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


We know how important every “first” is in your child’s life. That’s why we go above and beyond, and then above that and beyond that, to create a fun and safe environment for our youngest campers on the block.

It’s an honor for our well-trained staff to help shape budding camp enthusiasts by introducing first-time Headfirst campers to new experiences while growing their independence and expanding their comfort zones.

Whether enrolled for our half-day (9am – 12pm) Junior Day Camp or full-day (9am – 3pm) Junior Day Camp, your child will find inspiration in weekly themes that wrap educational challenges into a whole lot of unforgettable fun.

We have worked with teachers and child development experts to ensure our themes and curriculum promote socialization, independence, listening and following directions. Your camper might not even realize they’re learning important lessons and skills that will prepare them for school in the fall. (But don’t worry, YOU will notice. And so will their teachers.)

Variety might be the spice of life, but it’s also the heart of camp.

Summer is about exploration, so we work hard to create variety that continually surprise campers. Activities include:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • STEM
  • Moon Bounce
  • Instructional Swim (Mater Dei, St. Albans & Episcopal) or Water Play (Flint Hill)
  • Music & Movement
  • Outdoor Games & Play Time
  • Special Events
  • Quiet Time

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Fast Facts

  • Hours Full-day (9am–3pm)
    Half-Day (9am–12pm)
  • Ages Rising Pre-K (potty-trained 3–4 year olds)
  • Ratio 6:1, 3:1 (pool)
  • Swim Instructional Swim 5-days
    (Mater Dei, St. Albans & Episcopal only)

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Headfirst is such a positive camp with wonderful values and amazing energy! I love the message it sends to my kids, as well as the fact that they have a SUPER FUN time. We love it! Elyssa L.
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