March 26th saw the entire Kindergarten and 1st grade class leap from school, into a bus and land at the Rob Hill camp ground in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park. The grounds are the only camp site in San Francisco and primarily serves school and other community groups. Learn more about the site here.
Many parents also joined the group and the weather was perfect. After setting up camp in the morning and exploring the immediate area we had lunch, with the kids making their own sandwiches. With fuel for afternoon fun, we took a long and wonderful hike through the park, all the way down to the water. Where shoes were cast aside and nearly everyone got soaked in the sea. The sun provided adequate energy for everyone to dry as we climbed back, tired and ready for dinner, to the camp site high above the shoreline.
Once back at camp, a feast of hot dogs, burgers, salad, macaroni and cheese was devoured before we all took seat around the evening camp fire. A few songs were sung and many marshmallows cooked and smores created. The night came and everyone headed to the tents. The night went pretty smoothly considering for many this was their first ever camping experience. Our only complaint? We wished we had a way to silence the many, many fog horns that sounded out through the night!
But apart from that, we all had a memorable camping experience. A massive thanks to the teachers, Ms Nicole, Ms A, Ms Lauren, Ms Ingrid, Ms Kim. They worked so hard to make it a great event and everyone was so grateful. I put together a short video below and lots of photos at the end.