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  • 9am - 12pm


  • Rising Pre-K & Younger


  • 6:1


  • Bethesda, MD
  • Cathedral Heights, NW DC

Junior Day Camp – Half Day

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 a program-wide 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.

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.

Swim & Water Play

Instructional swim is offered for our Half-Day Junior Day Campers at all our locations where this program is offered. For more information on our swim program, please use our availability search to find the relevant camp and associated information.

Please Note: All campers in our Junior Day Camp program must be potty trained and be able to use the restroom with minimal assistance.