Junior Day Camp – Full Day – Palisades

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  • 9am - 3pm


  • Rising Pre-K & Younger


  • 6:1

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Junior Day Camp – Full Day – Palisades


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 2 (June 21 – June 25) Sold Out $499 Fantastic Beasts Found
Week 3 (June 28 – July 2) Sold Out $499 Fun at the Fair
Week 4 (July 5 – July 9) Sold Out $499 Digging up Dynasties
Week 5 (July 12 – July 16) Sold Out $499 Growing a Garden
Week 6 (July 19 – July 23) Sold Out $499 Adventure in the Woodlands
Week 7 (July 26 – July 30) Sold Out $499 Music Makers
Week 8 (August 2 – August 6) Sold Out $499 Jammin' in the Jungle

Weekly Themes

Fantastic Beasts Found

Mermaids and unicorns and dragons… oh my! Let your imagination run as far as a centaurs gallop and as high as a dragon’s flight can take you. If you can imagine it, it can happen at Headfirst! During this magical week, we’ll explore the legendary creatures and objects of some of our favorite tall tales as we blur the lines between fact and fantasy. And don’t worry, there won’t just be fairies for these fairy tales – there’s something for everybody this week!

Fun at the Fair

Fun at the Fair: Come one, come all – the State Fair is here at Headfirst and each state is ready to wow! The big top tent is pitched, the animals and performers are all here. Now, all we need is you here so we can begin! With representatives from each corner of our nation, we’ll discover what every region has to offer. Come give it a whirl, this camp only comes to town once a year!

Digging Up Dynasties

We’re digging up something special at Headfirst Camps! Grab your spades, sieves, and shovels as we dive deep into the amazing cultures of Ancient Asian civilizations. Through curiosity and questioning, campers will learn that they have the power within themselves to do anything – including unearthing the amazing mysteries of communities long, long ago!

Growing a Garden

Let’s grow a garden! When Gomer learns that most food comes from plants, he wants to grow his own garden but isn’t quite sure where to start. Campers will bounce not break when setbacks hit during a week full of gardening fun!

Adventure in the Woodlands

We’re goin’ on a creature hunt, will you join us? Be on the lookout for squirrels, bears, birds, and trees as we wander through the woods, Headfirst style!

Music Makers

Musical mayhem arises when Gomer decides he wants to try out for the Gomerian Orchestra! Explore the wonderful world of music this week while creating instruments and expressing yourself through song and dance!

Jammin’ in the Jungle

Ribbet. Croak. Ca-caw! What’s that sound? It’s the echo of our campers venturing into the newly discovered jungle of Headfirstazan! There they will find slippery snakes, bat-like birds, and creepy crawlies that they will remember for a lifetime. Grab your magnifying glass! Spray your bug repellent! It’s time to dive deep into the jungle where we will bounce back from obstacles and discover some of the most dazzling mysteries of our world.


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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