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


One of the best things about being a kid is that your path is never a straight line. It’s twisty and tangly. It’s up and down. It’s sometimes even backwards and upside down. So during this adventurous time in your kid’s life, Day Camp gives them a little taste of everything. It’s the perfect combination of sports, art, music and STEM.

We push them to try new things by filling the day with a wide variety of activities that keep them stimulated and entertained. It’s how they thrive. Don’t worry, all this twisty tangly fun does indeed have an underlying structure that happens to be based on behavior shift research, even if your kids are having too much fun mastering new challenges to notice.

Each week, we set a theme that makes concepts relatable and understandable for our campers. Given that many of our Day Campers are entering Kindergarten in the fall, we have worked with school readiness experts to ensure our themes and curriculum promote independence, socialization, listening and following directions – all important Kindergarten readiness skills that we instill in our campers.

Our everyday routine is to shake up routine, every day.

A child’s curiosity can be spiked by the most unexpected things, so we make sure every single day is different than the one before it. To help kids discover new passions and untapped talent, we map out a variety of activities to keep them engaged:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • STEM
  • Music & Movement
  • Story time
  • Sports & Games
  • Instructional Swim (Episcopal, Mater Dei & St. Albans only)
  • Water Play (Flint Hill)
  • Rockwall
  • Moonbounce
  • Special Events

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Fast Facts

  • Hours 9am–3pm
  • Ages Rising K & 1st Grade
  • Ratio 8:1
  • Swim Instructional Swim 5-days
    (Mater Dei, St. Albans & Episcopal only)

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My son had an amaaaaaazing time at camp. He cannot wait to go back next summer! The registration process was seamless and the camp bus made it so convenient. St. Albans Camp Parent
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