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Junior Day Camp – Half Day – Bethesda

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Hours

  • 9am - 12pm

Ages

  • Rising Pre-K & Younger

Ratio

  • 6:1

Camp Extras

Junior Day Camp – Half Day – Bethesda

Overview

Our half day option offers our youngest campers the opportunity to sample all the fun and excitement of summer camp before moving to full day. Campers rotate through the same roster of activities as our full day Junior Day campers, including art, STEM, music, sports, and storytime, as well as instructional swim. And with their modified schedule, these young campers are able to practice important skills for building independence, such as listening to directions and transitioning from one activity to the next. They’ll also attend our all-camp meeting each morning and be eligible to earn the coveted Headfirst Icees for exhibiting traits like optimism, grit, and resiliency. Our highly-trained staff, easy carpool drop off, and daily blog updates make the transition to camp fun and easy for parents as well.

*Please note that half day campers are grouped separately from full day campers because of scheduling, and therefore we cannot accommodate buddy requests between these groups.

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Availability

Week 1 (June 8 - June 12) Good Availability $379 Deep Sea Discovery
Week 2 (June 15 - June 19) Limited Availability $379 Prehistoric Playtime
Week 3 (June 22 - June 26) Limited Availability $379 Fantastic Beasts Found
Week 4 (June 29 - July 2) Limited Availability $349 Fun at the Fair
Week 5 (July 6 - July 10) Limited Availability $379 Community Yelpers
Week 6 (July 13 - July 17) Limited Availability $379 There's Snow Place Like Camp
Week 7 (July 20 - July 24) Limited Availability $379 Headfirst Heroes
Week 8 (July 27 - July 31) Limited Availability $379 Welcome to CAMPelot
Week 9 (August 3 - August 7) Limited Availability $379 Pond Pals
Week 10 (August 10 - August 14) Limited Availability $379 Gomer on the Go!

Weekly Themes

Deep Sea Discovery

In the loneliest corner and deepest trenches of the ocean, lives a thousand-year old mystery waiting to be discovered. This week at Headfirst Camps, the Lost City of Atlantis, once thought to be nothing more than a tall tale, comes to life! Campers will have a wave of fun as they learn about the greatest mysteries of the deep sea!

Prehistoric Playtime

It’s hard to see your own awesomeness when you’re constantly comparing yourself to the mighty reptiles that once ruled the earth… just ask Lizzy the Lizard! You don’t have to be the strongest, fastest or even most aesthetically pleasing creature to be great and admired, every being has something amazing worth celebrating.

Fantastic Beasts Found

During this magical week at Headfirst, campers will explore the mysterious creatures that have echoed throughout legends for thousands of years. Will Headfirst Campers be able to save these mysterious creatures so they don’t become ”mythological”? Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime that just might go up in flames!

Fun at the Fair

State Fairs are so much more than fried food and Ferris Wheels! They bring to life the unique characteristics of each state. You’re invited to join Headfirst as we take a trip to state fairs around the country where you will enjoy delicious state fair food, learn about animals, and practice your game playing skills, all while enjoying the sites and sounds of a State Fair!

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!

There’s Snow Place Like Camp

A winter wonderland is upon us here at Headfirst Summer Camps. Join us as we work together to learn about hibernation and how so many arctic and winter animals show resilience. Will we be able to help Gomer before he’s confused into hibernating as well?!

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.

Welcome to CAMPelot

Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all lads and dames to the town square of Headfirst Campelot! Grab ye swords, put on ye helmets, and prepare for battle! Well, a battle of emotions, at least. This week at Headfirst, campers will travel back in time to join the quest of becoming a knight at King Arthur’s round table. We need you or the castle of Headfirst Campelot might just crumble to the ground!

Pond Pals

From tadpoles to swans and lily pads to algae — so many animals and plants call the Headfirst Pond their home. Just like us, these animals and plants grow, develop and change. Join us as we explore, create and learn about the watery wetland world.

Gomer on the Go!

Oh no! Gomer’s stuck on Earth with no way to get back to Gomeria. Join us as we explore all types of transportation and help our dear friend Gomer find his way back home. We are going to need lots of determination to create a way to help Gomer!

Swim

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.

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