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 3-13 years old.

Click on the links below for more information.

Aug
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Archery Specialty Camp @ Camp CaHiTo
Aug 15 – Aug 19 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.

>>>Learn More


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

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. Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience. COVID 19 Policies and Guidance cont. 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].
Camp DIY *NEW* @ Camp CaHiTo
Aug 15 – Aug 19 all-day

For Campers 6-10 years old.

Create and Learn in this new and exciting hands-on Camp. We might do things like sewing, weaving, macrame, clay art, pastels, paper mâché, knitting, bookmaking, jewelry, drawing, painting, multi-media art, woodworking, paper crafts, mosaics, ceramics, decoupage and more!

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.

>>>Learn More


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

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.

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

COVID 19 Policies and Guidance cont.

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
Aug 15 – Aug 19 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.

>>>Learn More


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

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.

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

COVID 19 Policies and Guidance cont.

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].

Summer Camps (During COVID) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Aug 15 – Aug 19 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 3-13 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, is 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

  • Campers should bring 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: 3-5 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.

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].

Wacky Gross Science Specialty Camp @ Camp CaHiTo
Aug 15 – Aug 19 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 2:12 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].

DASH/CIT Weeks (During COVID) @ Camp CaHiTo
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm

DASH

Campers 13-15 years old Director and Staff Helpers (DASH) the program is specifically designed for our future leaders. This program incorporates training, learning how to work with 4-11-year-olds, learning leadership skills, camp songs, games, and crafts. Participants will be assigned to assist our talented day camp staff with the daily operation of the camp. This program provides an excellent opportunity for teens to obtain hands-on job experience and learn leadership responsibilities, while still under the supervision of our camp staff team.

CIT

Campers 16-17 years old Counselors in Training (CIT) the program is specifically designed to develop further our future leaders. This program incorporates training, learning how to work with 4-11-year-olds, further developing their leadership skills, leading camp songs in the morning, implementing games and crafts with the campers. Preferably CIT’s should have gone through the DASH program or a similar program/training. CITs will be assigned to assist our talented day camp staff with the daily operation of the camp; creating and consulting on program ideas with their assigned counselor. This program provides an excellent opportunity for teens to obtain hands-on the job experience, learn leadership responsibilities, and gain more job responsibility; while still under the supervision of our camp staff team.

Training

Teens will learn leadership skills, working with 4-11-year-olds, learning game leading, camp songs, and child supervision. The Training will help them in assisting the staff with the daily operation of the camp. Being a DASH and CIT is an amazingly fun experience.

What DASH/CIT should bring & wear

  • Lunch. Refrigeration is not available, so do not send perishable foods. A small snack will be provided every day, or you can bring your own.
  • A Water bottle with your campers names on it.
  • Comfortable 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 are required to apply lotion before camp for their child’s protection. The camp counselors are not allowed to help apply.
  • Please wear your provided DASH/CIT T-shirt every day. Each participant will receive 2 with their registration, additional T-shirt’s are available for purchase.

Camp Fire SD Membership All campers are required to become a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, Event Notification and optional Club Programming. Membership is valid for 365 days. Remember when registering for future camps to use your same login credentials, Membership Fees purchased in separate family accounts are non-refundable.

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

Aug
22
Mon
Adventure Trek Specialty Camp @ Camp CaHiTo
Aug 22 – Aug 26 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.

>>>Learn More


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

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.

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

COVID 19 Policies and Guidance cont.

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
Aug 22 – Aug 26 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.

>>>Learn More


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

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.

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

COVID 19 Policies and Guidance cont.

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
Aug 22 – Aug 26 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.

>>>Learn More


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

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.

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

COVID 19 Policies and Guidance cont.

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].

Summer Camps (During COVID) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Aug 22 – Aug 26 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 3-13 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, is 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

  • Campers should bring 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: 3-5 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.

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].


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 3-5 and 2:16 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 is 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

  • 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: 3-5 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 from federal, state, and local authorities, 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 16 campers
    • 3-5 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 No Longer Required Outdoors

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.

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].