bay Area youth to get access to overnight camping in the Presidio, while providing a gateway experience to explore the Golden Gate National Parks and public lands far beyond our urban center.
Camping at the Presidio is a collaboration of BAWT and these organizations: