Teen Camps

Discovery/Horizon Camps

For Campers 11-16 years old.

A chance for our seasoned “CaHiToites” to try something new and different, and an opportunity for our DASHers and CITs to kick back, relax, and enjoy a week of just being campers! A unique and adventurous Camp Fire experience! Campers will take three field trips. During the other two days, campers will participate in a variety of traditional camp activities at a higher difficulty and skill level. There will only be 11 openings for each session. One week before each week a schedule will be sent out to parents with details for the week. Drop Off & Pick Up is located at Camp CaHiTo, 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA.

Also, don’t forget to check out our Resident Camps click here for more information.

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Potential Field Trips & Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Torrey Pines Scenic Hike
  • World Famous San Diego Zoo or Safari Park
  • Visiting Local Conservation Gardens; Mission Trails Regional Park
  • Point Loma Tide Pools
  • Beach Clean Up
  • Helen Woodward Animal Center
  • Kayaking or Snorkeling La Jolla Coves
  • Old Town Discovery Tours
  • Outrigger Canoeing in Mission Bay


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 in this program will take three field trips. During the other two days, campers will participate in a variety of traditional camp activities at a higher difficulty and skill level. 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.

General Information

Camp Fire Camp CaHiTo is located at 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 on 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, morning extended hours start at 7:00 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

  • 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 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 are required to apply lotion before camp for their child’s protection. The camp counselors are not allowed to help apply.

If you have additional questions about our Discovery/Horizon 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.