Summer Camps Serving Dublin

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

Campers learn rowing
Day campers at horseback riding
Campers learning to swim from their swim counselor

Outdoor Summer Camp for Ages 4-16

Since 1972, Roughing It has been offering summer camps in an all-outdoors environment for children ages 4 to 16. We serve many Dublin families and are located at the beautiful Lafayette Reservoir.

We provide many outdoor activities including horseback riding, swimming, waterfront activities, and more! We also have programs specifically designed for younger campers and teens. Come check us out at a local event or talk with a camper parent in your area.

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.

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

Free Extended Care

Our flexible before and aftercare programs also known as CampPlus.

Breakfast Club – 7:00-8:15am

Light breakfast and games at our central Lafayette office. $5/day

After-Camp Extended Care –                   3:00-5:00pm

  • Saddle Club 
  • Horse Club 
  • Swim Club 
  • Twilight Fishing 
  • Reservoir Club 
  • Sports Club 
  • Outdoor Cooking Club 

Visit Camp Today!

See our beautiful camp site at the Lafayette Reservoir! 

Learn More about Roughing It Programs

Counselor with her happy campers
Roughing It swim counselors teaches basic of diving

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

Contact Us to get in touch with a family in your area who has attended Roughing It Day Camp!

Come visit camp!

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

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We are ACA accredited

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