COVID-19 Response & FAQs

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

Fall Camp, November 23rd-25th currently running.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall and Winter, more info will follow.

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.

Health and Safety

Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo continues to follow guidance by 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 Camp for check-in each day and must answer the following questions. Parents will not be allowed onsite:
    • Has your child had a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, or a rash in the last 72 hours?
    • Has your child been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
    • Have you or your child traveled internationally in the last two weeks?
      • If you answer yes to any of these questions, your child will not be admitted into the program and you will be asked to return when you are able to answer no. If you pass the verbal screening, your child will have their temperature checked.
  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend camp that day.
    • If lower than 100.4 F – Member may enter the camp and proceed to handwash station.
    • If 100.4 F or higher – Member will be sent home until fever-free without fever-reducing medication for at least 72 hours. If members begin exhibiting symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, or a rash staff will notify parents immediately. Parents are expected to pick up their children as soon as possible.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 5-13 Years Old: 2 staff to 10 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, climbing wall, rope swing, fort building, group singing, and rope quest. 
  • 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.

Masks and Face Coverings

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.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state, and local authorities, and the American Camp Association, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Staff and Campers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Staff, adults, and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day.

RESOURCES

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