Junior Day Camp – Full Day – Bethesda

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  • 9am - 3pm


  • Rising Pre-K & Younger


  • 6:1

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Junior Day Camp – Full Day – Bethesda


For many of our Junior Day Campers, we are their first camp experience. So we go above and beyond to make sure both campers and parents feel comfortable – from our friendly carpool drop off, to our daily blog updates and photos, to our highly-trained staff. We work with teachers and child development experts to create a dynamic program that focuses on school readiness, emphasizing fine motor development, following multi-step directions, expanding expressive vocabulary, and promoting persistence, all while offering the best of summer camp! Your child will do everything from arts & crafts to STEM to instructional swim, as well as have the opportunity to make friends and learn skills to increase his or her independence.

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Week 1 (June 13 – June 17) Sold Out $515 Animals Around the World
Week 2 (June 20 – June 24) Sold Out $515 Headfirst Heroes
Week 3 (June 27 – July 1) Sold Out $515 Community Yelpers
Week 4 (July 5 – July 8) Sold Out $415 Headfirst Celebrates
Week 5 (July 11 – July 15) Sold Out $515 Icky, Sticky Insects
Week 6 (July 18 – July 22) Sold Out $515 Spectacular Sights and Sounds
Week 7 (July 25 – July 29) Sold Out $515 Cosmic Campers
Week 8 (August 1 – August 5) Sold Out $515 Fantastical Fairytales
Week 9 (August 8 – August 12) Sold Out $515 Android Adventures
Week 10 (August 15 – August 19) Sold Out $515 If Headfirst Ran the Circus


This camp includes a daily instructional swim with goals that are kid-specific, from jumping into the deep end to side breathing. Your child will be carefully supervised at all times, with a 3:1 child-to-staff ratio in the pool and swim progress reports will be sent home to parents.

Weekly Themes

Animals Around the World

Animals around the world live in amazing habitats.  From the very cold tundra to the hot deserts, all animals need basic things to survive.  Gomer discovers Feiruz, a Wood Lizard but he didn’t seem to be in the right habitat. Our wildlife biologist friend Benny and our Zoologist friend Zita come to help us learn more about the animal and a habitat that might be perfect for him. Gomer is determined to find or make him a habitat but needs our help!

Headfirst Heroes

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Headfirst campers here to save the day! Experience the whimsy and excitement of Super Heroes through a new lens—Goodness Goggles! Work with Headfirst Super Hero friends to defeat the villain, Pessimism, with new Super Hero powers that all campers can use throughout life.

Community Yelpers

Whenever there is trouble, Headfirst campers will be there on the double! And there certainly is a lot of mischief going on this week at camp. As campers learn about the community helpers that keep our homes safe and healthy, they’ll work to become their personal best and solve the mission of a lifetime. No problem’s too big and no camper’s too small for this woof of a good time!

Headfirst Celebrates

Gomeria is officially planning their first holiday celebration.  Gomer has been tasked by the Gomerian Government to help figure out what their first holiday will entail.  This will be a holiday celebrated each year by all of Gomeria!  Gomer has no idea where to start but with a little hope and goal setting our campers will help him create a celebration that will be talked about for years to come!

Icky, Sticky Insects

Headfirst Camps is buzzing to learn about the anatomy, life cycle, and homes of different creepy crawlies. But, not everyone is excited – Anti-Insect Izzy is determined to exterminate these critters once and for all! In order to convince her otherwise, campers will need to show resiliency and prove that even the ickiest of bugs help our ecosystem.

Spectacular Sights and Sounds

Gomer’s friend from Gomeria is trying to learn about Headfirst.  It’s so different than Gomeria! Through taste, touch, site, sound and smell this Gomeria native will learn how Headfirst is the same and different than home. Campers will engage in play, self expression, exploration, and challenges to understand the intersection of the five senses in mastering the many emotions when experiencing something new.

Cosmic Campers

Hop aboard the next mission to Mars! Astronauts have been exploring space for years but no astronaut has been to Mars yet.  With a little grit and determination our Astronaut friend might be one step closer.  Join us as we explore the milky way galaxy, watch out for space invaders and reach for the stars in an epic adventure into outer space.

Fantastical Fairytales

This week campers will dive in and explore classic fairy tales. But, as they turn the page, they may be surprised to find some unhappy characters along the way. The Big Bad Wolf, the Giant atop the beanstalk, and even the Evil Queen are desperate to have their side of the story told!  Will campers be able to help these so-called “villains” achieve their goal of finally being heard? You’ll find out in this adventurous chapter of Headfirst Camps!

Android Adventures

Robots are the future!  Companies are creating and using robots in all areas of life.  This week we will meet a robotic engineer who is looking to create the next best robot.  The robotic engineer is preparing to present this new robot on Friday to an advisory panel. We will need to harness the power of optimism as well as a can do attitude to get it all done in time.

If Headfirst Ran the Circus

Come one, come all! This week campers will join the circus as they explore mysterious magic, curious creatures, and exotic acts. But, it isn’t easy to create the Greatest Show on Earth – campers will practice resiliency as they build their nerves of steel!

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