Diablo Summer Camps

Summer Camps Serving Diablo

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

Young Campers Make Friends With Horse, Yellow Butterfly Perches on Local Greenery, Swimmers Perfect Their Streamlines During Lesson

Traditional 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 Lafayette and Lamorinda 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

Camp Friends Smile with Counselor, Camper Poses with Freshly-Caught Fish

Visit Camp Today!

See our beautiful camp site at the Lafayette Reservoir! Attend an Open House or Camp Show, or schedule a 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!

Diablo area bus stops

  • Alamo: Stone Valley CVS
  • Danville: Black Bear Diner
  • Danville: Blackhawk CVS
Counselor Greets Campers off the Morning Bus

What parents are saying

I really appreciate the follow up that we get in the way of report cards from the various staff members. It is a great way to tangibly see what the kids are doing and learning…I gave my daughter the option of going to Roughing It or Hawaii for 2 weeks and she chose Roughing It! I think that says it all!!!
-Liz B, Walnut Creek

Come visit camp!

Please visit our event page for information about the next Camp Open House or Camp Show!

We are ACA accredited

Roughing It is accredited by the American Camping Association. Learn why accreditation matters.