Since 1972, Roughing It Day Camp has been
creating summer memories that remain in the hearts of our campers,
influencing their values into adulthood. Take a look at the
distinguishing features of Roughing It's 4 and 8-week
camps and find out why we are voted "Best in the Bay."
Experience a Variety of All Outdoor Activities
Our campers experience a wide variety of outdoor activities
designed to develop the whole child and build life skills. We
offer outdoor activities children rarely get to do anywhere else
with skill based instruction by age and ability levels.
» View Our Camp Activities
The Roughing It Community
A Place Where Everyone Belongs & Friendships Flourish
Our campers spend the entire session with the same small group
of friends and counselors. This consistency allows campers to
form strong bonds of friendship, trust, teamwork and loyalty that
are a part of the "Roughing It Spirit" & our Community of Respect!
» Learn More about Group Focus
Our Counselors Bring Out the Best in Every Child
Our counselors set positive guidelines and build supportive
relationships with campers, enabling every child to reach their
potential. Roughing It's all adult counselors are excellent
role models for our campers.
» Meet Our Counselors
Our Longer Sessions
Designed for Growth, Skill Building, Friendship and Fun!
We know it takes time for children to master new skills and
build strong friendships with their group and counselors, and that
is why our 4 and 8-week programs have been such a success. We
see campers make significant growth the longer they are at camp:
lasting friendships are made, self-confidence grows, new skills are
achieved, and they really feel part of our camp community.
» Learn More about the Roughing It Difference
Our Commitment to Safety
Roughing It has been committed to the safety of children for
over three decades. The health and safety of campers is the
top priority for all of our staff. Our counselors are all
adults, all CPR and 1st Aid Certified, and ensure that campers are
always supervised with a ratio of 4 campers to 1 adult
» Learn More about Camper Safety
We offer home and central bus service in 23 locations, serving
San Francisco, the East Bay, Alameda, Lamorinda, and the 680
corridor from Pleasant Hill to San Ramon. Transportation
is safe and convenient, with buses driven by
professional school drivers and an adult Roughing It counselor
on each bus.
Learn more about transportation.