Noe Valley Summer Camps

Summer Camps Serving Noe Valley

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

Day campers at horseback riding
Campers learning to swim from their swim counselor
Campers traverse the Reservoir in a canoe

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!

Learn More about Roughing It Programs

Counselor with her happy campers
Young Boy Campers Learn to 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!

San Francisco Bus Stops

  • Noe Valley
  • St. Francis Wood
  • Lake & Funston
  • Alta Plaza Park
  • Clayton & Parnassus
  • French American Intl. School
Counselor Greets Campers off the Morning Bus

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

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 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