Summer Camps Serving Blackhawk
An all-outdoor day camp in the East Bay. Free transportation provided from Blackhawk.
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 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.
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?
Blackhawk area bus stops
- Danville: Black Bear Diner
- San Ramon: Bollinger Central Park
- Alamo: Stone Valley Shopping Center
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
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:
Parent ReferencesWe 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