Innovators Inc. – Oakton

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Innovators Inc. – Oakton


Does your camper love a challenge? Each Innovators group is presented with a unique problem that must be solved by the end of the week, such as revamping a failing restaurant complete with décor, cooking and new menus, curating a museum exhibit with their own artwork, or putting on a Broadway show. 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. With a wide range of themes, from natural disasters to history to time travel, this engaging week is sure to be a favorite!

This unique program includes a weekly field trip or expert workshop. Past favorites include the International Spy Museum, Ocean Dunes Waterpark, culinary workshops with Tiny Chefs and acting workshops with Round House Theater. Campers consider these experiences to be the highlight of the week!

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Week 2 (June 17 – June 21) Sold Out $519 Cookin' Up Creativity - Culinary Workshop with Tiny Chefs
Week 3 (June 24 – June 28) Sold Out $539 Mission to Mars - Field Trip to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Week 4 (July 1 – July 5) Limited Availability $519 Toy Store Entrepreneurs - Expert Workshop with Squeals on Wheels
Week 5 (July 8 – July 12) Sold Out $539 Masterpiece Makers - Field Trip to Museum of Natural History
Week 6 (July 15 – July 19) Good Availability $539 City Builders - Field Trip to Performance at Imagination Stage
Week 7 (July 22 – July 26) Limited Availability $539 Global Games - Field Trip to Ocean Dunes Waterpark
Week 8 (July 29 – August 2) Good Availability $539 Headfirst's Got Talent - Field Trip to Performance at Adventure Theatre
Week 9 (August 5 – August 9) Limited Availability $519 Classic Camp - Expert Workshop with Astro Jump Obstacle Courses


This camp includes Water Play! Water Play is a fun way for campers to cool off in the middle of the day. The water play activity will vary throughout the week, but will always be a fun and active way for campers to cool down from the summer heat.

Weekly Themes

Cookin’ Up Creativity

Chef hats… check! Whisks… check! Best week ever running your own restaurant…CHECK! Julia Child 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! From mastering the perfect pancake to creating edible artwork, this week challenges campers to evaluate, experiment, and explore elements of nutrition. From maître-d to menu designer, Headfirst chefs will let their creativity simmer all week long! Includes a Culinary Workshop with Tiny Chefs!

Mission to Mars

3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF… into a universe of adventure during this week of space exploration! We’ll test rocket prototypes, design our own space suits, and map the sky with culinary constellations and moon models! We know that the sky isn’t the limit…it’s merely the starting line. The Innovators will SOAR in our out-of-this-world week of camp! Includes a field trip to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center!

Toy Store Entrepreneurs

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 entrepreneurs will invent, prototype, and market their original novelties in the Headfirst Toy Store! Campers will design and play board games, 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! They’ll consider how toys can be both educational and entertaining. These toys are kid-tested, kid-approved! Includes an Expert Workshop with Squeals on Wheels Mobile Petting Zoo!

Masterpiece Makers

Magnificent mosaics, metropolitan museums, and meaningful murals – the world is your canvas in this week of Masterpiece Makers! Using inspiration from global artists and storytellers, campers will learn that ‘Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.’ Campers will explore hands-on techniques using paint, clay, fabric, and more. As the Innovators find unique ways to beautify public spaces, such as painted crosswalks and sculpted bike racks, they’ll plan and design their own community art creations. As their creativity runs wild, the Innovators recognize that each of us is already a masterpiece! Includes a field trip to the Museum of Natural History!

City Builders

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! Includes a field trip to Performance at Imagination Stage!

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 the gold in our silliest, most fun challenges yet. Pool noodle javelin nor the crab walk 50-meter dash has nothing on YOU! Includes a field trip to 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! Includes a field trip to Performance at Adventure Theatre!

Classic Camp

Have you ever dreamed of running your own camp? This week is for you! You and the rest of the Innovators team will be tasked with rescuing a failing campground by coming up with your own version of the Ultimate Summer Camp for Kids. You’ll experiment with classic camp activities like tie-dying, playing Capture the Flag, brewing your own bug juice, pitching tents, and enjoying a “camp in” in order to come up with your ideal camp recommendations. Get ready for some good, old-fashioned fun in the great outdoors and don’t forget the bug spray! Includes an Expert Workshop with Astro Jump Obstacle Courses!

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