Free Bus Transportation!
36 bus stops in East Bay, San Francisco, Contra Costa and Tri Valley.

Professional bus drivers and adult Roughing It counselors are on every bus.

Home Pick-up Areas

Home pick-up is available for our 4, and 8 Week Day Camp program from Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Piedmont, Rockridge, and Central Berkeley.

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Central Transportation Locations

Central pick-up is available for all of our camps. Locations marked CP are also available for After Care Drop Off (CampPlus).

Contra Costa County

  • Lafayette: Bentley School 
  • Lafayette: Lafayette Elementary CP 
  • Lafayette: Acalanes High School 
  • Martinez: Hidden Lakes Park
  • Moraga: Moraga McCaulous CP 
  • Orinda: Del Rey Elementary 
  • Orinda: Glorietta Elementary 
  • Orinda: Rite Aid CP 
  • Pleasant Hill: Walgreens  
  • Walnut Creek: Heather Farms Park 
  • Walnut Creek: Downtown CVS CP 

East Bay

  • Alameda: Park Street Landing
  • Berkeley: Arlington & Mendocino
  • Berkeley: Cedar Rose Park
  • Berkeley: Claremont & Woolsey CP   
  • Kensington: Kensington Library
  • Oakland: Broadway Terrace 
  • Oakland: Crocker Highlands
  • Oakland: Montclair Tennis Courts CP 
  • Oakland: Redwood Recreation Center  
  • Piedmont: Havens School  

Tri Valley

  • Alamo: Stone Valley CVS CP 
  • Danville: Black Bear Diner CP 
  • Danville: Blackhawk CVS
  • Pleasanton: Stoneridge Park & Ride 
  • Pleasanton: Valley Plaza 
  • San Ramon: Bollinger CVS
  • San Ramon: Bollinger Safeway 
  • San Ramon: Crow Canyon Commons  

San Francisco

  • Haight-Ashbury: Clayton & Parnassus 
  • Hayes Valley: French American Intl. School (Hickory St)** CP 
  • Lake Street: Lake & Funston
  • Noe Valley: Douglas Playground 
  • Pacific Heights: Alta Plaza Park CP  
  • St. Francis Wood: San Anselmo Fountain 

*Transportation locations are subject to availability and are on a first come, first serve basis. 

Bus Safety & Professional Drivers

All Roughing It buses are driven by professional & experienced bus drivers from First Student School Bus Company. They have year-round experience driving buses for schools. All bus drivers are licensed to drive school buses. Our bus drivers come back year after year to Roughing It. 

A Roughing It camp counselor is on every bus to provide supervision, and to make the bus safe and fun for the campers.  Younger campers are assigned older camper bus buddies by the bus counselor to ensure special care is given to our littlest campers. Each bus counselor is in direct communication with our office at all times by phone. 

Bus Spirit – Riding the Camp Bus is Fun! 

At Roughing It, camp starts as soon as the campers step onto the bus.  All campers are part of a bus group and participate in "bus spirit" where they come up with original songs, skits to perform them at Opening Circle.  Bus Spirit PomPoms are given out to the most deserving bus groups every Friday, and bus groups compete for the prized Golden PomPom.   

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