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, however, we understand that some
children may benefit from a shorter session for their first camp
For these families, the Little Raccoon program was started in 2002 and
continues to serve first time campers. Some of the more challenging activities such as horseback riding and the all-camp overnight are not a part of the
Little Raccoon schedule to allow for a more relaxed daily schedule. After Little Raccoons, campers
are generally excited and eager to join
the 4 or 8 week Roughing It Day Camp Program.
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- Swimming Lessons
- Nature & Outdoors
- 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 - 1st 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.
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.
Central pick up and drop off locations in: Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Pleasant
Hill, Danville, Piedmont, Oakland, Berkeley, Alamo, San Ramon, Martinez