Experience the Roughing It Difference

The Roughing It Difference

Celebrating our 46th summer!

Family owned & operated since 1972 by Ann & Hobie Woods, now joined by their daughter Amy Woods. Cecilio, their grandson, is a 3rd generation camper.

Spectacular Lake Site at the Lafayette Reservoir

An all-outdoors 900 acre lakefront site in Lafayette with trails for hiking, fresh air, exercise, and fun! Discover the outdoors!

Best Variety of Outdoor Camp Activities

Amazing variety of outdoor activities – including our Horse Program – designed to develop the whole child.

Skill-Based Instruction & Safety for all Ages

Our longer sessions promote camper growth, skill development, friendships and fun. Camper Safety is our highest priority.

The Roughing It Camp Community and Camp Spirit

A place where friendships flourish!  Small camper groups with the same counselor build friendships and teamwork.

Roughing It camper team build at adventure

Strength through Teamwork: Life Skills to Succeed in the 21st Century

Campers thrive and learn life skills, collaboration and leadership.

Exceptional All-Adult Staff Provide a Safe Environment

Our counselors are positive role models who create a nurturing environment for campers to grow. Many of our staff were campers at Roughing It!

Free Transportation & Free Extended Care

36 central pick up spots in SF, East Bay, Contra Costa and Tri-Valley. Flexible before and after camp program options also available.

Our Lovable Horses

Plus our Herd of Loveable Horses!

Our horses are carefully selected for their gentle dispositions and easily win the hearts of our campers. Campers come to love and appreciate that wonderful animal we call the horse. Meet our herd of 20 horses.