Summer 2022 Camp Information

Summer 2022 Registration & Camp Information coming in January
Priority Registration opens Jan 25 for camp families and Feb 1 for new campers. Learn More

We are excited for camp in Summer 2022. Priority Registration for camp families opens January 25 and new families on February 1. Camp registration details will be emailed to camp families and new families may request information here

We appreciate your support this past year as we safely ran camp with a few program modifications to comply with COVID guidelines. Currently, we know we can offer the same fun and safe outdoor program while delivering the Roughing It Camp experience you have come to know and love. We continue to review conditions and update our plans as needed for this year. Additional safety information will be posted on our website.

See program information for Summer 2021.

Please see information about Summer 2021 camp below.  

Parent Info Night Webinar recording for a virtual look at camp

Camp Information

Kids Need Camp More than Ever

As parents, we continue to see the impact the pandemic has on our children’s health and well-being. Kids are spending hours on screens each day at home, separated from their friends and missing out on favorite activities. Our kids need camp more than ever. Roughing It Day Camp provides opportunities for kids to be outdoors, active, and safely connect with friends.

Camp Programs & Activities

Roughing It Day Camp is known for our outdoor programs where children build life skills, our small group focus and the amazing adult staff we hire. This is the foundation of fun, friendship and learning that takes place at camp and these things have not changed! Our team has worked hard to keep camp programs looking and feeling like the Roughing It experience we all know and love, with some modifications, as needed, to make Camp the safest place possible. Currently, we know we can offer the same fun, safe program this year. We will continue to monitor the guidelines from the state, county and ACA and make modifications or cancel programs as needed. 

Safety Information

Our Commitment to Safety

Roughing It Day Camp has been providing safe outdoor experiences for children since 1972. Our team has been committed for 50 years to making our camp the safest place possible and safety is the top priority for all of our programs. Roughing It is accredited by the American Camp Association and follows the ACA Camp Field Guide recommendations for operating day camps in current COVID conditions.

An Even Safer Camp Environment

Roughing It Day Camp will follow all safety guidelines as defined by the state, county, and EBMUD Lafayette Reservoir. We will continue to evaluate current health conditions, work with local officials and will make modifications to our program as needed.

Safety Protocols for Camp (from Summer 2021)

*Please Note: These are the COVID safety protocols we used to operate camp safely in Summer 2021. As we plan for Summer 2022, we expect the CDC and ACA (American Camping Association) to release updates to their guidelines for camps in the spring. We will update our Camp Safety procedures for the upcoming season as these become available.

  • All Outdoors
  • Small Groups / Stable Cohorts that Stay Together Everyday
  • Face Coverings & Physical Distancing
  • Teach & Reinforce Handwashing
  • Camp program and activity modifications as necessary
  • Increased Staff Training
  • Daily Health Screening of All Staff & Campers
  • Limited Sharing of Equipment & Supplies
  • Clean & Disinfect Regularly
  • See COVID Guidelines (Summer 2021)

About Vaccines

For Summer 2022, we expect that the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all campers and staff. We strongly encourage all eligible campers and staff to be fully vaccinated before summer in order to attend Roughing It. We follow the guidelines from County Health, State of CA, EBMUD, CDC, and ACA (American Camping Association). As the guidance evolves, we will align our requirements with these agencies. All updates to our COVID Safety Protocols and vaccination requirements will be posted on our website and shared with our camp families.

Health & Safety Guidelines for Day Camps

As conditions in our communities change, health and safety guidelines and recommendations continue to evolve. We are monitoring these details and working closely with the Contra Costa County Health Department and the Lafayette Reservoir. We review state, county, CDC and the American Camp Association guidelines frequently and will update our safety procedures as the information becomes available.

Here are a few resources that outline guidelines and recommendations for Day Camps to operate in the current COVID environment:

Got Questions?

As always, we are here to help our camp families and staff in any way we can. Please feel free to email or call at any time if you have any questions or concerns. Our Camp Director, Amy Woods is normally the best person to talk with since she has been our primary interface with our county health department, the American Camp Association and the Western Association of Independent Camps on these very important matters of camp safety during the era of COVID-19.