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Roughing It Programs for Young Campers
Preschool through 2nd Grade


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Roughing It 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.
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Roughing It programs available for young campers. Campers in preschool through 2nd grade 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 and Little Raccoons programs cater to these younger ages and are tailored to the stamina, interests, and developmental goals of each age group.
Is your child ready for camp?
Summer camp is a wonderful place where children young and old get the opportunity to participate in many new activites and experience a new world. Find out if your child is ready!

All outdoors & Instruction offered in a variety of activity areas. Roughing It is an all-outdoors program located 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.

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  (Preschool and up)

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 make friends. 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


LITTLE RACCOONS  (Pre-K - 2nd Grade)

While most of our youngest campers are ready for the full Roughing It 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 - 7 years old. Transportation is included from central locations. Learn More


Is your camper ready for Roughing It? Visiting us at an event is a great way to learn more about Roughing It and determine what program would be best for your camper. You can also contact us with any questions you have.

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