Youth Programs

YAC members try virtual reality in the outdoors
The Park Youth Collaborative (PYC) Youth Advisory Council engages diverse teams of young people who have previously been involved or are currently enrolled in other park youth programs, giving them new leadership opportunities and major involvement in various PYC projects.
LINC Program Participants
Park Stewardship
Linking Individuals to their Natural Community (LINC) is a summer internship program for high school students based in the Golden Gate National Parks.
LINC program participants explore Alcatraz Island.
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The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust, hosts a number of youth leadership programs.
Urban Trailblazers (UTB) is an environmental youth leadership program offered by Crissy Field Center. For 7 weeks each summer, a group of 66 culturally diverse middle school students from San Francisco area public schools are introduced to the outdoors through restoration projects, environmental workshops and exploration of the Golden Gate...
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“My favorite experience would be the various science activities. I got to use new equipment, like waders and the long measuring stick. It was also a time where everybody got to learn about science and the people around them. Everything that we did was all new, which made it more...
Jiamin Liang, Project WISE student, intern, and Point Reyes Science Adventure participant
a small group of high school students learn to use environmental testing tools with an educator from the Crissy Field Center
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Place-based, student-centered program for High School students from Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science classes.
A National Park Service Ranger leads a large group of smiling children in an interactive story
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Connecting students with history, culture, and the natural environment.
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2017 Summer Camp Scholarship Information Thank you for your interest in Crissy Field Center Summer Camp . For generations, summer programs have served as a source of support, learning, and enrichment for youth. However, it has been difficult for children from low-income families to take advantage of such opportunities. Summer...
Youth in the Parks
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Outdoor environmental day camps for children ages 6 to 11 in the Golden Gate National Parks.
A large group of people stand outside in pairs and speak to their partners during a leadership training
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Training for children and youth workers.