Playing in nature for an extended period of time provides many benefits. Natural environments inspire more creative play, improve concentration, develop problem solving skills, invite teamwork and cooperation and improve gross and fine motor skills. (Cushing Chawla, "Benefits of Nature for Children's Health" 2013). We saw all of this last summer during our Forest Camp.
"The basics for young children are wonder, discovery and experience." Bev Bos
Our program includes 9 weeks of summer camp for children aged 2 years 9 months (at June 1st) through 6 years 11 months (up to rising 4th graders for Forest Camp.
Children accepted into Presidio Preschool for the coming fall are welcome, regardless of age.
Enrollment is also open to non Presidio Preschool students who have preschool or group child care experience.
Summer school hours: 8:30am - 1pm. Extended Care: 1pm - 3pm.
Kindly download our current Summer Camp Registration Form below. Our mailing address is: 143 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94118, Attn: Summer Camp.
The Registration Form contains dates and prices.
Forest Camp in the Presidio Forest
Forest Camp is 7 full weeks of Forest Camp inside the Presidio Forest. Drop-off and Pick-up is at El Polin Spring in the Presidio (easy to drop-off in your car). We play in the spring until snack time and then go off on an adventure until pick-up. Extended Care is also available with rest on a soft tarp in a shaded area (listening to nature sounds instead of classical music). Forest Camp is open to non Presidio Preschool students who have preschool or group child care experience. Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade students are also welcome.
Our 2018 Camp Schedule