Rob Hill Campground is the only campground located in the city of San Francisco. The campground program brings underserved urban kids for what is often their first exposure to camping and to education and experience in a natural setting. The campground has four camping areas for groups of 30 campers surrounding a central green.
The new bathhouse and activity center flank either side of the green, with shed roofs that slant up and away from the green. In addition to bathrooms, the bathhouse houses a scullery for cleaning camp dishes and a small office for distributing camping equipment to kids. The activity pavilion is designed to provide shelter in this often inhospitable oceanside environment. A large stone fireplace anchors one end and provides warmth on foggy days. Large cedar doors slide open to convert the pavilion into an impromptu stage that faces an outdoor seating area. Much of the lumber for the exposed wood ceilings came from the Monterey pines that were harvested at the Presidio.