Summer Camps Serving Daly City

An all-outdoor day camp in the East Bay. Free transportation provided near Daly City.

Horse counselor giving their camper a high five
Campers learn rowing
Kids diving at swimming

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 Daly City 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
Teen Campers Play an Active Game in Sports

Visit Camp Today!

See our beautiful camp site at the Lafayette Reservoir! Attend an Open House or Camp Show, or contact us to schedule your 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!

Daly City Area Bus Stops

  • St. Francis Wood: San Anselmo Fountain
  • Noe Valley: Douglas Playground
  • Haight-Ashbury: Clayton & Parnassus
  • Fillmore District: CAIS Middle School (Turk St)
  • Pacific Heights: Alta Plaza Park
Counselor Greets Campers off the Morning Bus

What parents are saying

We love that he gets to have a summer camp experience living in SF. The great location, ease of getting him there and back, and extended program all make for a more relaxing summer. We also love the variety of outdoor activities.      -Danielle and BJ S, San Francisco

I love the “old fashioned/East Coast” campy feeling. I love the social skills/good values aspect of it that goes along with all the fun. It seems to me that camp helped my son “come out of his shell” with others.      -Dena F, San Francisco