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  • 9am – 3pm


  • Rising 1st – 2nd


  • 8:1


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

Sprouting Scientists

Looking for a summer day camp that makes learning fun? Problem solved! This new program explores the scientific process, makes complex concepts fun and accessible, and encourages campers to embrace mistakes, take risks and be persistent. Along with plenty of outdoor games and waterplay, this developmentally appropriate early introduction to science offers kid-friendly themes like kitchen chemistry, spooky science, botany and forensics. Join us for a week of messy, hands-on science camp your child won’t forget!

With record sales in its first year, Sprouting Scientists is back for year 2, and is expected to sell out fast!

Learn about the Headfirst Philosophy

Why We're Different

At Headfirst Summer Camps, we believe experimenting with science is the perfect opportunity to build life skills. Our campers do it all: design, create and problem-solve. Our program also emphasizes public speaking by having students share their process and present their findings. Campers will discover their own personal best by focusing on teamwork as well as knowledge and skill growth.

Swim & Water Play

We are excited to share that this camp includes daily recreational swim at our Bethesda (Woods Academy), MD location! 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.

At our Cathedral Heights, NW DC and Oakton, VA locations, campers will participate in 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.