Dublin Summer Camps

Summer Camps Serving Dublin

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

Young Campers Make Friends with Horse, Metal Sculpture Curls Behind Large "Dublin" Sign, 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!

Dublin area bus stops

  • Pleasanton: Stoneridge Park & Ride
  • San Ramon: Bollinger CVS
Counselor Greets Campers off the Morning Bus

What parents are saying

I could not believe how many camp songs my son knows by heart and he loves to sing them. He keeps asking when it will be time for camp again.
     – Ineke and Scott G, Pleasanton

As always, Roughing It is a highlight for my daughter. She immediately put how many days until next summer on a countdown clock on her computer.
     – Mary and Chris M, Pleasanton

Roughing It Supports Dublin Schools!

Roughing It gives back to many of the schools our campers attend. We have made donations to the following schools:

Parent References

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 Dublin and other Tri-Valley 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

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.