It Programs for Young Campers
Kindergarten, 1st grade
has been offering all-outdoor summer day camps for young campers for over 40
years and is the ideal place for first time campers
to begin their camp experience.
Roughing It Day
available for young campers. Campers in preschool, pre-K, Kindergarten and beyond, all thrive at Roughing It.
We offer specific programs and specific groups to fulfill the needs and exceed the
expectations of our youngest campers and their families. Roughing It Day Camp's Kinder Campers, Little Raccoons,
and Little Explorers programs cater to these younger ages and are
tailored to the
stamina, interests, and developmental goals of each age group.
All outdoors & Instruction
offered in a variety of activity areas. Roughing It is an all outdoors
program that offers a variety of activities for all campers specific to age and ability. Carefully developed lesson plans
at each program area follow a
progression so that each activity session builds upon the next and along with each child. Learn more about activities specific to each program by
visiting the links below to Kinder Campers, Little Raccoons and Little
Explorers program pages. Learn more about our
all outdoor 900 acre site and take a
virtual tour of camp.
All adult staff
with first aid, CPR and Lifeguard certifications.
Roughing It hires, trains
and supervises all of it's own staff and selects all adult counselors
from over 800 qualified applicants each year.
Swim and Waterfront staff are Lifeguard Certified and all
staff have current CPR and First Aid certifications.
ROUGHING IT DAY CAMP, KINDER CAMPERS
(4 - 6 years old)
Young campers are ready and eager to participate in our 4 or 8-week Day Camp program which provides the maximum opportunity
and consistency for campers to build skills, confidence and
Kinder Campers are placed in either the Pre-Kindergarten or
Kindergarten group at camp (1st graders and older have their
own camper groups specific to grade and gender) so all activities are specific to
age and ability
including instruction in horseback riding, swimming, fishing, rowing, crafts,
sports and more.
Transportation is included from home and central locations.
Learn more about
LITTLE RACCOONS (4 - 6
While most of our youngest campers are ready for the
full Roughing It "Kinder Campers" program, some younger children and
their parents may wish to start with our Little Raccoons program. This
program is a shorter camp experience (2 week sessions) with fewer scheduled
activities for a less busy camp day. Little Raccoons are in
their own co-ed camper group with campers 4 - 6 years old.
Transportation is included from central locations.
about Little Raccoons
(3 - 4 years old)
one-week, half day program is an introduction to the
Roughing It experience for campers 3
- 4 years old. Little Explorers enjoy a variety of camp
activities with a small group of campers and their own
experienced Roughing It counselors. Transportation is not
provided for the Little Explorer program. Little Explorers
are dropped-off and picked-up at the Lafayette Reservoir by
a parent/guardian during their camp session.
Learn more about Little Explorers
QUICK COMPARISON OF ROUGHING IT'S YOUNG CAMPER PROGRAMS
to Compare All Roughing It Programs
Is your camper ready for
Roughing It? Our upcoming events are a great way to learn more about
Roughing It and determine what program would be best for your
camper. Please contact us
with any questions you may have.