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!
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
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
Roughing It Supports Alamo Schools!
Roughing It gives back to many of the schools our campers attend. We have made donations to the following schools:
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