The best program for young children
is Roughing It's 4 week or 8 week Day Camp program; A traditional,
all-outdoors day camp at the Lafayette Reservoir. We have been serving
very young campers since
we opened Roughing It in 1972. Campers are in groups based on their age
and grade in school so all of their activities while at camp are age
appropriate. Roughing It is the ideal place for the first time camper
to begin their camp experience.
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- Horseback Riding Instruction
- Swimming Lessons
- Nature & Outdoors
- Quiet & Active Activities
- Singing and Skits
- Group Time
- Opening & Closing Circle
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.
Campers enrolled in the Day Camp program will ride the bus to and from
camp each day. These campers can choose from HOME pick-up and drop-off
in many neighborhoods or Central Stops conveniently located in:
Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Pleasant
Hill, Danville, Piedmont, Oakland, Berkeley, Alamo, San Ramon, Martinez
Extended Day Program
Roughing It offers extended day programs for families who would like a
longer day at camp, for more about these extended care options please
see the camp