Kensington Summer Camps

Summer Camps Serving Kensington

An all-outdoor day camp in the East Bay. Free transportation provided from Kensington.

Teen Campers Smile with a Horse Favorite, Greenery Lines Kensington City Home, Young Campers Practice Flutter Kicks on Kick-boards

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 Kensington 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!

Kensington and Berkeley Bus Stops

  • Kensington Library
  • Arlington & Mendocino
  • Cedar Rose Park
  • Star Grocery
Counselor Greets Campers off the Morning Bus

What parents are saying

You have an incredible organization, fabulous staff and a real love of doing this, it is obvious.
-Terezia N, Berkeley

My daughter likes the variety of activities, and we like having 4 weeks for her to bond with her fellow campers. We also like the variety plus the focus on the outdoors, so close to home.
-Ann S, Berkeley

Parent References

We understand that 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 families in your area who would be happy to talk with you:

  • Ann Smulka & Robert Blackburn
  • Terezia Nemeth & Charles Gibson
  • Joanna Sedman & Andy Packard
  • Rhonda Clark & Jessica Warren
  • Tamara Lange & Alex Helperin
  • Andrea & Brook Dooley
  •  Christine & Rick da Silva
  • Dawit Kidane & Aster Yosief
  • Dele & Daniel Kammen
  • Hilary & Jason Keith Jennifer & Edan Kabatchnick
  • Jennifer & Felix Baum Jennifer Judy & Jared Caldwell
  • Kara Winter & Tim Golden
  • Meghan & Kevin Leader
  • Rebecca Johnson
  • Ruth Singer & Daniel Bodner
  • Selamawite Negusse & Amanuel Zerit

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.