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

Connect. Create. Discover. Overview

Would your camper like to attend Superhero Academy, use a compass to locate a buried treasure, craft a secret identity or track shark migration patterns across the ocean? Then you've come to the right place! We've combined science, technology, and the arts into one innovative camp that can keep up with even the most curious kids. And because our themes and activities change weekly, your camper can enjoy multiple weeks without ever doing the same thing twice. Field trips include Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, ZavaZone, Medieval Times, and Volcano Island Waterpark (see calendar for specific weeks).

The Headfirst Difference

Lots of camps have weekly themes … but we do it better! Each week we create a dynamic, immersive experience based on a theme, such as Superheroes, Pirates, or the Arctic. Then through the world we've created, we give campers thoughtful daily challenges to teach qualities like grit and optimism. It's our goal to encourage each camper to dig deep and discover his or her full potential. 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 play.


Campers will participate in:

  • STEM
  • Team-Building Exercises
  • Creative Arts
  • Indoor/Outdoor Games
  • Instructional or Recreational Swim (varies by location)
  • And much more!

View our sample schedule and weekly themes.


Where available, camp includes either a daily instructional or recreational swim. During instructional swim, coaches set goals that are kid-specific, from jumping into the deep end to side breathing. Your child 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.

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.

To learn more about our philosophy, click here.

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Fast Facts

  • Hours 9am–3pm
  • Ages Rising 2nd to 6th Grade
  • Ratio 10:1
  • Swim 5-days (Mater Dei, St. Albans & Episcopal only)

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Let me tell you something... I love love love Headfirst! The summer has flown by and we have had the best time in Connect. Create. Discover! The field trips were awesome! Lisa L.
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