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Little Raccoons
Two Week Program for Younger Campers

 Pre-K - 2nd Grade

Little Raccoons younger camper program

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learning soccer

Our staff help campers learn fundamental sports techniques.

great friends

Our counselors ensure camp is fun and safe for every camper.


Campers learn rowing at the Lafayette Reservoir

Learn to row with our Lifeguard Certified Waterfront staff.

Little Raccoons is an introductory camp program specially designed to help young children get ready for a full camp experience. Since 1972, our Day Camp has included our youngest campers in the longer sessions. We understand that children who are more timid may benefit from a shorter session for their first camp experience. Some of the more challenging activities such as horseback riding are not a part of the Little Raccoon schedule to allow for a more relaxed daily schedule. Home pick-up is offered only in the longer Roughing It Day Camp program. After Little Raccoons, campers are generally excited and eager to join Roughing It Day Camp.

Little Raccoons Activities:
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  • Swimming Lessons
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Nature & Outdoors
  • Crafts
  • Sports
  • Quiet Activities
  • Singing and Skits
  • Group Time
  • Opening & Closing Circle

Interested in horseback riding lessons? 
Check out Roughing It Day Camp for younger campers Preschool - 2nd graders.

Caring & Experienced Adult Counselors
Roughing It's continued success at providing a safe, supportive camp environment is our outstanding all adult staff. We select staff because of their maturity, character, experience and ability to relate to and inspire young children. We also have our own certified specialty staff who instruct at each of the program areas and camp administrators on the campsite each day. Our overall camper to counselor ratio is 4:1.

Camper Safety
The health and safety of each camper is the primary concern of each Roughing It staff member. Supervision of campers by staff is ALWAYS constant. All our staff are certified in /First Aid and CPR, and receive additional training in safety and health procedures during the week of staff orientation. All swim and waterfront staff are certified lifeguards.

Transportation Included!
Central pick up and drop off locations in: Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Danville, Piedmont, Oakland, Berkeley, Alamo, San Ramon, Martinez and
San Francisco!

Caring adult counselors

Experienced all-adult counselors with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio.

 Campers develop fishing skills

Campers enjoy fishing at the Lafayette Reservoir.

learning to swim at camp

American Red Cross swimming lessons for all skill levels.


Campers learn outdoor skills and environmental appreciation

Discover who lives in small spaces.


Accredited by the American Camping Association
American Red Cross swimming lesson program

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