Summer Camps Serving Alamo

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

Day campers at horseback riding
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 horseback riding, 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. Feel free to drop by our Lafayette office!

Learn More about Roughing It Programs

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

Visit Camp Today!

See our beautiful camp site at the Lafayette Reservoir! Attend an Open House or Camp Show, or schedule a personal tour of camp.

FREE transportation!

Our 36 Bus Stops serve San Fransisco, East Bay, Contra Cost and Tri-Valley and certain areas are available for home pick up. See our Camp Bus Stops & Home Pickup Locations  »

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? Send a request!

Alamo bus stops

  • Alamo: Stone Valley CVS
  • Walnut Creek: Downtown CVS
  • Danville: Blackhawk CVS
  • Danville: Black Bear Diner
Counselor Greets Campers off the Morning Bus

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