Washington Summer Youth Experience
Academic overnight camps for middle schoolers located at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA

About Us

About Washington Summer Youth Experience

The Washington Summer Youth Experience is jointly run by Episcopal High School and Headfirst Summer Camps. It is unique in that it provides an immersive, academic-based experience along with the fun and friendship-building inherent in an overnight camp.

Because of the partnership between Episcopal High School and Headfirst Summer Camps, the Washington Summer Youth Experience is able to provide best-in-class academic programming, coupled with the operational expertise of one of the best-run and most-awarded summer camps in the region.

Each program is designed and taught by the faculty of Episcopal High School specifically for rising seventh through ninth grade students. Our platform of experiential, hands-on learning currently focuses on three areas: photography, biotechnology, and leadership. Each topic includes relevant field trips into D.C. for in-depth exploration.

The residential community and traditional evening camp activities offer participants the chance to forge new friendships as well as enjoy a glimpse into boarding school life. Our small class sizes ensure that each camper will receive individual attention and the opportunity to showcase his or her talents to the fullest.

About Episcopal High School

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. Noted for its innovative approach to curriculum, the School prioritizes creating 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.

About Headfirst Summer Camps

Headfirst Summer Camps is an award-winning camp provider headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a guiding mission of inspiring the personal best in children and young adults. Programs are offered for boys and girls ranging in age from 3 to 14 years of age, with camp locations in Bethesda, Md. (Mater Dei School), Cathedral Heights, NW Washington (St. Albans/NCS), Palisades, NW Washington (St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School), Oakton, Va. (Flint Hill School), Leesburg, VA (Loudoun Country Day School), and Alexandria, Va. (Episcopal High School). Popular programs include Junior Day Camp, Day Camp, Innovators, Inc., STEM Camp and Multi-Sport Camp. To learn more, please visit headfirstcamps.com.