Summer Camps in Northwest DC, Bethesda, MD, Alexandria, VA & Oakton, VA (202) 625-1921
Headfirst STEM Camp

STEM Camp Overview

We take Science, Technology, Engineering and Math camp to the moon and beyond! Our campers launch rockets, design and test parachutes, dust for fingerprints, build roller coasters and robots, and create their own video games with Scratch programming. Each week of camp focuses on a specific topic, which campers explore through various projects and challenges, such as identifying inks and liquids left at a crime scene to find out whodunit in Forensics. STEM participants are divided into three levels to provide age-appropriate activities, so while all three sections might be doing Robotics one week, their projects will vary. All groups enjoy water play and indoor/outdoor games each day, and any experiments that can be done outside will be. After all, it is summer camp.


The Headfirst Difference

Each week of STEM camp will focus on a theme, such as Robotics, Forensics, or Aviation. Then, through a mix of fictional story narratives, daily challenges, and real-life examples from scientists like Alfred Nobel, Louis Pasteur and Marie Curie, our campers will learn how to overcome obstacles, and the importance of maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity. We infuse our unique Super Six curriculum, designed to cultivate curiosity and strengthen six core developmental skills, into each day of camp, to make sure your camper takes home more than just a completed project at the end.

STEM by Level

STEM I (Rising K & 1st Grade)

Themes Explored: Robotics, Forensics, Flight, Animation, Space, Game Design, Simple Machines.

STEM II (Rising 2nd & 3rd Grade)

Themes explored: Coding, Robotics, Forensics, LEGO®, Minecraft and Physics.

STEM III (Rising 4th & 5th Grade)

Themes explored: Conservation, Inventions, Coding, Robotics, Minecraft and LEGO®

View our sample schedule and weekly themes.

Conveniences & Extras

We can make your summer run more smoothly! We offer extended care hours as well as a daily enrollment option, bus service, and a lunch program to deliver hot or cold lunches to your camper.

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Fast Facts

  • Hours 9am–3pm
  • Ages Rising K to 6th Grade
  • Ratio 8:1 to 10:1

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This is our 4th summer, and we couldn’t be more pleased. The kids love the camp and the counselors — whether it’s Day Camp, Science, Multi-Sport or Baseball. I love the unparalleled customer service. Danielle L.
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