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  • 9am–3pm


  • Rising K & 1st Grade


  • 8:1


  • Bethesda, MD
  • Cathedral Heights, NW DC
  • Oakton, VA
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Palisades, NW DC
  • Leesburg, VA

Day Camp

We believe summer is the perfect time for kids to try new things. And with a mix of art, sports, music and STEM, this camp has it all! Our days are packed with games and activities designed to encourage kids to expand their comfort zones, embrace their newfound independence and test their limits in a supportive environment. Campers will explore outer space with DIY jetpacks, build functional telescopes, devise their own superpowers and work together to stop a runaway train. We make camp a great experience for parents, too, with our efficient carpool drop off, daily blog updates on camper activities and the best-trained staff in town.

Learn about the Headfirst Philosophy

Why We're Different

For each week of camp, we create a dynamic, immersive story based on a theme, such as Superheroes, Dinosaurs or the Arctic. Then, through the world we’ve created, campers enjoy activities and games designed to strengthen qualities like grit and optimism. To the kids, it feels like camp. But we know we’re accomplishing more. Check out our unique Super Six curriculum to learn how we help build character through story and play.

Sample Day

This schedule is representative of the schedule one group would follow. Each group follows a different schedule each day.

  • Campers will have STEM, Creative Arts and Music & Movement each twice a week.
  • Campers will also have Moon Bounce, Rockwall and Storytime throughout the week.
  • Given the variance in schedules, lunch time is different for each group.
  • Sunscreen is applied throughout the day in a scheduled manner.
9:00 to 9:20 Carpool & Arrival Activities
9:30 to 9:40 Morning Meeting
9:50 to 10:10 Group Time
10:20 to 10:50 Creative Arts
11:00 to 11:30 Lunch
11:40 to 12:00 Change & Sunscreen
12:00 to 12:30 Swim or Water Play
12:50 to 1:10 Snack
1:10 to 1:40 Music & Movement
1:40 to 2:00 Moon bounce
2:00 to 2:10 Icees
2:20 to 2:30 All-Camp Afternoon Meeting
2:40 to 3:00 Carpool

Swim & Water Play

We offer a variety of swim options across all camps and locations. For more information on the specific swim options that are available for a given camp, please use our availability search to find the relevant camp and associated information.