Camp Calendar and Theme Weeks - 2017


Before Camp Season: Open House and Camp Events

Roughing It hosts open houses and events at the Lafayette Reservoir -- families can see our camp site, take a tour, and participate in activities. Meet some of our great staff. Learn More » 

June 22nd Sample Camp (9am-3pm) - Try Out a Day at Camp

Campers spend a day at camp, make friends, and participate in a variety of activities. This is a great way for your child to experience a typical day at camp. Learn more about Sample Camp »


June 26 - June 30  •  Session I  •  Week 1  •  Friendship Week
Life Skills: trust in others, making new friends, meeting new people, reacquainting with old friends, respect.
Wednesday, June 28: Camp Friendship Day


July 3 - July 7  •  Session I  •  Week 2  •  American Spirit Week
Life Skills: respect, cooperation, meeting new challenges, inclusion, pride in yourself and your country
Tuesday, July 4: 4th of July Family Picnic: 9:00am - 1:00pm. Whole family is invited!


July 10 - July 14  •  Session I  •  Week 3  •  Eco Challenge & Environmental Awareness Week
Life Skills: outdoor survival skills, group challenges (where everyone survives!) respecting the environment, minimum impact, making a contribution, taking action, positive participation
Wednesday, July 12: Group Pictures
Thursday, July 13: 
Earth Day


July 17 - July 21  •  Session I  •  Week 4  •  Camp Spirit & Community Week
Life Skills: team building, communication, making friendship ties and keeping them, saying farewells, closure
Wednesday, July 19: Hawaii Day (Dress Up Day)
   Saddle Horse Club Show (3:30 - 5:00)
Thursday, July 20: 
Parents Closing Circle (1:45 - 3:00)
Friday, July 21: Last Day - Session I: Special closure activities


July 24 - July 28  •  Session II  •  Week 1  •  Buddy/Reach Out Week
Life Skills: patience, tolerance, reaching out to others, acceptance, values of the old West, resourcefulness and sharing
Thursday, July 27: Western Day (Dress Up Day)


July 31 - August 4  •  Session II  •  Week 2  •  Creativity Week
Life Skills: creative problem solving, positive participation, group and individual responsibility
Wednesday, August 2: Group Pictures
Thursday, August 3: 
Back to the Future Day (Dress Up Day)


August 7 - August 11  •  Session II  •  Week 3  •  World Cultures/Cultural Awareness Week
Life Skills: understanding differences & appreciating diversity
Wednesday, August 9: International Day (Dress Up Day)
   Saddle Club Horse Show 3:30 - 5:00
   Parents' Closing Circle 1:45 - 3:00


August 14 - August 18  •  Session II  •  Week 4  •  Teamwork/Olympic Week
Life Skills: sportsmanship, positive attitude, forming lasting ties with friends
Wednesday, August 16: Swim Club Olympic Day 3:45 - 5:00
Friday, August 18: 
Last Day of Camp: Special closure activities