Roughing It Day Camp is a traditional, outdoor summer camp for children ages 4 to 16. Located at the Lafayette Reservoir in the San Francisco East Bay.

Horse Day Camp at Roughing It

A Variety of All-Outdoors Activities

Horseback riding, swimming, waterfront, and more! Activities designed to develop the whole child. Skill-based instruction by age and ability level. 

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Since 1972, we have been a place for children to learn, grow, discover the outdoors, make new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime.

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Upcoming Events

Sun, Dec 3 - Camp Tour, Lafayette, 3-4pm
Mon, Jan 15 - Camp Tour, Lafayette, 3-4pm

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"Elisabeth likes the variety of activities. We also like the focus on the outdoors, so close to home. In addition, we like having 4 weeks for Elisabeth to bond with her fellow campers."
    — Ann, Parent of 3rd grader, Berkeley

"Rio really enjoys going to camp at Roughing It. He's not an easy person to get up in the morning; but when it's to go to Roughing It he is up and ready... just wish it would be the same for school!"

    — Dora, Parent of 6th grader, Danville

Additional Programs

Roughing It's Premier
English Riding Camp

Roughing It's 
1-Week Outdoor Camps

Contact Us

(925) 283-3795 

Mailing Address
Roughing It Day Camp
PO Box 1266
Orinda, CA 94563
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Office Location
936 Dewing Ave, Suite G 
Lafayette, CA
(Please no mail)
Camp Location
3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd 
Lafayette, CA 94549
(Please no mail)