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New Challenges and Fun for You - Every Year!

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Roughing It is always improving the quality of its campers' experience by adding new activities and expanding existing programs. We offer new challenges for each grade level, so campers can continue to grow year after year.

There's Always Something New to Come Back To at Roughing It!

Individualized instruction by age and ability so there's always something to look forward to.
all camper
swimming Swimming
All Ages
riding Horseback Riding
All Ages
fishing Fishing
All Ages
sports Sports
All Ages
arts and crafts Arts & Crafts
All Ages
outdoor skills Outdoor Living Skills
All Ages
environment Environmental Education
All Ages
group time Group Time
All Ages
younger campers
rowing Rowing
K - 4th Grade
animal care Animal Care
K - 4th Grade
canoeing Canoeing
2nd Grade & Up
high dive High Dive
3rd Grade & Up
outdoor cooking Outdoor Cooking
3rd Grade & Up

summer rowing

older camper
adventure Adventure
4th Grade & Up
kayaking Kayaking
5th Grade & Up
superchoice SuperChoice
6th - 10th Grade
specialty clinics Specialty Clinics
Jr. High - CILT
lunch ride Teen Riding
Jr. High
CILTs CILT Program
9th - 10th

(Leadership Training)

Coming Attractions 2017

  • SuperChoice (Day Campers 5th-10th grades)  Specialty clinics offered in English Riding, Cross Country, Western Riding, Swimming, Fishing and Kayaking excursions, advanced Crafts and Sports. Check out all the SuperChoice activities for this summer.
  • GeoCaching (Day campers 5th-10 grades and Outdoor Explorers)  Navigate the wilderness using GPS receiver.  Learn mapping and orienteering through scavenger hunts.
  • New Trail Course, Barrel Racing & Roping (SuperChoice)
    Cowboy up, ride our new trail course and practice your rodeo skills.
  • New Transportation Locations Near You!
    We are excited to announce 14 new transportation locations throughout the East Bay, Contra Costa, SF, and Tri-Valley. Check them out on our Transportation Page.
  • New Additions to the American Red Cross Swim Program
    Look forward to improvements in the American Red Cross swim lesson program including new preschool and kindergarten aquatics, water safety skill for all levels, as well as stroke technique, endurance building, diving and rescue skills for advanced swimmers. Click here for more information.
  • At Horseback Riding - CHA Riding Lesson Curriculum
    We are pleased to collaborate with the Certified Horsemanship Association to offer an improved riding lesson and horsemanship curriculum designed to teach strong foundations for beginning riders as well as improve techniques of advanced riders.  Earn badges for completing each skill level at Day Camp SuperChoice or Horse Day Camp. Click here for more information.
  • Eco-Friendly Initiatives
    Doing our part to keep the reservoir clean and healthy and instill green living habits in our campers, including Leave No Trace program and the Bay Area Bird Count with the Audubon Society.

Other Roughing It Programs

outdoor explorers Outdoor Explorers
1st-6th grade. 1-week outdoor adventures at the Lafayette Reservoir.

Little Raccoons introductory camp program

Little Raccoons
Pre-K to 2nd grade. A 2-week introductory program for younger campers.

Roughing It comprehensive riding and horsemanship programs

Horse Day Camp
Roughing It's premiere 2-week English riding program.

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