The Roughing It Blog

Happy Holidays!

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

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What is so Valuable About Summer Camp?

Summer Camp is a special place for campers and staff to grow, learn, and create lasting friendships during the summer! Here are some of the many reasons why camp is such a valuable expereicne for young individuals! 

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Happy Holidays from the Roughing It Staff

  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

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Join us for Roughing It’s Holiday Gathering!

Enjoy some Holiday Cheer and Camp-Style Fun! You’re Invited! Camp families and staff, past, present and future – please join us! Visit with friends and enjoy some camp fun, festive crafts, and an (optional) hike to the ornament tree with Gus, the camp dog. Bring your family and friends along to ring in

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National Day of the Horse!

Mark your calendars horse lovers!  December 13 is National Day of the Horse!  In this season of giving, this is the perfect time to take a moment to appreciate everything that the horse has given us.  In honor of our equine friends, here are a few ways to show your

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Why the best holiday gift is Summer Camp!

The holiday season is a special time of year. With the gift giving season at hand, we often find ourselves searching for the perfect gift for the children in our lives. There are Ipads and Iphones, Wiis and Xboxes, technology and toys as far as the eye can see. But

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Today Is Giving Tuesday!

Today is giving Tuesday! Looking for a way for you and your family to give back this holiday season? Get involved in #GivingTuesday, a movement to create a global day of giving. Join us in supporting the Giving Tuesday movement by donating this holiday season! Pick a cause and share

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Get Your THANKS On with Fun Activities for Families!

Happy Thanksgiving from our Roughing It family to yours! The Thanksgiving Tree: A Family Activity of Gratitude While practicing and teaching gratitude is something we strive to do all year long, this season offers many opportunities to get creative in those efforts. One of our camper families shared their Thanksgiving Tree tradition

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Giving Tuesaday is Coming Nov 28!

Today is giving Tuesday! Looking for a way for you and your family to give back this holiday season? Get involved in #GivingTuesday, a movement to create a global day of giving. Join us in supporting the Giving Tuesday movement by donating this holiday season! Pick a cause and share

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What’s going on at Princess Row-a-Boat’s Tower?

Hello Campers! If you visit the Reservoir this Winter you may see Princess Row-a-Boata’s Tower is under construction. Don’t worry! Princess Row-A-Boata sent me a text message and let me know the Rangers are just doing some retro fitting to keep her tower safe!

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Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veteran’s Day to one and all. We are so grateful to those who have served our country and who continue to serve today. Remember to spend today with those that have served our country so bravely in mind, and give them a special thank you if you can.

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Happy Holidays From Roughing It!

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

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Life Lessons Learned at Roughing It

All of our campers have their own unique experiences every summer that they carry with them throughout their lives.  They take away valuable life skills from their time at camp, which help them in other areas of their life.  We wanted to share with you the experience one of our

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Fall updates at the Res!

We took a trip down to the Res today, and we have some exciting updates! There are some great updates being made around the Res in the coming months. Near the visitors center, the rangers are going to be putting in a new native plant garden, as well as a

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Wishing everyone a safe and spooky night. We would love to see pictures of all of campers dressed up in their costumes. Check out our blog post from Gus about how to deal with scary things on this fright night. Happy trick or treating!

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Happy New Years!

Happy New Year campers!  We hope you enjoyed your winter break and are having fun back in school! The New Years is a great time to reflect back on your past year and look forward to the new one. Making new years resolutions is one of our favorite parts of the

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Roughing It Camp Tours – November 5

Come see camp on November 5! 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 works for your family!  {{cta(‘4ff06d97-6652-4b18-a9c8-62f17ecce649’)}}

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#optoutside This Black Friday!

Looking for something to do on Black Friday?  We suggest you #optoutside and take your family outdoors for a hike at the Res.  Instead of shopping, get your whole family together, including  your Grandma and Grandpa, and go to the Lafayette Reservoir for a walk. All of the maple trees are turning bright

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Get Ready for Halloween with Roughing It!

Halloween is almost here! We can’t wait to see all of our campers dressed up and ready to go! Still don’t have your costume? Don’t fret! Check out some of the last minute costume ideas that our crafty campers have come up with – complete with accessories! Need a Halloween treat?

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Trick or Treat Street!

Come out on and join us tomorrow for some halloween fun at the Lafayette Trick or Treat Street! Roughing It will be handing out candy from 4-6pm, and we would love to see some of our camp friends there! For more info on the event, check out their website here.

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Res Run Fun!

This past weekend, Roughing It went out to support the Lafayette Res Run for Education! We had such a great time, and we loved getting to talk with members of our community. Counselors Tia and Meagan came out with us and led fun games and activities. If you’re looking for

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Join Us For The Lafayette Res Run!

This weekend Roughing It is excited to be at the Lafayette Res Run for Education! We will have a booth set up with fun games and prizes, and we would love for you all to come out and join us! We even have some surprise counselors coming back to help

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What is a traditional camp?

I am always very proud when Roughing It Day Camp is listed in a directory or an article on camp as a traditional camp.  I went to a great traditional camp as a child, worked at two traditional camps, met my wife at a traditional camp, sent my children to

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Roughing It Camp Tours – October 22 & November 5

Come see camp on October 22 or November 5! 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 works for your family! 

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