Summer Camps Serving Danville

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

Kids diving at swimming
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 Danville 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.

Learn More about Roughing It Programs

4 & 8-Week Day Camp (PreK-10th Grade)

Counselor with her happy campers
Campers posing with the counselor and canoe

FREE transportation!

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? Learn more about our Camp Bus Stops & Transportation  »

Danville Bus Stops

  • Danville: Black Bear Diner
  • Alamo: Stone Valley Shopping Center
  • San Ramon: Bollinger Central Park

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

Parent References

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 Danville families who would be happy to talk with you:
  • Dora Coelho & Jack Nickerson
  • Terri & John Pulliam
  • Nancy & Scott Batiste
  • Nancy & Cliff Campbell
  • Susan & John Chance
  • Mary-Kathleen DeWalt
  • Laura Johnson
  • Margaret & Jim Klauber
  • Mr/Mrs. Jim McCormac
  • Ann & Tom Neale
  • Sue & Peter Pang
  • Elaine & Kent Screechfield
  • Jennifer & Bill Shurman