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Innovators Inc. – Bethesda

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Hours

  • 9am - 3pm

Ages

  • Rising 2nd Graders
  • Rising 3rd Graders

Ratio

  • 10:1

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Innovators Inc. – Bethesda

Overview

Would your camper like to design their own city, craft a secret identity, run their own restaurant or travel through history? Then you’ve come to the right place! Each week, our campers are tasked with a unique theme-based challenge, in which they must learn as much as they can about the week’s topic and collaborate to find a solution. All challenges combine elements of science, technology and creative arts, with a healthy dose of teamwork. And because our stories and themes change weekly, your camper can enjoy multiple sessions without ever doing the same thing twice. Field trips include the National Building Museum, Imagination Stage, The Smithsonian National Zoo, and Ocean Dunes Waterpark.

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Availability

Week 2 (June 15 - June 19) Good Availability $519 Global Gastronomy
Week 3 (June 22 - June 26) Good Availability $519 Classic Camp
Week 4 (June 29 - July 2) Good Availability $469 Museum Curators
Week 5 (July 6 - July 10) Good Availability $519 Where in the World is Headfirst Summer Camps?
Week 6 (July 13 - July 17) Good Availability $519 Animal Advocates
Week 7 (July 20 - July 24) Good Availability $519 Urban Architects
Week 8 (July 27 - July 31) Good Availability $519 Global Games
Week 9 (August 3 - August 7) Good Availability $519 Headfirst's Got Talent
Week 10 (August 10 - August 14) Good Availability $519 Toy Store Galore

Weekly Themes

Global Gastronomy

Chef hats…check! Whisks…check!  Best week ever running an internationally-acclaimed restaurant…CHECK! Julia Childs once said, “No one is born a great chef, one learns by doing”, and there’s no better place to instill confidence in the kitchen than at Headfirst!  Whether we’re mastering eggs rolls or rolling pizza dough, this week challenges campers to evaluate, experiment, and explore elements of culinary culture from around the world. From maître-d to menu designer, Headfirst chefs will let their creativity simmer all week long!

Anticipated Expert Workshop: Cooking Clinic with Tiny Chefs

Classic Camp

This week, the Innovators are making it #ThrowbackThursday every day! We’re getting back to the FUNdamentals of summer camp with our week of classic, outdoor team-building adventures, including a tie-dye party, brew-your-own bug juice competition, capture the flag tournament, and learning stories and songs fit for the camp fire! We’ll pitch tents for a ‘camp in’ and zipline among the treetops at GoApe Rockville! In our fast-paced, 21st century lives, our campers prove that sometimes all you need is some good, old-fashioned fun in the great outdoors!

Field Trip: Go Ape Zipline & Treetop Adventure Experience

Museum Curators

The Innovators are commissioned to chair the next great metropolitan museum – inspired-by and featuring artwork solely created by kids!  Campers will learn hands-on techniques and craft masterpieces using paint, clay, fabric, and more.  They’ll explore the art of curating an experience as well as the importance of thematic design and storytelling.  Their creativity runs wild as the Innovators work together to stage and take on the role of docents in their original institution, proving that each of us is already a masterpiece!

Anticipated Field Trip: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Where in the World is… Headfirst Summer Camps?

We’re on the case and chasing an international supervillain in this jet-setting week of adventure and espionage! Throughout the week, campers will complete cultural projects and challenges from France, China, India, Madagascar, Australia, and more to protect the world’s most precious artifacts and treasures. The Innovators will need their optimum grit and teamwork as they solve puzzles, uncover clues, and locate their foe…before it’s too late!

Expert Workshop: Safari Encounter with Squeals on Wheels

Animal Advocates

Whether you ruff, meow, tweet, or neigh, you’re welcome at the Headfirst Animal Hospital!  This week, the Innovators become veterinarians and animal advocates as we take x-rays, learn bandaging basics, and all about what keeps our furry friends healthy!  We’ll even get to hold and pet some outrageous animals with our friends from Squeals on Wheels!  Don’t stop retrievin’, hold onto that feline…with this purrrfect week of camp!

Anticipated Field Trip: Smithsonian National Zoological Park (all sites but Leesburg)

Anticipated Field Trip (Loudoun): Leesburg Animal Park

Urban Architects

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us! Do you have an eye for design and an affinity for architecture? This is the perfect week for budding developers who want to explore the intersection of innovation and activism. We’ll test bridges and boats, engineer skyscrapers, and artfully arrange a city by design. Our explorations just might kick start your career in urban development! You simply won’t want to miss the ribbon cutting for this cutting-edge metropolis!

Field Trip: ZavaZone Trampoline and Indoor Adventure Park

Global Games

It’s your turn to pass the torch during this week worthy of an Olympian! The Headfirst Global Games will challenge you to train harder, work smarter, and unleash your inner champion! Get ready to dawn your laurel wreath, rep your colors, and go for gold in our silliest, most fun challenges yet.  Are you the next great pool noodle hurdler or 50 meter crabwalk star?  This week, your tenacity and teamwork will be put to the test!

Anticipated Field Trip: Ocean Dunes Waterpark

Headfirst’s Got Talent

Places, everyone…it’s SHOWTIME! In this week of Performing Arts perfection, campers imagine, produce, and star in an original performance!  Throughout the week, campers learn the ins and outs of show business including directing, casting, costuming, set design, scripting, and performing!  Whether your camper loves to sing the solo, provide the comedic relief, dance their heart out, or mastermind the technology, every Innovator is an integral part of this production!  If all the world’s a stage, the Innovators are ready for their big break!

Anticipated Field Trip: Adventure Theatre to see Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

Toy Store Galore

They zoom! They flash! They snuggle! They squish…they’re TOYS!  Whether it’s a cuddly stuffed animal, ooey gooey slime, or a tricky puzzle, this week begs the question, can there ever be too many toys?  The Innovators will design, create, and market their original novelties in the Headfirst Toy Store!  Campers will invent and play boardgames, merge modern technology and classic crafts, and explore the history of some of the most famous games in this week that celebrates the power of play!  These toys are kid-tested, kid-approved!

Anticipated Field Trip: National Children’s Museum

Swim

This camp includes a daily recreational swim session. The recreational swim period is an integral and fun part of the camp day. Campers enjoy daily recreational swim, which gives them time to have fun, cool off and play in the pool under the direct supervision of our trained lifeguards and aquatics staff. Our recreational swim period goals are to maintain safety and uphold the pool rules at all times, as well as to create a fun environment for campers to enjoy their own recreational swim and/or self-organized pool games (ie: “Marco, Polo”).

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