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


The more things change, the more they do NOT stay the same at Headfirst Summer Camps. As kids’ interests progress with the ways of the world, we progress our programs right along with them. For the first time ever, we are building on the fun of our former Science & Engineering Camp to offer STEM Camp – highlighting the core areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Need proof? How about our new extensive focus on coding, robotics, and forensics?

Each week is a new adventure as our highly trained staff guides kids through a different topic. And when we say “through” we’re talking in depth exploration. Campers are encouraged to dig beneath the surface by experimenting, tinkering, and just plain doing. And, for those things we know kids really love to do, we have partnered with the best STEM educational providers in the Washington, DC area to bring new offerings to Headfirst:

  • Coding: Mod Design
  • Coding: App Design
  • Robotics: Build a Bot
  • LEGO®

Different stages for different ages.

STEM Camps are divided into three groups, with separate, age-appropriate curricula:

STEM I (Rising K & 1st Grade)

Themes Explored: Chemistry, Robotics, Forensics, Weather and Flight
To learn more about our Science I weekly themes, please click here.

STEM II (Rising 2nd & 3rd Grade)

Themes explored: Coding, Chemistry, Robotics, Forensics, LEGO®, Rocketry and Physics
To learn more about our Science II weekly themes, please click here.

STEM III (Rising 4th & 5th Grade)

Themes explored: Coding, Robotics and LEGO®
To learn more about our Science III weekly themes, please click here.

To learn more about our philosophy, click here.

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Fast Facts

  • Hours 9am–3pm
  • Ages Rising K to 5th Grade
  • Ratio 8:1 to 10:1

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This is our 4th summer, and we couldn’t be more pleased. The kids love the camp and the counselors — whether it’s Day Camp, Science, Multi-Sport or Baseball. I love the unparalleled customer service. Danielle L.
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