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  • 9am - 3pm


  • Rising 2nd - 3rd Graders


  • 10:1


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

Innovators, Inc.

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 camp is sure to be a favorite!

This unique summer camp program includes a weekly field trip or expert workshop. Anticipated highlights for the upcoming summer include Expert Workshops with Squeals on Wheels, Culinary Workshops with Tiny Chefs, Field Trips to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and more! Campers consider these experiences to be the highlight of the week!

On field trip weeks, campers will adventure offsite with their counselors and Headfirst leadership to explore an exciting excursion into the DMV area. On expert workshop weeks, an accredited organization joins the Innovators, Inc. campers on-campus to dive deeper into the theme of the week. See our schedule for this summer on our registration page.

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Learn about the Headfirst Philosophy

Why We're Different

For each week of Innovators, Inc. day camp, we create a dynamic, immersive story based on a theme like Cooking, Space Exploration, or Architecture. 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

This camp includes a daily recreational swim at our Bethesda (Mater Dei), MD and Palisades, NW DC locations! Recreational swim is an opportunity to engage in safe, supervised free swim and pool-based games. Campers will be assessed for use of permitted areas of the pool.

Campers at our Cathedral Heights, NW and Oakton, VA location will enjoy daily 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 an active way for campers to cool down from the summer heat.