Day Camp

Traditional Day Camps

Camp CaHiTo day camps in Balboa Park have various themes to choose from and different activities each day; activities include hiking, archery, arts and crafts, sports, singing, swimming and much more.

Children must be at least 5-year's old of age to attend Traditional Day Camps. Is your camper between the ages of 3-5? If so our Little Stars Program for campers under 5-year old is for them. If you have questions about your 5-year old’s appropriateness for either of our camps, please contact us.

Click on the links below for more information.

Jul
13
Mon
Summer Camp Canceled @ Camp CaHiTo - Camp Fire San Diego
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day

COVID-19 Response & FAQs

In accordance with guidance from the CDC, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Health, and the American Camping Association

Currently, all May-August Camps have been Cancelled.

After reviewing and considering multiple options, Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo has made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer Camp 2020 season. We will miss seeing our Campers at camp this Summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall and Winter. Note that we are looking into programming that would complement Fall 2020 modified school schedules, more info will follow.

Notice to our Families

The cancellation is an outcome of the current pandemic, which creates circumstances that would affect the high-quality programming we work so hard to provide campers year after year. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always our highest priority. Our decision is based on our core values of creating a physically and emotionally safe place for campers and staff. We will continue to look for guidance from San Diego County and the CDC and will take every precaution to reopen safely.​

If you are registered for a May through August Camp, we would be happy to issue a credit for future use. Alternatively, you may request a refund, or choose, to donate the fees paid to Camp Fire San Diego to help support our organization and allow us to continue to support our community for the future. July through August Registrations, if we do not hear from you by June 8th, we will issue you a credit; credits are valid for three years from the date they are issued. All May and June Camps have been processed, if we had not heard back from the Primary Guardian/Parent a Credit has been issued to the Account. To initiate your request, please email us back at [email protected].

We regret any inconvenience this causes to our families. We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

What is Camp CaHiTo Doing?

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow CDC guidance, as well 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 a variety of 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 be following 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.

The Future

No one could have ever projected our current reality. As Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo programs temporarily close, our staff will be doing everything we can to support our youth and securing the future of our organization during this crisis.

Right now, our council is facing a funding gap due to our canceled Spring Camps. If you are so inclined and in a position to help Camp Fire San Diego navigate through this period of uncertainty and remain strong throughout the pandemic, please consider supporting us through a donation. We understand this might not be feasible for all households and may cause hardship.

We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. We hopefully will return soon to make a difference for the youth in our community. Click here to show your support.

Jul
20
Mon
Summer Camp Canceled @ Camp CaHiTo - Camp Fire San Diego
Jul 20 – Jul 24 all-day

COVID-19 Response & FAQs

In accordance with guidance from the CDC, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Health, and the American Camping Association

Currently, all May-August Camps have been Cancelled.

After reviewing and considering multiple options, Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo has made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer Camp 2020 season. We will miss seeing our Campers at camp this Summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall and Winter. Note that we are looking into programming that would complement Fall 2020 modified school schedules, more info will follow.

Notice to our Families

The cancellation is an outcome of the current pandemic, which creates circumstances that would affect the high-quality programming we work so hard to provide campers year after year. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always our highest priority. Our decision is based on our core values of creating a physically and emotionally safe place for campers and staff. We will continue to look for guidance from San Diego County and the CDC and will take every precaution to reopen safely.​

If you are registered for a May through August Camp, we would be happy to issue a credit for future use. Alternatively, you may request a refund, or choose, to donate the fees paid to Camp Fire San Diego to help support our organization and allow us to continue to support our community for the future. July through August Registrations, if we do not hear from you by June 8th, we will issue you a credit; credits are valid for three years from the date they are issued. All May and June Camps have been processed, if we had not heard back from the Primary Guardian/Parent a Credit has been issued to the Account. To initiate your request, please email us back at [email protected].

We regret any inconvenience this causes to our families. We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

What is Camp CaHiTo Doing?

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow CDC guidance, as well 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 a variety of 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 be following 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.

The Future

No one could have ever projected our current reality. As Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo programs temporarily close, our staff will be doing everything we can to support our youth and securing the future of our organization during this crisis.

Right now, our council is facing a funding gap due to our canceled Spring Camps. If you are so inclined and in a position to help Camp Fire San Diego navigate through this period of uncertainty and remain strong throughout the pandemic, please consider supporting us through a donation. We understand this might not be feasible for all households and may cause hardship.

We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. We hopefully will return soon to make a difference for the youth in our community. Click here to show your support.

Jul
27
Mon
Summer Camp Canceled @ Camp CaHiTo - Camp Fire San Diego
Jul 27 – Jul 31 all-day

COVID-19 Response & FAQs

In accordance with guidance from the CDC, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Health, and the American Camping Association

Currently, all May-August Camps have been Cancelled.

After reviewing and considering multiple options, Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo has made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer Camp 2020 season. We will miss seeing our Campers at camp this Summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall and Winter. Note that we are looking into programming that would complement Fall 2020 modified school schedules, more info will follow.

Notice to our Families

The cancellation is an outcome of the current pandemic, which creates circumstances that would affect the high-quality programming we work so hard to provide campers year after year. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always our highest priority. Our decision is based on our core values of creating a physically and emotionally safe place for campers and staff. We will continue to look for guidance from San Diego County and the CDC and will take every precaution to reopen safely.​

If you are registered for a May through August Camp, we would be happy to issue a credit for future use. Alternatively, you may request a refund, or choose, to donate the fees paid to Camp Fire San Diego to help support our organization and allow us to continue to support our community for the future. July through August Registrations, if we do not hear from you by June 8th, we will issue you a credit; credits are valid for three years from the date they are issued. All May and June Camps have been processed, if we had not heard back from the Primary Guardian/Parent a Credit has been issued to the Account. To initiate your request, please email us back at [email protected].

We regret any inconvenience this causes to our families. We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

What is Camp CaHiTo Doing?

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow CDC guidance, as well 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 a variety of 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 be following 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.

The Future

No one could have ever projected our current reality. As Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo programs temporarily close, our staff will be doing everything we can to support our youth and securing the future of our organization during this crisis.

Right now, our council is facing a funding gap due to our canceled Spring Camps. If you are so inclined and in a position to help Camp Fire San Diego navigate through this period of uncertainty and remain strong throughout the pandemic, please consider supporting us through a donation. We understand this might not be feasible for all households and may cause hardship.

We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. We hopefully will return soon to make a difference for the youth in our community. Click here to show your support.

Aug
3
Mon
Summer Camp Canceled @ Camp CaHiTo - Camp Fire San Diego
Aug 3 – Aug 7 all-day

COVID-19 Response & FAQs

In accordance with guidance from the CDC, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Health, and the American Camping Association

Currently, all May-August Camps have been Cancelled.

After reviewing and considering multiple options, Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo has made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer Camp 2020 season. We will miss seeing our Campers at camp this Summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall and Winter. Note that we are looking into programming that would complement Fall 2020 modified school schedules, more info will follow.

Notice to our Families

The cancellation is an outcome of the current pandemic, which creates circumstances that would affect the high-quality programming we work so hard to provide campers year after year. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always our highest priority. Our decision is based on our core values of creating a physically and emotionally safe place for campers and staff. We will continue to look for guidance from San Diego County and the CDC and will take every precaution to reopen safely.​

If you are registered for a May through August Camp, we would be happy to issue a credit for future use. Alternatively, you may request a refund, or choose, to donate the fees paid to Camp Fire San Diego to help support our organization and allow us to continue to support our community for the future. July through August Registrations, if we do not hear from you by June 8th, we will issue you a credit; credits are valid for three years from the date they are issued. All May and June Camps have been processed, if we had not heard back from the Primary Guardian/Parent a Credit has been issued to the Account. To initiate your request, please email us back at [email protected].

We regret any inconvenience this causes to our families. We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

What is Camp CaHiTo Doing?

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow CDC guidance, as well 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 a variety of 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 be following 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.

The Future

No one could have ever projected our current reality. As Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo programs temporarily close, our staff will be doing everything we can to support our youth and securing the future of our organization during this crisis.

Right now, our council is facing a funding gap due to our canceled Spring Camps. If you are so inclined and in a position to help Camp Fire San Diego navigate through this period of uncertainty and remain strong throughout the pandemic, please consider supporting us through a donation. We understand this might not be feasible for all households and may cause hardship.

We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. We hopefully will return soon to make a difference for the youth in our community. Click here to show your support.

Aug
10
Mon
Summer Camp Canceled @ Camp CaHiTo - Camp Fire San Diego
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day

COVID-19 Response & FAQs

In accordance with guidance from the CDC, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Health, and the American Camping Association

Currently, all May-August Camps have been Cancelled.

After reviewing and considering multiple options, Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo has made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer Camp 2020 season. We will miss seeing our Campers at camp this Summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall and Winter. Note that we are looking into programming that would complement Fall 2020 modified school schedules, more info will follow.

Notice to our Families

The cancellation is an outcome of the current pandemic, which creates circumstances that would affect the high-quality programming we work so hard to provide campers year after year. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always our highest priority. Our decision is based on our core values of creating a physically and emotionally safe place for campers and staff. We will continue to look for guidance from San Diego County and the CDC and will take every precaution to reopen safely.​

If you are registered for a May through August Camp, we would be happy to issue a credit for future use. Alternatively, you may request a refund, or choose, to donate the fees paid to Camp Fire San Diego to help support our organization and allow us to continue to support our community for the future. July through August Registrations, if we do not hear from you by June 8th, we will issue you a credit; credits are valid for three years from the date they are issued. All May and June Camps have been processed, if we had not heard back from the Primary Guardian/Parent a Credit has been issued to the Account. To initiate your request, please email us back at [email protected].

We regret any inconvenience this causes to our families. We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

What is Camp CaHiTo Doing?

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow CDC guidance, as well 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 a variety of 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 be following 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.

The Future

No one could have ever projected our current reality. As Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo programs temporarily close, our staff will be doing everything we can to support our youth and securing the future of our organization during this crisis.

Right now, our council is facing a funding gap due to our canceled Spring Camps. If you are so inclined and in a position to help Camp Fire San Diego navigate through this period of uncertainty and remain strong throughout the pandemic, please consider supporting us through a donation. We understand this might not be feasible for all households and may cause hardship.

We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. We hopefully will return soon to make a difference for the youth in our community. Click here to show your support.

Aug
17
Mon
Summer Camp Canceled @ Camp CaHiTo - Camp Fire San Diego
Aug 17 – Aug 21 all-day

COVID-19 Response & FAQs

In accordance with guidance from the CDC, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Health, and the American Camping Association

Currently, all May-August Camps have been Cancelled.

After reviewing and considering multiple options, Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo has made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer Camp 2020 season. We will miss seeing our Campers at camp this Summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall and Winter. Note that we are looking into programming that would complement Fall 2020 modified school schedules, more info will follow.

Notice to our Families

The cancellation is an outcome of the current pandemic, which creates circumstances that would affect the high-quality programming we work so hard to provide campers year after year. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always our highest priority. Our decision is based on our core values of creating a physically and emotionally safe place for campers and staff. We will continue to look for guidance from San Diego County and the CDC and will take every precaution to reopen safely.​

If you are registered for a May through August Camp, we would be happy to issue a credit for future use. Alternatively, you may request a refund, or choose, to donate the fees paid to Camp Fire San Diego to help support our organization and allow us to continue to support our community for the future. July through August Registrations, if we do not hear from you by June 8th, we will issue you a credit; credits are valid for three years from the date they are issued. All May and June Camps have been processed, if we had not heard back from the Primary Guardian/Parent a Credit has been issued to the Account. To initiate your request, please email us back at [email protected].

We regret any inconvenience this causes to our families. We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

What is Camp CaHiTo Doing?

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow CDC guidance, as well 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 a variety of 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 be following 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.

The Future

No one could have ever projected our current reality. As Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo programs temporarily close, our staff will be doing everything we can to support our youth and securing the future of our organization during this crisis.

Right now, our council is facing a funding gap due to our canceled Spring Camps. If you are so inclined and in a position to help Camp Fire San Diego navigate through this period of uncertainty and remain strong throughout the pandemic, please consider supporting us through a donation. We understand this might not be feasible for all households and may cause hardship.

We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. We hopefully will return soon to make a difference for the youth in our community. Click here to show your support.

Aug
24
Mon
Summer Camp Canceled @ Camp CaHiTo - Camp Fire San Diego
Aug 24 – Aug 28 all-day

COVID-19 Response & FAQs

In accordance with guidance from the CDC, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Health, and the American Camping Association

Currently, all May-August Camps have been Cancelled.

After reviewing and considering multiple options, Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo has made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer Camp 2020 season. We will miss seeing our Campers at camp this Summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall and Winter. Note that we are looking into programming that would complement Fall 2020 modified school schedules, more info will follow.

Notice to our Families

The cancellation is an outcome of the current pandemic, which creates circumstances that would affect the high-quality programming we work so hard to provide campers year after year. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always our highest priority. Our decision is based on our core values of creating a physically and emotionally safe place for campers and staff. We will continue to look for guidance from San Diego County and the CDC and will take every precaution to reopen safely.​

If you are registered for a May through August Camp, we would be happy to issue a credit for future use. Alternatively, you may request a refund, or choose, to donate the fees paid to Camp Fire San Diego to help support our organization and allow us to continue to support our community for the future. July through August Registrations, if we do not hear from you by June 8th, we will issue you a credit; credits are valid for three years from the date they are issued. All May and June Camps have been processed, if we had not heard back from the Primary Guardian/Parent a Credit has been issued to the Account. To initiate your request, please email us back at [email protected].

We regret any inconvenience this causes to our families. We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

What is Camp CaHiTo Doing?

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow CDC guidance, as well 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 a variety of 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 be following 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.

The Future

No one could have ever projected our current reality. As Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo programs temporarily close, our staff will be doing everything we can to support our youth and securing the future of our organization during this crisis.

Right now, our council is facing a funding gap due to our canceled Spring Camps. If you are so inclined and in a position to help Camp Fire San Diego navigate through this period of uncertainty and remain strong throughout the pandemic, please consider supporting us through a donation. We understand this might not be feasible for all households and may cause hardship.

We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. We hopefully will return soon to make a difference for the youth in our community. Click here to show your support.

Program

A typical day begins with all Campers meeting at their assigned Camp Sites.  At 9:00 am all groups will head to the Stage Area for Songs, Skits & Games.

All Campers will be in small groups of children of the same age, with whom they will spend the entire session. Camp CaHiTo is a “group-centered” camp – meaning that our campers have the same counselor and peer group for the duration 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, all of which are age-appropriate games, hikes, and crafts determined by the counselors to fit the theme of the week and what the group likes to do. Activities include Archery, Hiking, Low Ropes, Water Day Thursday, Art, and Crafts, Fort Building, Organized Games, Museums (for Campers 8 and older) and more.

We invite you and your child to come and check us out at one of our Upcoming Meet & Greets.

General Information

Camp CaHiTo 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. The official traditional day camp hours are 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Drop off begins at 8:30 am and pick up needs to be by 3:30 pm. We do offer extended hours for a nominal additional fee, and morning extended hours start at 6:30 am and after hours end promptly at 6:00 pm. A snack will be provided during the pm extended hours.

What campers should bring to Camp

  • A lunch. Refrigeration is not available; please 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 play clothes, as campers, WILL get dirty.
  • Closed toed shoes and socks required. No sandals or open back shoes.
  • A hat or cap and sunscreen.

Camp Groupings

(Age of Camper at start of Camp)
Starflight: 5-7 years old
Adventure: 8-10 years old
Discovery: 11-13 years old
DASH/CIT: Entering 9-12th Grade in the Fall

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 must be 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.