Summer Camps Serving San Ramon

An all-outdoor day camp in the East Bay. Free transportation provided from San Ramon.

Day campers at horseback riding
Campers learn rowing
Kids diving at swimming

Outdoor Summer Camp for Ages 4-16

Since 1972, Roughing It has been offering summer camps in an all-outdoors environment for children ages 4 to 16. We serve many San Ramon families and are located at the beautiful Lafayette Reservoir.

We offer a variety of exciting outdoor activities including horseback riding, swimming, waterfront activities, and more! Our programs are specifically designed for younger campers and teens. Come check us out at a local event or talk with a camper parent in your area.

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. 

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!

Transportation Near San Ramon

  • Crow Canyon Commons
  • Bollinger Safeway
  • San Ramon Central Park
  • Blackhawk CVS
  • Sycamore Dennys

Free Extended Care

Our flexible before and aftercare programs also known as CampPlus.

Breakfast Club – 7:00-8:15am

Light breakfast and games at our central Lafayette office. $5/day

After-Camp Extended Care –        3:00-5:00pm

  • Saddle Club 
  • Horse Club 
  • Swim Club 
  • Twilight Fishing 
  • Reservoir Club 
  • Sports Club 
  • Outdoor Cooking Club 

Visit Camp Today!

See our beautiful camp site at the Lafayette Reservoir! 

Learn More about Roughing It Programs

Counselor with her happy campers
Girl Camper Learns to Cast in Fishing

What Parents are Saying

My son really enjoys going to camp at Roughing It. He’s not an easy person to get up in the morning; but when it’s to go to Roughing It he is up and ready  …just wish it would be the same for school! – Dora C, Danville Camper Parent

Parent References

We understand that finding the right camp for your child can be challenging. We can put you in touch with a current family or alumni in your area (or school) who can speak about Roughing It. Here are San Ramon & Danville families who would be happy to talk with you: 

  • Elisa & Doug Graver-Dowd
  • Joyce Ho
  • Dr. Tracy Trotter
  • Dora Coelho & Jack Nickerson
  • Terri & John Pulliam
  • Elaine & Kent Screechfield
  • Nancy & Scott Batiste

Contact Us to get in touch with a family in your area who has attended Roughing It Day Camp.

Come visit camp!

Please visit our event page for information about the next Camp Open House or Camp Show!

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We are ACA accredited

Roughing It is accredited by the American Camping Association. Learn why accreditation matters.