Roughing It Day Camp

We are an outdoor summer camp where kids learn to thrive.

For more than 48 years, we've partnered with parents and helped kids grow through outdoor learning experiences, preparing them to take on the world. 

Roughing It is owned and operated by Ann & Hobie Woods, who have many years of experience in organized summer camps and youth leadership. Their dream of founding and directing their own camp became a reality when they opened Roughing It Day Camp in 1972.

Roughing It offers an outdoor camp curriculum that emphasizes positive growth and self esteem. Campers look to our tremendous staff as role models and that is why we hold counselors to the highest standard. Staff instill team work, cooperation, friendship, and establish a wonderful camp community. Activities are lesson based, to challenge campers with new skills and encourage them to be the best they can be.



The high caliber of adult counselors recruited each year contribute greatly to the success of Roughing It. Our Directors personally select the entire Roughing It staff from a large applicant pool of college sophomores and older adults, aged 20 – 26 (many staff were former Roughing It campers and over half return each summer).

All applicants go through rigorous interviewing and reference checks. They are selected based on interest and experience in working with children, love of the outdoors, maturity, friendliness, and leadership qualities. The staff to camper supervision ratio is 4 campers to 1 adult staff.



Make a Difference in Children's Lives! As a summer camp counselor, you can have a deep and lasting positive impact on campers and their future. Roughing It Day is currently hiring staff who have a sincere desire to lead and serve children. We hire individuals of the very highest moral character who will serve as exceptional role models for our campers.

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