Roughing It: An all-outdoor summer camp serving Lafayette


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Traditional summer camp activities since 1972!

Since 1972, Roughing It has been offering summer camps in an all-outdoors environment for children ages 4 to 16. We serve many Lafayette and Lamorinda families and are located at the beautiful Lafayette Reservoir.

We provide many outdoor activities found in a traditional summer camp, including horseback riding, swimming, waterfront activities, and more! We also have programs specifically designed for teens and younger campers. Come check us out at a local event or talk with a camper parent in your area. Feel free to drop by our Lafayette office!


Learn More about Roughing It Programs

Roughing It friends and fishing

Visit Camp Today!

See our beautiful camp site at the Lafayette Reservoir! Attend an Open House or Camp Show, or contact us to schedule your personal tour of camp.


FREE transportation!

Our 36 Bus Stops serve San Fransisco, East Bay, Contra Cost and Tri-Valley and certain areas are available for home pick up. See our Camp Bus Stops & Home Pickup Locations  »

Our buses are driven by year-round professional school bus drivers in safe school buses.

Need more info on times or want to inquire about home pick up? Send a request!

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Free bus transportation to and from camp

Roughing It Supports Lafayette Schools!

Roughing It gives back to many of the schools our campers attend. We have made donations to the following schools:

Parent References

We understand that finding the right summer camp for your child can be challenging. We can put you in touch with another family in your area (or school) who can speak about Roughing It. Here are families in your area who would be happy to talk with you:

  • Isabelle Ord & Doug Spear
  • Jan & JB Walker
    Julie Peck
  • Monique & Chad Lane
  • Nina Resnikoff & Steven Kallick
  • Sandy & Greg Tamkin
  • Ann Almgren & John Bell
  • Elena Otero & Alfonso Mendez
  •  Elizabeth Sandoval-Seamands & Scott Seamands
  • Jill & Sadi Adri
  • Paul & Jennifer Griessel
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Come visit camp!

Please visit our event page for information about the next Camp Open House or Camp Show!

We are ACA accredited

Roughing It is accredited by the American Camping Association. Learn why accreditation matters.