Martinez Summer Camps

Summer Camps Serving Martinez

An all-outdoor day camp in Lafayette. Free transportation provided near Martinez.

Campers learn rowing
Day campers at horseback riding
Campers learning to swim from their swim 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 Martinez 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
Junior Counselors Pose Wearing PFDs

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!

Counselor Greets Campers off the Morning Bus

What parents are saying

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

Martinez 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 local families who would be happy to talk with you:

  • Susan Schwartz & Jon Sterrer
  • Colleen & Randy Jaffe
  • Mariko & Akio Kuroda
  • Karen Majors
  • Elizabeth & Robert Bettis
  • Tami & Dan Sonnier
  • DonnaLee & Jeffrey Wardley
  • Veronica Mora-Mieszowski & Hans Lapping