Summer Camps Serving Montclair
An all-outdoor day camp in the East Bay. Free transportation provided from Montclair.
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 Montclair families and are located at the beautiful Lafayette Reservoir.
We provide many outdoor activities found in a traditional summer camp, including 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.
Our Bus Stops serve San Francisco, East Bay, Contra Costa and Tri-Valley.
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? Learn more about our Camp Bus Stops & Transportation »
Oakland Bus Stops
- Oakland: Montclair Tennis Courts
- Oakland: Broadway Terrace
- Oakland: Mandana & Carlston (By Crocker Highlands School)
What parents are saying
Our son LOVED Roughing It. He’s never happier than at camp. He was calmer, more compliant, happier. He just grew up a lot this summer.
– Andrea and Brook D, Oakland
On the bus ride to camp, my son started singing and making up songs. His driver told me about it. It’s the first time that my son ever showed interest in singing, let alone making up his own songs. I was very impressed by this because it shows me how comfortable he felt with the other campers and how even the bus ride sparked his imagination and was an outlet for his creativity. my son had a fantastic time. He loved his counselors and all of the activities. He especially loved riding the bus and going through the “magic tunnel.” – Jana V, Oakland
Roughing It Supports Montclair SchoolsRoughing It gives back to many of the schools our campers attend. We have made donations to the following schools:
- Bay Farm Elementary
- Franklin Elementary
- St. Joseph Elementary
- Ecole Bilingue Elementary
- The Berkeley School
- Escuela Bilingue Internacional
- Redwood Day School
- Hillcrest Elementary
- Thornhill Elementary
- Chabot (Anthony) Elementary
- Montclair Elementary
- Bentley School
- St. Paul’s Episcopal School
- Crocker Highlands Elementary
- Melrose Leadership Academy
- Piedmont Schools Auction
- Corpus Christi School
Montclair Parent ReferencesWe 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 Oakland families who would be happy to talk with you:
- 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