Roughing It's Outdoor Explorers Day Camp
1-Week Outdoor Adventures ● Grades 1st through 6th
Located at the spectacular Lafayette Reservoir, Outdoor Explorers is an
inclusive 1-week camp, offering a complete program of skill-based
activities and instilling a love of the natural world in campers.
Camp Activities You Can't Do Anywhere Else
Ideally located on 900 acres of open space, the
Lafayette Reservoir is the perfect place for campers
to participate in a variety of REAL outdoor activities.
Skill-based instruction in
fishing, rowing, hiking,
outdoor living skills, nature crafts, and sports,
all under the guidance of our adult staff.
See Our Camp Activities
Periods - Camp Made Your Way!
Campers have two to three choice periods each day
to choose the activity they participate in.
There are new and exciting activities
every day throughout the summer, so campers won't
have to do the same thing twice.
See Typical Day & Sample
The Roughing It Difference
A Bay Area tradition for families since 1972,
Roughing It provides the experience and expertise to
make Outdoor Explorers an exceptional 1-week camp.
We offer a REAL camp experience in an all-outdoors setting with an experienced all-adult staff. Campers of all ages learn, grow and thrive in an
atmosphere that is safe and fun. Learn More
Transportation Included -
36 Central Locations
Campers start the day at the bus, greeted by
their bus counselor!
We provide safe and
convenient bus service with professional school
bus drivers. 36 central stops throughout San
Francisco, Alameda County, Lamorinda, and the 680
Corridor from Pleasant Hill to Pleasanton.
A Community Where Everyone Belongs
Outdoor Explorers provides a consistent group
setting where friendships are made and camaraderie
is built. Every camper is assigned to a small group
for the week, led by an experienced, adult
counselor. Counselors facilitate friendships, support
campers in activities, and ensure each camper feels
included in our camp community.
Campers spend all week at our lakeside site learning outdoor skills and
exploring the natural world.
came home calm and happy every day. I have been wanting to
send him to Roughing It based on its reputation and outdoor setting.
I was most impressed by the positive, enthusiastic attitude of the
camp staff and the calm and confidence that I saw emerge in him."
- First Year Outdoor Explorer Parent