Summer 2022 Camp Information
Update: Registration is now closed for Summer 2022. Check back in the fall for more information about Summer 2023!
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.
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.
COVID Protocols for Summer 2022
Please see COVID Guidelines for 2022 for Summer 2022 info related to vaccines, masks, and other safety protocols.
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, CDC and American Camping Association. We will continue to evaluate current health conditions, work with local officials and will make modifications to our program as needed.
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:
- American Camp Association Field Guide for Camps, developed by ACA & EHE
- CA Day Camp Guidance, Booklet
- CA Day Camp Guidance FAQ
- CDC Guidance for Summer Camps
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.