Founded in 1972, Roughing It is owned and personally directed by Hobie and Ann Woods, who have many years of combined experience in organized summer camps and youth leadership. Ann and Hobie met as counselors at Kennolyn Camp when they were college students. Their dream of founding and directing their own camp became a reality when they opened Roughing It Day Camp over 30 years ago.
Roughing It offers a traditional camp curriculum that emphasizes positive growth and self esteem. Campers look to the tremendous staff at Roughing It as role models and that is why we hold our staff to the very highest standards. With the help of staff, the camp program instills team work, cooperation, friendship, and establishes a wonderful camp community. Campers receive lessons at all program areas, and are always challenging themselves with new skills and are encouraged to be the best they can be.
Why Work at Roughing It?
Make a Difference
As a staff member, you can have a deep and lasting positive impact on campers and their future.
Great Work Experience
Graduate schools and employers respect and value work experience and references from Roughing It.
Fun & Friends
Get out into the fresh air and pleasant Northern California weather for the summer. Fellowship with new friends.
Roughing It is one of the highest paying camps in California.
Available Summer Positions
Roughing It Day is currently recruiting staff who have a sincere desire to lead and serve children. We are looking to hire individuals of the very highest moral character who will serve as exceptional role models for our campers.