Specialty Camps

Specialty Day Camps

Experience something different at CaHiTo with our Specialty Day Camp Programs. Themes include Jr. Ranger, Archery, Wizardry of Chemistry, Art, and more.

Click the theme you're interested below for more information about these exciting camps.

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. 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.

Our Specialty Programs includes a minimum of 1.5 - 2 hours a day of Specialty specific programming. They will also participate in daily traditional camp activities, all of which are age-appropriate games, hikes, and more determined by their counselors to fit the theme of the week and what the group likes to do. Activities include Archery, Hiking, Low Ropes, Swimming, Art and Crafts, Fort Building, Organized Games and more.

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

Dec
19
Mon
Archery 4-Day Camps (Pro-Rated) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Dec 19 – Dec 22 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].

DIY 4-Day Camps (Pro-Rated) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Dec 19 – Dec 22 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 4-Day Camps (Pro-Rated) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Dec 19 – Dec 22 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].

Lego Craze 4-Day Camps (Pro-Rated) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Dec 19 – Dec 22 all-day

For Campers 6-10 years old.

Does your Camper have Legos on their mind? In Lego Craze Campers will explore, imagine and create unique structures and creations on their own. Creations can include games like a pinball board, mega mazes, Ultimate Build Challenges, 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].

Wacky Gross Science 4-Day Camps (Pro-Rated) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Dec 19 – Dec 22 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.

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 2:16. 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].

Dec
27
Tue
Adventure Trek 4-Day Camps (Pro-Rated) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Dec 27 – Dec 30 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 4-Day Camps (Pro-Rated) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Dec 27 – Dec 30 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].

Art 4-Day Camps (Pro-Rated) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Dec 27 – Dec 30 all-day

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

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

>>>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].

Rockets & Flight 4-Day Camps (Pro-Rated) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Dec 27 – Dec 30 all-day

For Campers 6-10 years old.

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

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

>>>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].

Wizardry of Chemistry 4-Day Camps (Pro-Rated) @ Camp Fire SD - Camp CaHiTo
Dec 27 – Dec 30 all-day

For Campers 6-10 years old.

How can you make a coke bottle shoot its contents into the air? And why does that happen?  Can we leave an invisible message with things from the kitchen? Sometimes science can feel like magic, until you learn how it works!

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].

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. Please visit Camp during COVID for current Camp info.

What campers should bring to Camp

  • A 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 camper's 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. Parents are required to apply lotion before camp for their child’s protection. Camp counselors are not allowed to help apply.

Camp Groupings

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

If you have additional questions about our Specialty 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. Remember when registering for future camps to use your same login credentials, Membership Fees purchased in separate family accounts are non-refundable.