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

May-August Camps have been Cancelled.

After reviewing and considering multiple options, Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo has made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer Camp 2020 season. We will miss seeing our Campers at camp this Summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall and Winter. Note that we are looking into programming that would complement Fall 2020 modified school schedules, more info will follow.

Notice to our Families

The cancellation is an outcome of the current pandemic, which creates circumstances that would affect the high-quality programming we work so hard to provide campers year after year. The safety and health of all of our campers and staff is always our highest priority. Our decision is based on our core values of creating a physically and emotionally safe place for campers and staff. We will continue to look for guidance from San Diego County and the CDC and will take every precaution to reopen safely.​

At this time, all families registered for a May through August Camp have been notified via email and phone. If we did not receive a response by June 10th, a credit for future use has been issued to the account. Alternatively, you may request a refund, or choose, to donate the fees paid to Camp Fire San Diego to help support our organization and allow us to continue to support our community for the future. Please note credits are valid for three years from the date they are issued. To initiate your request, please email us back at [email protected].

We regret any inconvenience this causes to our families. We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].

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.

The Future

No one could have ever projected our current reality. As Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo programs temporarily close, our staff will be doing everything we can to support our youth and securing the future of our organization during this crisis. 

Right now, our council is facing a funding gap due to our canceled Spring Camps. If you are so inclined and in a position to help Camp Fire San Diego navigate through this period of uncertainty and remain strong throughout the pandemic, please consider supporting us through a donation. We understand this might not be feasible for all households and may cause hardship.

We appreciate your support of Camp Fire San Diego – Camp CaHiTo and your understanding during this time. We hopefully will return soon to make a difference for the youth in our community. Click here to show your support.


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