New For You

There's Always Something New to Come Back To at Roughing It!

We offer new activities for each grade level, so campers can continue to grow year after year. Get excited about the new activities you can do at Roughing It this summer!


What's New For - Older Campers (4th Grade & Up)

Super Choice

2.5 hour-long activity period that allows older campers to specialize more in their favorite program activities.

5th Grade & Up

Swim Clinics

Junior High & CILT Campers: Teen Swim Clinics (Advanced – Beginner Levels)


Ride Clinics

Junior High & CILT Campers: Teen Riding Clinics (Advanced – Beginner Levels)


Tandem kayaking exploring the Reservoir! Learn various strokes and maneuvering techniques

5th Grade & Up

Leadership Program

Leadership program for campers in high school. 

9th-10th Grade

See CILT Program Page!


More Advanced Sports Lessons and Games – Ex. Lacrosse (4th Grade & Up)


Teen Campers Learn to Belay in Sports

Group activities & challenges focusing on teamwork and problem solving

4th Grade & Up


More Advanced Crafts such as Leatherworking and More!

What's New For - Younger Campers


Young Campers Row in Lafayette Reservoir

Learning the basics of flat water canoeing. Learning various strokes, navigation, and water safety.

2nd Grade & Up


Learn to Swim & Swim Lessons

(Pre-K — 4th Grade)

3rd Grade & Up Gets to Brave the High Dive!

Horseback Riding

Learn to Ride, Riding Lessons, Horse Care & More!

(Pre-K — 4th Grade)

Outdoor Cooking

Learn and Practice Outdoor Cooking Skills and Enjoy some Tasty Treats!

All Ages!


Learning to row in small groups including strokes, navigation, water & boat safety. Explore Capt’n Rough’s cove in the Reservoir!

Pre-K — 4th Grade

Choice Activities

Choice Activity Period where Campers get to choose their activity


Learn fishing basics including drop line, casting (3rd grade and older), fishing knots, bait & fish information, and more!

All Ages!