3101 Balboa Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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 a hidden 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 eight and up at the start of the program) and much more.
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 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.
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.
(Age of Camper at start of Camp)
Little Stars: 3-5 years old
Starflight: 5-7 years old
Adventure: 8-10 years old
Discovery: 11-13 years old
Health and Safety
Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, the American Camp Association, and advice from public health departments at the State and County levels to keep our campers and staff populations safe and healthy. Our campers and staff’s safety and health are always the highest priority. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address various infectious diseases, both common and rare.
We will continually be updating our policy as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided. Camp Cancellations will be made by public health authorities guidelines and 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.
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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].