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 Blackhawk 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!
Blackhawk area bus stops
- Danville: Blackhawk CVS
- Danville: Black Bear Diner
- San Ramon: Bollinger Safeway
- San Ramon: Crow Canyon Commons
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 Blackhawk 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 a current family or alumni in your area (or school) who can speak about Roughing It. Here are Danville and San Ramon families who would be happy to talk with you:
- Elisa & Doug Graver-Dowd
- Joyce Ho
- Dr. Tracy Trotter
- Dora Coelho & Jack Nickerson
- Terri & John Pulliam
- Elaine & Kent Screechfield
- Nancy & Scott Batiste