Camps during COVID

Camps during COVID

Campers will participate in a range of activities, all of which are age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

At this time we have limited Camp programming for children between the ages of 4-13 years old.

Click on the links below for more information.

Nov
11
Thu
Veterans Day Camp (during COVID) 1-Day Week
Nov 11 all-day

Camps during COVID

Campers will participate in a range of activities, all of which are age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more. At this time, we have limited Camp programming for children between the ages of 4-12 years old. Click on the links below for more information.

Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites. All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. The camper Staff ratio will be 2:14. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration of the camp session. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, to make and keep new friends, and to connect with their counselors. Campers participate in various activities, including age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more. Sample Schedule

General Information

Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The west side of Balboa Park, conveniently located in Balboa Park near I-5 and the 163 freeways. We will have three drop-off and pick-up times; please check your registration for the appropriate times. Camp Hours – Group A 7:30 am – 4:00 pm / Group B 8:00 am – 4:30 pm / Group C 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

What campers should bring to Camp

  • Two face coverings to wear throughout the day. Masks will be required throughout the day and removed for eating and drinking only.
  • Campers should bring a lunch and snacks. Refrigeration is not available; please do not send perishable foods. (Camp will not be providing a snack, and the Snack Shack will be closed)
  • A Water bottle with your camper’s names on it. Drinking fountains will not be available, but water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  • Comfortable play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen. Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at Camp in the morning.

Camp Groupings

(Age of Camper at start of Camp) Little Stars: 4-5 years old Starflight: 5-7 years old Adventure: 8-10 years old Discovery: 11-13 years old

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, and the guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various communicable diseases, both common and rare. We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, coupled with other considerations. We will follow all directives to reduce exposure at Camp and continue to update you if the public health department decides on: quarantines, Camp closures, and exclusion policies. While Camp might look a little different this year, we hope campers find the same high-quality programming they have come to love at Camp CaHiTo.

Safety Measures

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:
  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend Camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 12 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Suspended activities include museum trips; large group activities; indoor activities, climbing wall, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest.
  • The staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • The staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

Masks and Face Coverings

The safety of our campers, their families, and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks, and physical distancing. Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:
  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.
COVID 19 Policies and Guidance cont.
Policy & Guidance
Sample Schedules
Camp Info
Camp Fire SD Membership All campers must be a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include but are not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. Membership is valid for 365 days. If you have additional questions about our Day Camps, check out our frequently asked questions, and/or contact our office staff at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].
Nov
22
Mon
Adventure Trek Specialty Camp @ Camp CaHiTo
Nov 22 – Nov 24 all-day

For Campers 6-10 years old.

Adventure Trek is going to keep you moving! During the week we will be trekking through Balboa park, doing some Geo-caching which is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. Groups will create their own trails, using GPS as well as finding and hiding their own geo-cache treasure! Campers will have to think quick to figure out where the trails will lead.

Although it is a Speciality Camp campers also will get to do all of the other awesome activities CaHiTo has to offer; including hiking, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, organized games, climbing wall (allowing that the camper is 8 and up at the start of the program) and much more.

Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites.  All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. The camper Staff ratio will be 2:14 during Summer Camp. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration of the camp session. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, make and keep new friends, and connect with their counselors.

Campers participate in a range of activities, including age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

General Information

Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The west side of Balboa Park, conveniently located in Balboa Park near I-5 and the 163 freeways. We will have various drop-off and pick-up times; please check your registration for the appropriate times.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Schedule

Group A drop-off will be 7:30 – 8:00 am and pick-up will be 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Group B drop-off will be 8:00 – 8:30 am and pick-up will be 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Group C drop-off will be 8:30 – 9:00 am and pick-up will be 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Extended Hours will not be available.

What campers should bring to Camp

  • Two face coverings to wear throughout the day. Masks will be required throughout the day and removed for eating and drinking only.
  • Campers should bring a lunch and snacks. Refrigeration is not available; please do not send perishable foods.  (Camp will not be providing a snack, and the Snack Shack will be closed)
  • A Water bottle with your camper’s names on it. Drinking fountains will not be available, but water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  • Comfortable play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen. Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at camp in the morning.

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association and the guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various communicable diseases, both common and rare.

We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, coupled with other considerations. We will follow all directives to reduce exposure at Camp and continue to update you if the public health department decides on: quarantines, Camp closures, and exclusion policies.

While Camp might look a little different this year, we hope campers find the same high-quality programming they have come to love at Camp CaHiTo.

Safety Measures

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:

  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 12 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Suspended activities include museum trips; large group activities; indoor activities, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest.
  • The staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • The staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

Masks and Face Coverings

The safety of our campers, their families, and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks, and physical distancing.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.

Camp Fire SD Membership

All campers must be a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include but are not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. Membership is valid for 365 days.

If you have additional questions about our Day Camps, check out our frequently asked questions, and/or contact our office staff at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

Archery Specialty Camp @ Camp CaHiTo
Nov 22 – Nov 24 all-day

For Campers 6-10 years old.

Learn all the skills to properly shoot a bow and arrow with Certified Archery Specialists.  We will shoot at our Standard Course, and at our Lower Field Archery Course to perfect all the skills we’ve learned. Campers will be taught all the techniques and all equipment will be included for use.

Although it is a Speciality Camp campers also will get to do all of the other awesome activities CaHiTo has to offer; including hiking, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, organized games, climbing wall (allowing that the camper is 8 and up at the start of the program) and much more.

Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites.  All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. The camper Staff ratio will be 2:14 during Summer Camp. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration of the camp session. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, make and keep new friends, and connect with their counselors.

Campers participate in a range of activities, including age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

General Information

Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The west side of Balboa Park, conveniently located in Balboa Park near I-5 and the 163 freeways. We will have various drop-off and pick-up times; please check your registration for the appropriate times.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Schedule

Group A drop-off will be 7:30 – 8:00 am and pick-up will be 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Group B drop-off will be 8:00 – 8:30 am and pick-up will be 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Group C drop-off will be 8:30 – 9:00 am and pick-up will be 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Extended Hours will not be available.

What campers should bring to Camp

  • Two face coverings to wear throughout the day. Masks will be required throughout the day and removed for eating and drinking only.
  • Campers should bring a lunch and snacks. Refrigeration is not available; please do not send perishable foods.  (Camp will not be providing a snack, and the Snack Shack will be closed)
  • A Water bottle with your camper’s names on it. Drinking fountains will not be available, but water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  • Comfortable play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen. Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at camp in the morning.

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association and the guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various communicable diseases, both common and rare.

We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, coupled with other considerations. We will follow all directives to reduce exposure at Camp and continue to update you if the public health department decides on: quarantines, Camp closures, and exclusion policies.

While Camp might look a little different this year, we hope campers find the same high-quality programming they have come to love at Camp CaHiTo.

Safety Measures

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:

  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 12 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Suspended activities include museum trips; large group activities; indoor activities, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest.
  • The staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • The staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

Masks and Face Coverings

The safety of our campers, their families, and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks, and physical distancing.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.

Camp Fire SD Membership

All campers must be a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include but are not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. Membership is valid for 365 days.

If you have additional questions about our Day Camps, check out our frequently asked questions, and/or contact our office staff at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

Art Specialty Camp @ Camp CaHiTo
Nov 22 – Nov 24 all-day

Our art camp will give campers a chance to really get creative with their hands and imaginations. Each Day they will focus on a different art project and at the end of the week they will have some very fun pieces to bring home!

Although it is a Speciality Camp campers also will get to do all of the other awesome activities CaHiTo has to offer; including hiking, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, organized games, climbing wall (allowing that the camper is 8 and up at the start of the program) and much more.

Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites.  All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. The camper Staff ratio will be 2:14 during Summer Camp. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration of the camp session. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, make and keep new friends, and connect with their counselors.

Campers participate in a range of activities, including age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

General Information

Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The west side of Balboa Park, conveniently located in Balboa Park near I-5 and the 163 freeways. We will have various drop-off and pick-up times; please check your registration for the appropriate times.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Schedule

Group A drop-off will be 7:30 – 8:00 am and pick-up will be 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Group B drop-off will be 8:00 – 8:30 am and pick-up will be 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Group C drop-off will be 8:30 – 9:00 am and pick-up will be 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Extended Hours will not be available.

What campers should bring to Camp

  • Two face coverings to wear throughout the day. Masks will be required throughout the day and removed for eating and drinking only.
  • Campers should bring a lunch and snacks. Refrigeration is not available; please do not send perishable foods.  (Camp will not be providing a snack, and the Snack Shack will be closed)
  • A Water bottle with your camper’s names on it. Drinking fountains will not be available, but water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  • Comfortable play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen. Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at camp in the morning.

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association and the guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various communicable diseases, both common and rare.

We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, coupled with other considerations. We will follow all directives to reduce exposure at Camp and continue to update you if the public health department decides on: quarantines, Camp closures, and exclusion policies.

While Camp might look a little different this year, we hope campers find the same high-quality programming they have come to love at Camp CaHiTo.

Safety Measures

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:

  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 12 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Suspended activities include museum trips; large group activities; indoor activities, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest.
  • The staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • The staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

Masks and Face Coverings

The safety of our campers, their families, and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks, and physical distancing.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.

Camp Fire SD Membership

All campers must be a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include but are not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. Membership is valid for 365 days.

If you have additional questions about our Day Camps, check out our frequently asked questions, and/or contact our office staff at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

Fall Break Camps (during COVID) 3-Day Week
Nov 22 – Nov 24 all-day

Camps during COVID

Campers will participate in a range of activities, all of which are age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

At this time, we have limited Camp programming for children between the ages of 4-12 years old.

Click on the links below for more information.

Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites. All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. The camper Staff ratio will be 2:14. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration of the camp session. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, to make and keep new friends, and to connect with their counselors.

Campers participate in various activities, including age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

Sample Schedule

General Information

Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The west side of Balboa Park, conveniently located in Balboa Park near I-5 and the 163 freeways. We will have three drop-off and pick-up times; please check your registration for the appropriate times.

Camp Hours – Group A 7:30 am – 4:00 pm / Group B 8:00 am – 4:30 pm / Group C 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

What campers should bring to Camp

  • Two face coverings to wear throughout the day. Masks will be required throughout the day and removed for eating and drinking only.
  • Campers should bring a lunch and snacks. Refrigeration is not available; please do not send perishable foods. (Camp will not be providing a snack, and the Snack Shack will be closed)
  • A Water bottle with your camper’s names on it. Drinking fountains will not be available, but water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  • Comfortable play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen. Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at Camp in the morning.

Camp Groupings

(Age of Camper at start of Camp)

Little Stars: 4-5 years old

Starflight: 5-7 years old

Adventure: 8-10 years old

Discovery: 11-13 years old

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, and the guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various communicable diseases, both common and rare.

We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, coupled with other considerations. We will follow all directives to reduce exposure at Camp and continue to update you if the public health department decides on: quarantines, Camp closures, and exclusion policies.

While Camp might look a little different this year, we hope campers find the same high-quality programming they have come to love at Camp CaHiTo.

Safety Measures

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:

  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend Camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 12 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Suspended activities include museum trips; large group activities; indoor activities, climbing wall, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest.
  • The staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • The staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

Masks and Face Coverings

The safety of our campers, their families, and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks, and physical distancing.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.

COVID 19 Policies and Guidance cont.

Policy & Guidance
Sample Schedules
Camp Info

Camp Fire SD Membership

All campers must be a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include but are not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. Membership is valid for 365 days.

If you have additional questions about our Day Camps, check out our frequently asked questions, and/or contact our office staff at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

Space Explorer Specialty Camp @ Camp CaHiTo
Nov 22 – Nov 24 all-day

For Campers 6-10 years old.

Space Explorer Camp keeps our campers feet firmly planted here on Earth, while giving them a glimpse of the vastness of Space. During our spacetastic week, we will be learning about our solar system and the planets that make it up as well as designing targets for our Alka-seltzer rockets to take off from. Every day they will get a better understanding of the cosmos, the people who work in space as well as the Machines that get us there.

Although it is a Speciality Camp campers also will get to do all of the other awesome activities CaHiTo has to offer; including hiking, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, organized games, climbing wall (allowing that the camper is 8 and up at the start of the program) and much more.

Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites.  All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. The camper Staff ratio will be 2:14 during Summer Camp. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration of the camp session. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, make and keep new friends, and connect with their counselors.

Campers participate in a range of activities, including age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

General Information

Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The west side of Balboa Park, conveniently located in Balboa Park near I-5 and the 163 freeways. We will have various drop-off and pick-up times; please check your registration for the appropriate times.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Schedule

Group A drop-off will be 7:30 – 8:00 am and pick-up will be 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Group B drop-off will be 8:00 – 8:30 am and pick-up will be 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Group C drop-off will be 8:30 – 9:00 am and pick-up will be 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Extended Hours will not be available.

What campers should bring to Camp

  • Two face coverings to wear throughout the day. Masks will be required throughout the day and removed for eating and drinking only.
  • Campers should bring a lunch and snacks. Refrigeration is not available; please do not send perishable foods.  (Camp will not be providing a snack, and the Snack Shack will be closed)
  • A Water bottle with your camper’s names on it. Drinking fountains will not be available, but water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  • Comfortable play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen. Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at camp in the morning.

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association and the guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various communicable diseases, both common and rare.

We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, coupled with other considerations. We will follow all directives to reduce exposure at Camp and continue to update you if the public health department decides on: quarantines, Camp closures, and exclusion policies.

While Camp might look a little different this year, we hope campers find the same high-quality programming they have come to love at Camp CaHiTo.

Safety Measures

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:

  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 12 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Suspended activities include museum trips; large group activities; indoor activities, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest.
  • The staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • The staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

Masks and Face Coverings

The safety of our campers, their families, and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks, and physical distancing.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.

Camp Fire SD Membership

All campers must be a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include but are not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. Membership is valid for 365 days.

If you have additional questions about our Day Camps, check out our frequently asked questions, and/or contact our office staff at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

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Archery Specialty Camp @ Camp CaHiTo
Dec 20 – Dec 23 all-day

For Campers 6-10 years old.

Learn all the skills to properly shoot a bow and arrow with Certified Archery Specialists.  We will shoot at our Standard Course, and at our Lower Field Archery Course to perfect all the skills we’ve learned. Campers will be taught all the techniques and all equipment will be included for use.

Although it is a Speciality Camp campers also will get to do all of the other awesome activities CaHiTo has to offer; including hiking, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, organized games, climbing wall (allowing that the camper is 8 and up at the start of the program) and much more.

Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites.  All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. The camper Staff ratio will be 2:14 during Summer Camp. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration of the camp session. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, make and keep new friends, and connect with their counselors.

Campers participate in a range of activities, including age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

General Information

Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The west side of Balboa Park, conveniently located in Balboa Park near I-5 and the 163 freeways. We will have various drop-off and pick-up times; please check your registration for the appropriate times.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Schedule

Group A drop-off will be 7:30 – 8:00 am and pick-up will be 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Group B drop-off will be 8:00 – 8:30 am and pick-up will be 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Group C drop-off will be 8:30 – 9:00 am and pick-up will be 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Extended Hours will not be available.

What campers should bring to Camp

  • Two face coverings to wear throughout the day. Masks will be required throughout the day and removed for eating and drinking only.
  • Campers should bring a lunch and snacks. Refrigeration is not available; please do not send perishable foods.  (Camp will not be providing a snack, and the Snack Shack will be closed)
  • A Water bottle with your camper’s names on it. Drinking fountains will not be available, but water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  • Comfortable play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen. Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at camp in the morning.

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association and the guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various communicable diseases, both common and rare.

We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, coupled with other considerations. We will follow all directives to reduce exposure at Camp and continue to update you if the public health department decides on: quarantines, Camp closures, and exclusion policies.

While Camp might look a little different this year, we hope campers find the same high-quality programming they have come to love at Camp CaHiTo.

Safety Measures

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:

  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 12 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Suspended activities include museum trips; large group activities; indoor activities, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest.
  • The staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • The staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

Masks and Face Coverings

The safety of our campers, their families, and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks, and physical distancing.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.

Camp Fire SD Membership

All campers must be a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include but are not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. Membership is valid for 365 days.

If you have additional questions about our Day Camps, check out our frequently asked questions, and/or contact our office staff at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

Jr Ranger Specialty Camp @ Camp CaHiTo
Dec 20 – Dec 23 all-day

For Campers 6-10 years old.

With the help of the Balboa Park & National Park Rangers, we will learn about all the plants and animals in the area and some fun survival tips. We will learn how to flower press, make tea from different herbs and what in nature could help us if we get in a jam. At the end of the week, you will be a certified Jr. Ranger!

Although it is a Speciality Camp campers also will get to do all of the other awesome activities CaHiTo has to offer; including hiking, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, organized games, climbing wall (allowing that the camper is 8 and up at the start of the program) and much more.

Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites.  All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. The camper Staff ratio will be 2:14 during Summer Camp. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration of the camp session. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, make and keep new friends, and connect with their counselors.

Campers participate in a range of activities, including age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

General Information

Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The west side of Balboa Park, conveniently located in Balboa Park near I-5 and the 163 freeways. We will have various drop-off and pick-up times; please check your registration for the appropriate times.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Schedule

Group A drop-off will be 7:30 – 8:00 am and pick-up will be 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Group B drop-off will be 8:00 – 8:30 am and pick-up will be 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Group C drop-off will be 8:30 – 9:00 am and pick-up will be 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Extended Hours will not be available.

What campers should bring to Camp

  • Two face coverings to wear throughout the day. Masks will be required throughout the day and removed for eating and drinking only.
  • Campers should bring a lunch and snacks. Refrigeration is not available; please do not send perishable foods.  (Camp will not be providing a snack, and the Snack Shack will be closed)
  • A Water bottle with your camper’s names on it. Drinking fountains will not be available, but water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  • Comfortable play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen. Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at camp in the morning.

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association and the guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various communicable diseases, both common and rare.

We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, coupled with other considerations. We will follow all directives to reduce exposure at Camp and continue to update you if the public health department decides on: quarantines, Camp closures, and exclusion policies.

While Camp might look a little different this year, we hope campers find the same high-quality programming they have come to love at Camp CaHiTo.

Safety Measures

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:

  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 12 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Suspended activities include museum trips; large group activities; indoor activities, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest.
  • The staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • The staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

Masks and Face Coverings

The safety of our campers, their families, and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks, and physical distancing.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.

Camp Fire SD Membership

All campers must be a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include but are not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. Membership is valid for 365 days.

If you have additional questions about our Day Camps, check out our frequently asked questions, and/or contact our office staff at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

Rockets & Flight Specialty Camp @ Camp CaHiTo
Dec 20 – Dec 23 all-day

For Campers 6-10 years old.

Rockets and Flight is a great camp to introduce campers to the world of propulsion and flight. Will we be building rockets for NASA? No, but we will be working with some fun mentos and alka seltzer rockets and learning how they work. Campers will also design and do drawings for rockets as well as talk about flight! How can you build the best paper airplane that will go the distance? Can we create an ejection design idea for a plane that would keep the people inside safe ? How do animals use the wind to fly? Can we re-create the buzzing sound of a bee? We sure can! Each day campers will have a project that will require a design phase, trial run and launch.

Although it is a Speciality Camp campers also will get to do all of the other awesome activities CaHiTo has to offer; including hiking, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, organized games, climbing wall (allowing that the camper is 8 and up at the start of the program) and much more.

Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites.  All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. The camper Staff ratio will be 2:14 during Summer Camp. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration of the camp session. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, make and keep new friends, and connect with their counselors.

Campers participate in a range of activities, including age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

General Information

Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The west side of Balboa Park, conveniently located in Balboa Park near I-5 and the 163 freeways. We will have various drop-off and pick-up times; please check your registration for the appropriate times.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Schedule

Group A drop-off will be 7:30 – 8:00 am and pick-up will be 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Group B drop-off will be 8:00 – 8:30 am and pick-up will be 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Group C drop-off will be 8:30 – 9:00 am and pick-up will be 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Extended Hours will not be available.

What campers should bring to Camp

  • Two face coverings to wear throughout the day. Masks will be required throughout the day and removed for eating and drinking only.
  • Campers should bring a lunch and snacks. Refrigeration is not available; please do not send perishable foods.  (Camp will not be providing a snack, and the Snack Shack will be closed)
  • A Water bottle with your camper’s names on it. Drinking fountains will not be available, but water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  • Comfortable play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen. Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at camp in the morning.

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association and the guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various communicable diseases, both common and rare.

We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, coupled with other considerations. We will follow all directives to reduce exposure at Camp and continue to update you if the public health department decides on: quarantines, Camp closures, and exclusion policies.

While Camp might look a little different this year, we hope campers find the same high-quality programming they have come to love at Camp CaHiTo.

Safety Measures

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:

  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 12 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Suspended activities include museum trips; large group activities; indoor activities, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest.
  • The staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • The staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

Masks and Face Coverings

The safety of our campers, their families, and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks, and physical distancing.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.

Camp Fire SD Membership

All campers must be a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include but are not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. Membership is valid for 365 days.

If you have additional questions about our Day Camps, check out our frequently asked questions, and/or contact our office staff at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

Wacky Gross Science Specialty Camp @ Camp CaHiTo
Dec 20 – Dec 23 all-day

For Campers 6-10 years old.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty! Learn the science behind sneezing while we make our own sneezey slime! What are some of the worst smells?  Can you eat bugs? You will get your daily dose of science and a dash of gross!

Although it is a Speciality Camp campers also will get to do all of the other awesome activities CaHiTo has to offer; including hiking, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, organized games, climbing wall (allowing that the camper is 8 and up at the start of the program) and much more.

Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites.  All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. The camper Staff ratio will be 2:14 during Summer Camp. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration of the camp session. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, make and keep new friends, and connect with their counselors.

Campers participate in a range of activities, including age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

General Information

Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The west side of Balboa Park, conveniently located in Balboa Park near I-5 and the 163 freeways. We will have various drop-off and pick-up times; please check your registration for the appropriate times.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Schedule

Group A drop-off will be 7:30 – 8:00 am and pick-up will be 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Group B drop-off will be 8:00 – 8:30 am and pick-up will be 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Group C drop-off will be 8:30 – 9:00 am and pick-up will be 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Extended Hours will not be available.

What campers should bring to Camp

  • Two face coverings to wear throughout the day. Masks will be required throughout the day and removed for eating and drinking only.
  • Campers should bring a lunch and snacks. Refrigeration is not available; please do not send perishable foods.  (Camp will not be providing a snack, and the Snack Shack will be closed)
  • A Water bottle with your camper’s names on it. Drinking fountains will not be available, but water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  • Comfortable play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen. Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at camp in the morning.

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association and the guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various communicable diseases, both common and rare.

We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, coupled with other considerations. We will follow all directives to reduce exposure at Camp and continue to update you if the public health department decides on: quarantines, Camp closures, and exclusion policies.

While Camp might look a little different this year, we hope campers find the same high-quality programming they have come to love at Camp CaHiTo.

Safety Measures

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:

  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 12 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Suspended activities include museum trips; large group activities; indoor activities, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest.
  • The staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • The staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

Masks and Face Coverings

The safety of our campers, their families, and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks, and physical distancing.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.

Camp Fire SD Membership

All campers must be a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include but are not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. Membership is valid for 365 days.

If you have additional questions about our Day Camps, check out our frequently asked questions, and/or contact our office staff at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].


Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites.  All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. The camper Staff ratio will be 2:12 for Campers ages 4-5 and 2:14 for Campers ages 5-13 during Camp. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration of the camp session. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, to make and keep new friends, and to connect with their counselors.

Campers participate in a range of activities, including age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors and what the group likes to do. Activities include Stem Activities, Archery, Hiking, Art and Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

General Information

Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The west side of Balboa Park, conveniently located in Balboa Park near I-5 and the 163 freeways. We will have three drop off and pick up times; please check your registration for the appropriate times. Extended Hours are currently unavailable.

What campers should bring to Camp

  • Two face coverings to wear throughout the day. Masks will be required throughout the day and removed for eating and drinking only. Camp will not have activities involving running or too much movement.
  • Campers should bring a lunch and snacks. Refrigeration is not available; please do not send perishable foods.  (Camp will not be providing a snack, and the Snack Shack will be closed)
  • A Water bottle with your camper’s names on it. Drinking fountains will not be available, but water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  • Comfortable play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes and socks are required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen. Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at camp in the morning.

Camp Groupings

(Age of Camper at start of Camp)
Starflight: 5-7 years old
Adventure: 8-10 years old
Discovery: 11-13 years old

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association and the guidance from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various communicable diseases, both common and rare.

We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, coupled with other considerations. We will follow all directives to reduce exposure at Camp and continue to update you if the public health department decides on: quarantines, Camp closures, and exclusion policies.

While Camp might look a little different this year, we hope campers find the same high-quality programming they have come to love at Camp CaHiTo.

Safety Measures

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:

  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 14 campers
    • 4-5 Years Old: 2 staff to 12 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Suspended activities include museum trips; large group activities; indoor activities, climbing wall, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest.
  • The staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • The staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

Masks and Face Coverings

The safety of our campers, their families, and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks, and physical distancing.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.

Camp Fire SD Membership

All campers must be a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include but are not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. Membership is valid for 365 days.

If you have additional questions about our Day Camps, check out our frequently asked questions, and/or contact our office staff at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].