DASH/CIT Program

DASH/CIT Program

DASH

Campers 13-15 years old Director and Staff Helpers (DASH) the program is specifically designed for our future leaders. This two-phase program first sends your teen through a full training, learning how to work with 4-11-year-olds, learning leadership skills, camp songs, games, and crafts. After successfully completing training and achieving Dash Status, participants will then 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. All DASH must go through the training session.

CIT

Campers 16-17 years old Counselors in Training (CIT) the program is specifically designed to develop further our future leaders. CIT's are required to attend a training session, 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. All CIT must go through the training session.

Training & Placement

New* and Returning DASHers and CITs are required to attend one of the Training dates below, to be a youth leader at CaHiTo for the current summer season. The Training runs from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, a typical day at CaHiTo. Teens will learn leadership skills, working with 4-11-year-olds, learning game leading, camp songs, and child supervision. The Training will prepare them to be placed at Camp CaHiTo assisting the staff with the daily operation of the camp. Being a DASH and CIT is an amazingly fun experience. Potential DASH and CIT must first successfully complete the Training before they are eligible for participation in DASH or CIT Placement Weeks. Once in Placement Weeks, these hours can be used for volunteer hours.

DASH/CIT pick their Placement Weeks, no need to pre-schedule your weeks.  When purchasing your DASH/CIT Package, you have the option to pick the number of weeks you plan on attending, the minimum option is 2 Placement Weeks. Add on weeks are available at $175 per week.

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.
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
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].

Dec
20
Mon
Winter Camps (during COVID) 4-Day Week
Dec 20 – Dec 23 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].

Dec
27
Mon
Winter Camps (during COVID) 4-Day Week
Dec 27 – Dec 30 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].

*Camp Fire SD Membership All campers are required to become a Camp Fire SD member for $25.Benefits include but not limited to Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Events. 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].