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The Camping at the Presidio (CAP) Program provides youth who traditionally have not visited national parks with meaningful overnight camping experiences. Designed for community organizations and schools, CAP 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.

Upon completion of a 30 hour, overnight CAP Leadership Training (CAPLT), participants gain access to a full-service camping experience in the heart of San Francisco (including gear, transportation, educational programing and pre-trip orientations).

Camping at the Presidio is a Crissy Field Center program, run in partnership with Bay Area Wilderness Training, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service.

Group photo from CAP leadership training 1st Step: Get Trained >>
The CAP Leadership Training (CAPLT) is designed to provide leaders with the skills and resources to plan and lead a youth camping trip in the Presidio and beyond.

Junior Rangers setting up a tent 2nd Step: Make a Reservation >>
Beginning in January of each year, certified CAP leaders can reserve their camping date for the upcoming season (March through October).

CAP Leadership Training Graduates 3rd Step: Plan Your Overnight >>
Review a list of to-do items as you prepare for your upcoming camping trip.

Contact Information

Beatriz Rivera
(415) 561-7757