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.

"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

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Additional Programs

Roughing It Horse Programs Roughing It Outdoor Explorers

Upcoming Events

June 3 - Open House @ Lafayette Reservoir

Contact Us

(925) 283-3795

Office Address
936 Dewing Ave, Suite G (second floor), Lafayette, CA

Camp Address
Lafayette Reservoir
3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549