COVID-19 Response & FAQs

COVID-19 Response & FAQs

(updated 6.2.22)

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

Activities are subject to change. You can reach us at [email protected] or 619-291-8985 if you have any questions or concerns.

What is Camp CaHiTo Doing?

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow CDC guidance 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 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.

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, 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.

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:

  • Parents must walk their child(ren) to the front of the Camp for check-in each day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 16 campers
    • 4-5 Years Old (Little Stars): 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, fort building, and group singing. 
  • 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.
  • If your child has symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19, they should follow isolation guidance.
  • If your child was exposed to someone who has COVID-19, they should follow quarantine guidance.
  • You can use CDC’s quarantine and isolation calculator to help determine how long someone should isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.

Masks and Face Coverings No Longer Required Outdoors

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.

  • Masks are no longer required for youth but are strongly recommended, regardless of vaccination status. 

Test to Stay Program

Test to Stay (TTS) program is an alternative to traditional at-home quarantine for close contacts who are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Test to Stay combines contact tracing and frequent testing to allow those who have been exposed to attend Camp in person.

Campers eligible for and participating in TTS should wear a well-fitting mask, follow testing recommendations, and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days after the date of last close contact to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The camp will work with local jurisdictions to determine which TTS strategies would work best to reduce the risk of transmission.

RESOURCES

American Camping Association Camp Updates 

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ) Coronavirus Info

Coronavirus in San Diego: Case Tracking

California Department of Public Health Info

San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (Public Health) FAQ & Fact Sheets