The Roughing It Blog
We are celebrating the official last days of summer by sharing some our favorite camp memories from our 40th season! Special thanks to all our campers, camp families and staff who made our 40th summer so amazing. Can’t wait to see you in 2013! -Ann and Hobie
We dropped in on Cecilio, our grandson, when he was camping with his parents the last weekend of the summer on the Russian River. They were lighting the fire for s’mores. Cecilio said, “Granny Ann, did you know there are three types of campfires? One you start with kindling in
Give Back to Schools Drive – Roughing It Day Camp partners with the Walnut Creek Education Foundation
Roughing It Day Camp has partnered with the Walnut Creek Education Foundation to host our Give Back to Schools Drive.
We already have lots returning staff planning to come back to camp. Many who started as campers at Roughing It. Last summer we had 24 former campers on staff. Here are some of our returning staff for 2012 with the years they’ve been at Roughing It:
Your child wants to take horseback riding lessons and there are tons of riding instructors in the area to choose from. Where to you even begin?
Here is a new article on the benefits of camp that just came out- confirming why you send your children to Roughing It!
The giving of love is an education in itself. Eleanor Roosevelt
I hope so, because the many opportunities for you and the day camp staff to share information can greatly improve the positive impact that a day camp has on your child.
Polish off those boots, and grab your top hat! It’s time for the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event!
Spring is here! What a great time to get outside and take advantage of what your local parks have to offer! Try new outdoor activities and bring your family and friends to the Lafayette Reservoir to enjoy nature. Get in shape by taking a short hike around the lower lakeside
Camp is the perfect place to learn to be a leader because of the many opportunities available to develop and practice leadership skills. At camp, counselors help campers, shy or outgoing, get the most out of themselves through their participation in a supportive, positive group setting. Campers learn important life lessons
Did you know that school buses provide one of the safest forms of transportation for a child? They do! In fact, transporting a child in a school bus driven by a professional school bus driver is over 100 times safer than being driven by a parent, bicycling, or walking to a destination.
Fall is when we get a short breather to plan our future improvements. We have just surveyed the schools where our campers attend and the universities where we recruit our best staff. We now have a much clearer picture of what the next few years should look like and we
It’s finally getting to be that time of year again, and if you have never been to a rodeo, now is the time to enjoy some great local traditions (an you might even get to see Deshawn, our Assistant Ranch Camp Director, ride!). Check out bull riding, barrel racing, parades,
Round up the family and join the California State Horseman’s Association for the annual Spring Stampede Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd at Robertson Park in Livermore. Riders from all over the region will be competing in an English and Western horse show, Gymkhana and Cattle Sorting. There will