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A large group of adults and children at Rob Hill Campground. Photo by Paul Myers.

Monarch Week Program

This program makes camping experiences available to Bay Area communities.

Learn about a program to provide underrepresented communities from the San Francisco Bay Area an opportunity to experience camping at Rob Hill.

Eligible organizations receive a prioritized pathway to make reservations during the last full week of each month, subject to availability. Eligible organizations demonstrating that reservation fees present a barrier to bringing their group may also be considered for a reservation fee waiver. 


The following types of organizations are eligible to participate in Monarch Week:

  • American Indian/Native American associations or organizations and tribal governments (including non-federally recognized and federally recognized)
  • Public schools that receive funds from Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • Non-Profit Organizations with 501(c)(3) status who meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • At least 75% of participants* are individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.
    • At least 75% of participants* live in households with incomes equal to or less than 250% of the current federal poverty level, as determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Federal Poverty Guidelines.
    • At least 75% of participants* identify as Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders or other persons of color
    • At least 75% of participants* identify as LGBTQ

Organizations that do not meet at least one of the criteria listed above but who believe they are aligned with the mission and goals of Monarch Week may submit a request for consideration and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

*Participants are defined as the individuals who are served by your organization and who will be camping at Rob Hill Campground as part of any Monarch Week Program reservations scheduled by your organization.

NOTE: Individuals who are organizing a camping trip that is not officially sponsored by an eligible organization, for profit organizations or businesses, and international organizations are not eligible to participate.

Booking Rules

A woman and two children camping at Rob Hill.
Photo by Paul Myers.

Reservations for the 2024 Monarch Week Program are available during the following designated program dates:

  • April 21 to 28
  • May 19 to 26
  • June 23 to 30
  • July 21 to 28
  • August 18 to 25
  • September 22 to 29
  • October 20 to 27

All other dates during the 2024 the camping season will be available to the general public for reservation via following the policies set forth.

Campsite requests for the Monarch Week Program will be processed on a first come, first served basis. The Presidio Trust cannot guarantee that an organization’s preferred camping dates will be available.

Eligible organizations may request:

  • Up to 4 consecutive nights of camping per reservation.
  • Up to 4 campsites per reservation.
  • Up to 2 reservations per camping season.

Requests for additional camping reservations may be granted at the discretion of the Presidio Trust if there is low demand from other eligible organizations and availability permits.

Eligible organizations must notify the Presidio Trust of cancellations or request that a reservation be rescheduled by emailing

Whenever possible, eligible organizations should cancel reservations or submit a request to reschedule at least two weeks in advance. This will provide Presidio Trust staff enough notice to make the campsites available for general public reservation.

Eligible organizations that provide no notice of cancellation and fail to arrive on their scheduled check-in date (“no show”) may be ineligible for future reservations through the Monarch Week Program.

Eligible organizations may only reschedule a reservation to another designated program date within the same camping season as the original reservation. Rescheduled reservations are subject to availability.

Monarch Week reservations will be held to the  Terms and Conditions for Use of the Rob Hill Campground.

The booking rules and designated program dates may be evaluated annually to determine how well the Monarch Week Program is meeting the needs of eligible organizations. Adjustments to the booking rules and designated program dates may be made in response to these evaluations when feasible.

Program Fees

Standard reservation fees for the 2024 camping season at Rob Hill are $92 per site, per night on Sunday to Thursday nights, $140 per site, per night on Friday and Saturday nights, and $75 per site per night for veterans and active-duty military personnel.

Monarch Week participants will be responsible for paying standard reservation fees unless the organization indicates financial need when they submit their eligibility application. Reservation fees may be waived for those eligible organizations.

Eligible organizations who cancel their reservations at least two weeks in advance of their scheduled check-in date will receive a full refund of their reservation fees minus a $25 cancellation fee.

No refunds will be granted for no shows.

Eligible organizations may request to reschedule their reservation instead of cancelling. No cancellation fee will be assessed for rescheduled reservations.

All fees may be adjusted annually at the Presidio Trust’s sole discretion.

How to Apply

Several children setting up tents at Rob Hill Campground.

Applications for the 2024 pilot program will be accepted starting on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 9 am PST.  Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organizations interested in participating in the Monarch Week Pilot Program must complete the Rob Hill Monarch Week Program 2024 Organization Eligibility Application.

Only one eligibility application per organization needs to be submitted. As part of the application, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information for any other members of your organization who are authorized to request camping reservations and lead camping trips on behalf of your organization (“trip leaders”). These trip leaders must have the authority to sign the Terms and Conditions for the Use of Rob Hill Campground on behalf of your organization.

If you need assistance completing the eligibility application, contact us at or (415) 561-5083.

Application Review

Presidio Trust staff will review your application and determine, based on the information provided, if your organization is eligible to participate. Presidio Trust staff may, but are not required to, request additional information or documentation if the information provided in the application is not sufficient to determine eligibility. You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email.

If your organization is determined to be eligible to participate in the Monarch Week Program, Presidio Trust staff will send instructions to you and any other trip leaders designated in your application via email to submit your campsite request, pay your reservation fees (if applicable) and receive your camping permit. Campsite requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability.

Contact Us 

If you have questions about the Monarch Week Program, please contact us at or (415) 561-5083.

A monarch butterfly in a eucalyptus tree at Rob Hill Campground.