Summer Jobs at Roughing It
Make a Difference in Children's Lives
Roughing It is an all-outdoors summer day camp for children ages 4-16, located at the Lafayette Reservoir in the San Francisco East Bay. We are now hiring staff to work as counselors and program staff for our Summer 2024 season, June 17 – August 9. Staff commute to Lafayette or ride a camp bus from the east bay area or San Francisco to camp each day. Most positions are 43-47 hours per week, Monday – Friday.
Why Work at Roughing It?
Make a Difference
As a camp counselor, you will have a deep and lasting positive impact on campers and their future.
Employers and graduate schools recognize the value of the leadership & teamwork you’ll learn at Roughing It.
Fun & Friends
Work we a great team of staff in a friendly, fun environment.
Get outdoors this summer and connect with nature. Roughing It is located on a beautiful lake front site in the east bay.
Be Part of a Wonderful Camp Community
Ann & Hobie Woods founded Roughing It in 1972. Back then, there was one bus, five fishing poles, and 17 campers. Although much has changed since then, their goal in starting camp remains the same to this day: to help children grow up to lead happy and meaningful lives.
Every year, staff are the key to reaching this goal. They establish our wonderful camp community and are the role models that instill values of cooperation, friendship, and perseverance. Activities focus on skill development and team work.
Camp Directors Amy, Ann & Hobie Woods