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 Pleasant Hill 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!
Pleasant Hill bus stops
- Home Pick Up
- Hidden Lakes Park
- Pleasant Hill Walgreens
- Walnut Creek CVS
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
Roughing It Supports Pleasant Hill Schools!
Roughing It gives back to many of the schools our campers attend. We have made donations to the following schools:
- Christ the King
- Pleasant Hill Elementary
- Strandwood Elementary
- Springhill Elementary
- St. Perpetua’s School
- Lafayette Partners in Education
- Diablo Valley Montessori
- Contra Costa Jewish Day School
- Morello Park Elementary
- Glorietta Elementary
- Buena Vista Elementary
- Murwood Elementary
- Seven Hills 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 Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek families who would be happy to talk with you:
- Mariko & Akio Kuroda
- Karen Majors
- Elizabeth & Robert Bettis
- Tami & Dan Sonnier
- DonnaLee & Jeffrey Wardley
- Veronica Mora-Mieszowski & Hans Lapping