Crissy Field Center: Urban Backpackers
Facilitating Meaningful Experiences for Youth in their National Parks
Crissy Field Center facilitates outdoor environmental experiences that provide youth with meaningful experiences in the Golden Gate National Parks and beyond. Youth learn what it takes to make a thriving park, healthy community, and a just society. Participants build lasting memories, experience self-discovery, forge friendships, and learn about their surroundings through hands-on science experiments, multimedia projects, and outdoor excursions.
2020 Crissy Field Center Summer Programs:
Urban Backpackers, for middle school youth
- Two sessions to be held in July. Specific dates and more details to come.
- Youth will spend 2 nights backpacking from the Presidio to the Marin Headlands, and receive a reception upon their return to the Presidio.
More about Urban Backpackers
Urban Backpackers provides a challenging wilderness adventure for youth who aspire to develop leadership and teamwork skills by backpacking through a national park. Participants spend their first two days building team rapport and establishing an understanding of expectations for the program. The following three days and two night are spent backpacking from the Presidio to the Marin Headlands, where they'll cover over 15 miles between San Francisco to Marin Counties. Some of the skills they will gain include orienteering and Leave No Trace practices.