Summer Camps in Northwest DC, Bethesda, MD & Oakton, VA (202) 625-1921

News & Awards

DC Inno

DC InnoThe Headfirst Companies make “The 2016 DC Fest Coolest Companies Finalists” list

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street JournalThe Summer Camp Smorgasbord: Shorter, specialized camps for in-depth and exotic experience; 3-D printing, wild animals and baseball

Sports Illustrated For Kids

SIKids.comSports Illustrated For Kids chose Headfirst Camps as one of the Top 50 Camps in the United States and The #1 camp in the Washington, DC & Bethesda area.

MLB.com Profiles Brendan Sullivan

MLB.comHeadfirst Executive Director Brendan Sullivan profiled on MLB.com. Sullivan went Headfirst into second job; Ex-Padres prospect remains involved in baseball with top-flight camps. Download Article

Headfirst Featured on Fox News Sunday

Fox NewsHeadfirst and Executive Director Brendan Sullivan were featured on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Power Player of the Week Brendan Sullivan gave up a chance for a promising law career to start Headfirst. Watch Video

The New York Times Features Headfirst Baseball Honor Roll Camp

The New York TimesIn Recruiting, a Big Push From awards Colleges, Too: The New York Times Features Headfirst Baseball Honor Roll Camp. New York Times Sunday Sports Article features the Headfirst Baseball Academic Honor Roll Camp for High School student-athletes. Download Article

NPR visits our Headfirst Gamers

NPRNPR's Scott Simon (Weekend Edition) visits our Headfirst Gamers while they practice their headfirst slides. Play Smart…Get Dirty!

Stanford Magazine profiles ’96 alum Brendan Sullivan

StanfordCoaching for Life: Stanford Magazine profiles ’96 alum (and Headfirst Executive Director) Brendan Sullivan. Payton Jordan, the legendary Stanford track and field coach, once said that “coaches are probably the best teachers you have in education.” Brendan Sullivan, who hadn’t even reached elementary school when Jordan retired, is keeping those words true today through his work at Headfirst. Read Article

Excerpt from Washington Parent Article:

Washington Parent MagazineThis positive approach doesn't mean being soft on performance and skill building. As PCA graduates, all of the coaches in Brendan Sullivan's D.C.-based Headfirst baseball program use the "criticism sandwich."

“You get the kid's attention with something positive that is sincere and short,” Sullivan said. “And then you slip in the correction — the change required to improve: to keep their hands up in basketball or crossover step when throwing a baseball. You send them back into the game with another positive. It takes more time to do it, but it really does work. And, it's an effective way of communicating with people on and off the field.”

We are proud to have been honored with several awards including:

Best Summer Camp Program in Washington, DC

Sports Illustrated for Kids

National Award Winner

The Positive Coaching Alliance

Youth Organization of the Year

The Washington, DC Home Plate Club

Best Summer Camp in DC

Washington City Paper Readers’ Poll

Maddie loved Headfirst camp. She misses seeing Gomer and all the counselors so please give them a fist bump from her! I was very impressed with how organized your program is, how clean the facility is and how friendly the staff is. I also liked the student to counselor ratio. Every morning, we were greeted with many friendly faces and I knew that the children were safe and well cared for. You run an excellent program! Lauren M.
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