Summer Camps Serving Alamo

An all-outdoor day camp in Lafayette. Free transportation provided from Alamo.

Group going on an outdoor adventure
Campers rowing with their counselor on the Reservoir

All-outdoors summer camp activities since 1972!

Since 1972, Roughing It has been offering summer camps in an all-outdoors environment for children ages 4 to 16. We serve many Alamo families and are located at the beautiful Lafayette Reservoir.

We provide many outdoor activities found in a traditional summer camp, including swimming, waterfront activities, and more! We also have programs specifically designed for teens and younger campers. Come check us out at a local event or talk with a camper parent in your area. 

Learn More about Roughing It Programs

4 & 8-Week Day Camp (PreK-10th Grade)

Counselor with her happy campers
Roughing It swim counselors teaches basic of diving

FREE transportation!

Our Bus Stops serve San Francisco, East Bay, Contra Costa and Tri-Valley.

Our buses are driven by year-round professional school bus drivers in safe school buses.

Need more info on times or want to inquire about home pick up? Learn more about our Camp Bus Stops & Transportation   »

Alamo bus stops

  • Alamo: Stone Valley Shopping Center
  • Walnut Creek: Downtown CVS
  • Danville: Black Bear Diner

Free Extended Care

We offer free extended care (Before & After Camp) to families who choose to drop off and pick up directly at camp. Learn more here!

What parents are saying

My son really enjoys going to camp at Roughing It. He’s not an easy person to get up in the morning; but when it’s to go to Roughing It he is up and ready  …just wish it would be the same for school! -Dora C, Danville

Parent References

We understand that finding the right camp for your child can be challenging. We can put you in touch with another family in your area (or school) who can speak about Roughing It. Here are Alamo and Danville families who would be happy to talk with you:
  • Darcy & Ed van Siclen
  • Laurie & John Bodine
  • Elizabeth Lampert & John Dibene
  • Larry & Michelle Hill
  • Carol Gilliland & Stacy Roach
  • Dora Coelho & Jack Nickerson
  • Terri & John Pulliam
  •  Elaine & Kent Screechfield
  • Nancy & Scott Batiste