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This easy, no bake, fruit tart is a camp favorite and a simple recipe to make at home. Gather up your campers and make some delicious tarts together, using whatever fruit toppings you like! SUPPLIES: Small Dixie Plates Zip-lock Bags Large Bowl Mixing Spoon INGREDIENTS: 2 packs Graham Crackers 3
So as you endeavor to give the most memorable and amazing gift this holiday season, we hope this inspires you to give the best holiday gift – the gift of summer camp!
D’juno?!? A Dutch oven is a thick walled cooking pot with a tight fitting lid created in the 1700s; Colonists and settlers coveted them because of their versatility and durability. For centuries cooks have used them to boil, bake, stew, fry, and roast meals for their friends and families. There
As we head into the busy holiday season, it’s a perfect time to pause and think about what we are truly grateful for this year, and to share with each other our thanks for the small and large blessings that are so abundant all around us. Thanksgiving is a perfect
We are gearing up for summer 2020 and have added new adventures to keep your campers happy and healthy at camp! Keep reading below for more details! More Trail Rides!Explore new trails out on the “Back 40” and group trail rides for beginner through advanced riders. Learn to ride the trail
The Roughing It Day Camp Horses have arrived from Lazy K Ranch in Chowchilla, CA, where they spend the fall and winter months. They are settling in, enjoying the golden sunshine and fresh grass. They can’t wait to start giving lessons to campers!https://vimeo.com/340287986
How Roughing It Prepares Kids to Take on the World Team building skills are more important than ever for children today. Over half of the jobs our campers will do as adults will be working in teams. Teamwork has always been a key part of the Roughing It Camp experience.
With Thanksgiving upon us, now is the time of year when people start to reflect on everything they are thankful for. Although this is the season to be grateful for what you have, gratitude is something that is great to practice all year long. Research studies show kids and adults
If you’ve ever attended a summer at camp, you probably already know how great an experience it is. A summer of fun, learning in ways different than the classroom and making memories to last a lifetime are all ways that summer camp transforms a child over the summer. Benefits of
News for Summer 2019 Priority Registration Savings NOW – Nov 15! New! Program and CampPlus Additions New! 2-Week Day Camp Sessions Hi Camp Families! We are excited to kick off our 47th summer of camp by offering more ways to have an amazing summer outdoors. As we continue to enhance our
“… a few weeks spent in a well-organized summer camp may be of more value educationally than a whole year of formal school work” – Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, in his 1922 treatise on education A summer at camp provides a unique learning experience and opportunity
Neigh everyone! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is Aladdin reminding you all to wear green today! Did you know that wearing an Irish horseshoe is also lucky? Some say that horseshoes are only lucky if they were previously worn by a horse, so see if one of your horsey
There are a variety of real, tangible benefits for a child’s well-being when they are outdoors, unplugged and connected to nature and to the real world all around them. Providing these opportunities for children was one of the paramount reasons we founded Roughing It Day Camp in 1972.
It’s always heart-warming to hear from campers, staff, and parents about how much they got out of their summer. We love the stories of campers learning how to swim, riding a horse for the first time, catching fish, climbing that steep hill to their secret forts, finding the daily D’junos,
January is a good time to begin looking for the right camp for your child! Many programs are just opening their registration so parents still have time to do their research. We are happy to offer some suggestions and resources for parents based on our 46 years of experience in
Significant Time Spent Outdoors – Apart from the fact that they are more likely to engage in healthy forms of play that will stimulate exercise, unstructured play time spent outdoors is beneficial for their creativity and development. Exercise and Physical Activity – Outside of school, camp provides precisely the kind of opportunities for kids
Summer is still a few months off but the warmer spring days are beginning to beckon us outdoors to enjoy and appreciate the amazing nature burgeoning around us! While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind right now, many of us are beginning to think about
Camp is a great way for your child to spend their summer! There are countless benefits to sending your child to camp that will last them for the rest of their life. Ann Woods, Director of Roughing It Day Camp, shares how camp can positively contribute to children’s development, based
Come see camp on January 15, January 27, Febuary 11 or Feb 19! Camp Tours are a perfect way to see camp, meet the Directors and ask any questions you may have about Roughing It. Check out our schedule of upcoming tour dates or schedule a personal tour at time that
Looking to make this summer your best one yet? Early Camp Registration for summer 2018 is open now, but the savings won’t last long! We are excited to offer lower costs and up to $300 in savings for camper families that register by January 15th. Register online now to secure
There are many ways that you can occupy your summers, and anyone that has worked at camp can tell you that it is a worthwhile experience. There are so many reasons why camp is such a great place to work for the summer, but the most important is probably how
Happy holidays! This is one of our favorite times of the year, a time to be grateful for our family and friends. Here at Roughing It, we are especially grateful for all of our wonderful campers and staff, who made this summer so special. Our counselors have a special holiday
Happy Holidays! Our staff is missing camp this holiday season, and wanted to send many warm wishes to all of our campers! Check out their holiday videos and posts now on CamperCaboodle! You can also get a sneak peak of the holiday videos here! From the Roughing it family