Youth Programs

Youth wellness collage
Gateways Article
During the summer months, the Crissy Field Center would normally be teeming with young people. While we’ve missed connecting and engaging in person, we’re meeting virtually and practicing wellness.
The Hike by Alison Farrell (Chronicle Books)
Article
It’s time for an adventure—in the pages of a book or on a path through our parks! Learn about free and fun at-home activities from the San Francisco Public Library, National Park Service, and Parks Conservancy—including kids' parks crafts, at home activities, Nature Boost Fridays, and more.
Lana Salvador (center) with her fellow healthcare workers in San Francisco.
Article
Lana Salvador, a respiratory isolation nurse in San Francisco, reflects on the lessons she learned in nature 10 years ago as a LINC intern, and how she still uses those lessons today.
Crissy Field Center Urban Backpackers
Our Work
Outdoor environmental experiences for middle school youth in the Golden Gate National Parks.
Cloud hovers over the Golden Gate Bridge
Article
Watch this televised special to learn about the parks’ strong foundations and bright future welcoming all who want to bask in their beauty. Or watch just to enjoy some of that beauty from afar!
Youth in the Urban Trailblazers program on a hike through the Presidio.
Gateways Article
Youth at the Crissy Field Center have become podcasting pros, and you can hear their work on your way to work!
Tossing dirt during the Tunnel Tops "Groundmaking" event.
Events
Coming in fall 2021: The Presidio Tunnel Tops! On Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 we kicked off construction of the site at a “Groundmaking” celebration with the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
From left, Middle School Summer Programs Instructors Imari Keith, Aiden Koontz, Kathleen Wong, Olive Tambou, Dion Chung, and Nhi Nguyen. The six youth leaders from summer 2019 were all past participants in Crissy Field Center programs.
Gateways Article
All six Middle School Programs Instructors this summer were past participants in Crissy Field Center programs, so inspired by their own experiences that they wanted to mentor a new generation of park lovers.
middle schoolers hike on coastal bluffs with golden gate bridge
Our Work
The Inner Sunset Community Advocates group had never made a multi-year grant. But they kept hearing “excited” updates about the Parks Conservancy’s Urban Trailblazers (UTB) program from a middle schooler named Chastity.
Hanging out at Muir Beach.
Article
Find a new park or activity, and check out what our youth leaders are doing for spring break in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond.