The Roughing It Difference
Celebrating our 51st 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!
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.
Strength through Teamwork: Life Skills to Succeed in the 21st Century
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!
Best Variety of Outdoor Camp Activities
Free Transportation & Free Extended Care
33 central pick up spots in SF, East Bay, Contra Costa and Tri-Valley. Flexible before and after camp program options also available.