Roughing It is a traditional outdoor summer day camp for children ages 4 - 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 life time.




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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 premiere
English riding camp

Roughing It's 
1-week outdoor adventures

Upcoming Events

June 22 - All Camp Open House @ Lafayette Reservoir 2:45p - 3:15p

Contact Us

(925) 283-3795 
camp@roughingit.com
Office Address 
936 Dewing Ave, Suite G 
(second floor)
Lafayette, CA
Camp Address 
3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd 
Lafayette, CA 94549