Policies

Policies

Camp Fire SD Membership All campers are required to become a Camp Fire SD member for $25. Benefits include Member Only Discounts, Newsletters, and Event Notification. 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. When registering for Camps the Membership will auto apply.

Drop Off & Pick Up Procedure We have streamlined our Drop Off & Pick Up System with our new CaHiTo Check-In/Out System learn more about the new system hereRemember to please bring a Government Issued ID for Pick Up. Note Authorized Pick Up names need to match what is in the Camper Registration.

Traditional/Specialty/Teen/Resident Camp Late Pickup If your child is not picked up by their scheduled time you will be charged $1 for every minute. Every attempt will be made to contact parents. If by 60 minutes after your Camp end time the parents are not reachable, and the child has not been picked up; Child Protective Services will be contacted. For more information please click here.

Traditional/Specialty/Teen/Resident Camp Late Pickup If your child is not picked up by Group A 4:00 pm, Group B 4:30 pm, Group C 5:00 pm, you will be charged $1 for every minute. Every attempt will be made to contact parents. If by 6:00 pm the parents are not reachable, and the child has not been picked up; Child Protective Services will be contacted.

Street Sweeping Policy on Thursday AM Thursday morning is Street Sweeping Day in the Park. We do our best to make the process of dropping off campers smooth & fast. Please use the Drop-Off Zone on Thursdays located on the left-hand side of Balboa Dr. If you would like a little extra time with your child, we recommend parking on Sixth Ave and walking across the park to sign your campers in. We cannot guarantee you will not get a ticket if you park on Balboa Dr outside the Drop-Off Zone. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

No Cell Phone Policy Camp CaHiTo is a CELL PHONE FREE ZONE. Please do not send a cell phone with your child. If we find any cell phone that is in use by a child, the phone will be taken away until the end of the camp day, and a warning will be issued to both the parents and to the child. A second infraction to adhere to the “NO Cell Phone Policy” could be cause for a child’s dismissal from our program without a refund. Staff have radios and/or cell phones for any and all emergencies.

Cancellation & Refund Policy A request to cancel your enrollment in a program is required 14 days before the first day of camp, please fill out the Cancellation Form. You could receive a Voucher for 50% of the total price of the program or more depending on the circumstances. Please provide a Doctor's note, or any additional information for consideration on the Cancellation Form. Membership Fees are non-refundable.  If Camp CaHiTo cancels the program, full refunds, including membership fees (if applicable), will be issued. Vouchers/deposits cannot be applied or transferred to outstanding balances and are nontransferable. Vouchers are valid for the current year only.

Transfer Policy A program transfer request will be accepted 14 days before each camp session; please fill out the Transfer Form. There will be no transfers processed after the 14-day deadline. All transfers are subject to availability; there is a transfer fee of $25 per session being transferred, all transfers need to be during the camp season. Before camp starts, we pay our vendors, buy supplies and hire our staff according to the enrollment numbers. These are the reasons for our policy. Please note coupons are nontransferable if transferring a week where a coupon has been used the coupon will become invalid, and the value/discount will be lost.

Late Payment Policy If payments are past due your space will be forfeited, any coupons used will become invalid, and the value/discount will be lost, and a $25 late payment fee will be assessed.

Snack Shack CASHLESS The Snack Shack will be open this year in a limited capacity. All monies must be submitted on this Form, https://www.cognitoforms.com/CampFireSanDiego/SnackShackAccount. Unfortunately, due to timing constraints, we will not be able to set up accounts at Sign In or Out. Camper Groups will be able to head to the Snack Shack around Lunch at their designated staggered times. Camp Store monies cannot be refunded and closed out at the end of the programming Season (i.e., Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter). Any remaining Camp Store monies are non-transferable to another Season. Any remaining balance will support our Send-a-Kid to Camp program. Items are optional to purchase and range from $.25-$2.00.

Early Bird Registration Check out our early-enrollment pricing for all camps. For current pricing check, https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CampFireSanDiego.

Coupons & Discounts Coupons cannot be applied to previously purchased Programs/Camps, and cannot be used after their expiration dates. Coupons are non-transferable if transferring a week where a coupon has been used the coupon will become invalid, and the value/discount will be lost.

Military Discounts Camp Fire San Diego proudly supports our Military and offers discounts to Active Military families. Current Military ID is required. Please contact the office for more information.

Camp Groups & Friend Requests Due to COVID things are a bit different, as long as Campers are signed up for the same week and group they will be together. For example, both Campers will need to be registered for Week 3 - Archery Group B - 06/28/2021 - 07/02/2021

Camp Groupings (Age of Camper at the start of Camp)
Little Stars Half Day: Campers ages 3-5
Little Stars Full Day: Campers ages 4-5
Starflight: 5-7 years old
Adventure: 8-10 years old
Discovery: 11-13 years old
DASH/CIT: 13-16 years old

Capers Please note all campers are required to do Capers, at Camp CaHiTo we are trying to teach campers about conservation and to care about every area that they are in including Camp. Every Group is assigned an area to do small cleaning on, which would be the bathroom area, snack shack, lunch area, main stage, etc. They work together as a group to take pride in a place they enjoy. (they will not be cleaning with chemicals).

Exemption From Immunization Requirements Because our camp program has a potential for communicable diseases, we recommend that program participants are appropriately immunized for, at minimum, the following diseases: tetanus, mumps, measles, rubella, polio, pertussis (whooping cough), and diphtheria. This being said, we recognize that some individuals may not be fully immunized for reasons that are biophysical (e.g., the individual is allergic to a serum component) or of personal choice (e.g., faith belief). This form is intended to capture information about individuals who are not fully immunized. To access this form please click here.

Camper Code of Conduct Please click here for more information. Camp staff use discipline as a learning opportunity for the camper and try to integrate problem-solving skills into the discussion.

PLEASE NOTE The camp administrative staff retains the right to take immediate action if the campers’ behavior poses a threat to their safety, the safety of other campers or camp staff. There will be no refund of any amount for campers who are sent home because of behavior problems.  Multiple potty accidents are considered behavior problems.  

The following behaviors could result in dismissal from the camp:

  1. Hitting other campers or staff;
  2. Continued disrespect to campers, faculty, or staff;
  3. Failure to respond to camp staff

Please make sure when registering your campers to read through all the Policies on the registration form. If you have any questions or concerns about any of our Policies, please contact the office at 619-291-8985 or email [email protected].