Summer Camps Serving Lafayette

An all-outdoor day camp at the Lafayette Reservoir. Home transportation serving Lafayette.

Kids diving at swimming
Group canoeing on the Reservoir
Campers love their counselor

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 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

Counselor with her happy campers
Teen Campers Play an Active Game in Sports

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!

Lafayette Area bus stops

  • Home Pick Up
  • Bentley School
  • Lafayette Elementary
  • Springhill School
  • Moraga McCaulous
  • Del Rey School
  • Glorietta Elementary
  • Orinda Rite Aid
Counselor Greets Campers off the Morning Bus

What parents are saying

A week doesn’t go by that my son doesn’t mention Roughing It…..the counselors, the experience. He had the best summer of his life thanks to Roughing It. – Julie P, Lafayette

I’ve always been a big fan of Roughing It, but this year surpassed my expectations. My son was fully engaged, loved his group, and treasured his experience. I was wondering how camp would adjust to an older camper, and Roughing It couldn’t have addressed his needs better. – Nina R, Lafayette

Roughing It Supports Lafayette 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 summer 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:
  • Isabelle Ord & Doug Spear
  • Jan & JB Walker
  • Julie Peck
  • Monique & Chad Lane
  • Nina Resnikoff & Steven Kallick
  • Sandy & Greg Tamkin
  • Ann Almgren & John Bell
  • Elena Otero & Alfonso Mendez
  • Elizabeth Sandoval-Seamands & Scott Seamands
  • Jill & Sadi Adri
  • Paul & Jennifer Griessel