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 Noe Valley 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!
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!
San Francisco Bus Stops
- Noe Valley
- St. Francis Wood
- Lake & Funston
- Alta Plaza Park
- Clayton & Parnassus
- French American Intl. School
What parents are saying
We love that he gets to have a summer camp experience living in SF. The great location, ease of getting him there and back, and extended program all make for a more relaxing summer. We also love the variety of outdoor activities.
-Danielle and BJ S, San Francisco
I love the “old fashioned/East Coast” campy feeling. I love the social skills/good values aspect of it that goes along with all the fun. It seems to me that camp helped my son “come out of his shell” with others.
-Dena F, San Francisco
Roughing It Supports Noe Valley Schools!
Roughing It gives back to many of the schools our campers attend. We have made donations to the following schools:
- Chinese American International
- Convent of the Sacred Heart
- Adda Clevenger Junior Prep.
- Town School for Boys
- Alvarado Elementary School
- Cathedral School for Boys
- Claire B. Lilienthal
- Lycee Francais International
- Hamlin School
- French American Intl School
- San Francisco Friends School
- Children’s Day School
- Presidio Hill School
- Brandeis Hillel SF
- Katherine Delmar Burke School
- Alta Vista School
- Alice Fong Yu Alternative School
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 some of our San Francisco families who would be happy to talk with you about camp:
- Corrina & Chris Bonomo
- Barry & Marta Perkins
- Danielle & B.J. Siegal
- Susana & Joel Slavonia
- Kimberly Branagh
- Donna Little
- Isa Hershoff Looper
- Roxane Divol
- Alison Chaput & Stephane de Bord
- Claire Marie Johnston
- Larissa Sand
- Demetria Vong-Spillan & Steve Spillan