About Us

The Episcopal Summer Institute is a partnership between Episcopal High School, located in Alexandria, Va., and Headfirst Summer Camps, headquartered in Washington, D.C. The goal is to provide a world-class overnight camp experience on the grounds of one of the nation’s most prestigious and state-of-the-art boarding schools. With program offerings in three concentration areas, The Episcopal Summer Institute allows rising 7th to 9th grade students the opportunity to further their interests and passions over the summer months.

Each program is specifically designed and taught for middle schools students. Subject matter is taught in a way that engages and challenges students in an age-appropriate manner. Our experiential learning programs are taught by the faculty of Episcopal High School in the areas of creative arts, STEM, and leadership.

For more than 175 years, Episcopal High School has offered students a rich array of academic offerings and embraced a commitment to personal honor and courage, all guided and inspired by the close and caring relationships that students form here. Noted for its innovative approach to curriculum, the school strives to create meaningful connections to the Washington, D.C. area. As the only 100% boarding school in the United States located in a major metropolitan area, Episcopal High School is uniquely qualified to prepare students for college and beyond. To learn more, please visit episcopalhighschool.org.

Headfirst Summer Camps is an award-winning camp company located in Washington, D.C. With a guiding mission of inspiring the personal best in kids and young adults, Headfirst designs programs to challenge campers, ignite passions, and make lasting memories. With camp locations in Bethesda, Md. (Mater Dei School), NW Washington (St. Albans/NCS), Oakton, Va. (Flint Hill School) and Alexandria, Va. (Episcopal High School), programs are offered for boys and girls ranging in age from 3 to 14 years of age. Popular programs include Junior Day Camp, Day Camp, STEM Camp and Multi-Sport Camp. To learn more, please visit headfirstcamps.com.