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  • 9am – 3pm


  • Rising K – Rising 7th Graders (varies by location)


  • 8:1 – 10:1 (varies by age)


  • Brookland, NE DC
  • Bethesda, MD (II)
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Cathedral Heights, NW DC
  • Oakton, VA
  • Palisades, NW DC

Multi-Sport Camp

Campers of all skill levels and abilities will enjoy this ever-changing mix of games, activities and competitions! Multi-Sport camp brings the fun every day as campers develop and discover new athletic skills while also practicing teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Popular elements include Campers’ Choice activities, Try-it Thursdays and tournament competitions, as well as Frogger, Human Bowling and more. Campers have the opportunity to win awards, wristbands, Icees and team captain bands. From badminton to volleyball, basketball to floor hockey, this summer camp is non-stop fun and games!

NOTE: During the weeks of July 31st and August 7th, the Cathedral Heights (St. Albans) pool will be under construction and we are not permitted to use it. We apologize for the impact to our curriculum.

Learn about the Headfirst Philosophy

Why We're Different

Headfirst Summer Camps were founded on the principle that sports teach kids more than just how to play a game. In fact, sports and games are one of the best ways to develop social emotional skills, such as positive thinking and resiliency. Our Multi-Sport camp also emphasizes physical literacy, which is the ability to move well in a variety of activities and environments. By focusing on a different skill each week, such a vertical jumps, upper body strength and catching, campers can practice setting goals and working toward their own personal best.

Sample Day

9:00 to 9:30 Carpool & Arrival Activities
9:30 to 9:40 Morning Meeting
9:40 to 10:20 Sports Block 1 (Indoors)
10:20 to 10:30 Snack & Water
10:40 to 11:00 Change & Sunscreen
11:00 to 11:30 Swim / Water Play
12:00 to 12:30 Lunch
12:40 to 1:10 Sports Block 2 (Outside)
1:15 to 2:20 Simulated Game
1:40 to 1:50 Water Break
1:50 to 2:10 Simulated Game
2:20 to 2:40 All-Camp Afternoon Meeting
2:40 to 3:00 Carpool


  • This schedule is representative of the schedule one group would follow. Each group follows a different schedule each day.
  • Given the variance in schedules, lunch time is different for each group.
  • Sunscreen is applied throughout the day in a scheduled manner.
  • Water and bathroom breaks are also taken throughout the day in a scheduled manner and always when needed.


Swim & Water Play

Campers in Multi-Sport I (Rising K – Rising 1st) will take part in instructional swim at camp. Instructional swim has goals that are kid-specific, from jumping into the deep end to side breathing. Campers 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. At our D.C. and Bethesda, MD locations, instructional swim will occur on a daily basis. At our Brookland, NE D.C., North Bethesda, MD and Oakton, VA locations, campers will participate in waterplay daily.

Campers in Multi-Sport II+III+IV (Rising 2nd – Rising 7th) will take part in recreational swim at camp. 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. We are working with our school partners to maximize the number of days in the pool for your camper – our goal is daily recreational swim and we will let you know before camp if that is not the case. If swim is not available, campers will participate in waterplay.