News: Camping at the Presidio Leadership Training

The Camping at the Presidio 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 and 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)
    • Tents
    • 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 Frontcounry 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.

Upcoming Course:

Dates: September 10th to 11th
Rob Hill Campground, Presidio, San Francisco


The cost for the course is $30, maximum 4 people per organization can attend at a time. The cost covers all course materials, camping and meals.

Eligibility – How Can I Participate?

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
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.

Mission Statement

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:

Parks Conservancy National ParksPresidio Trust

Program supported by generous donations from Eureka, Primus and Black Diamond.