Bethesda, MD

Mater Dei School

We are proud to return to Mater Dei for another summer to help campers tap into the power of play to discover their gifts, explore new interests and make the most of every day. Each year, we balance programmatic innovation with our favorite Headfirst traditions to bring the best experience possible to your camper. We are excited to have that same energy and love of summer back in 2024!

Please see here for more information on our Summer 2024 offerings at this location:



The highest quality camp for your brand new camper. Our youngest Headfirst campers enjoy everything from arts & crafts to STEM to swim lessons, as well as the opportunity to make friends and begin learning our Super 6 skills to increase their independence. Daily instructional swim is available as part of programming, and is site dependent.

Ages: Rising Pre-K 3 – 4
Hours: 9am – 3pm

Locations: Bethesda II, Cathedral Heights, Palisades, Bethesda, Oakton



Everyday exploration happens here, where no day looks the same. Day Campers bring to life a story-based theme through a variety of activities, like arts & crafts, STEM, music, and sports. Creative projects and challenges show them what they are truly capable of!

Ages: Rising Pre-K
Hours: 9am – 3pm

Locations: Bethesda II, Cathedral Heights, Palisades, Bethesda, Oakton



Is your camper ready for a challenge? Field trips and expert workshops are included in this creativity-based camp. Campers are presented with a real-world problem to solve, and it’s all hands on deck as they work together through a series of projects that build not only new artistic and creative skills, but leadership abilities as well.

Ages: Rising 2nd – 3rd Grade
Hours: 9am-3pm

Locations: Cathedral Heights, Palisades, Bethesda, Oakton

Headfirst Summer Camp
St Albans
Summer 2022

Multi-Sport Camp

It’s all fun and games here; so get active! Each week is different in this fast-paced program. Campers of all skill levels play multiple sports and games each day, becoming better teammates and leaders in the process.

Ages: Rising K – 5th Grade
Hours: 9am – 3pm

Locations: All
*Ages vary by location