Our training dates are vital to your success this summer, so please mark your calendar accordingly. All team members should attend their site-specific session, in addition to role-specific trainings and in-person trainings.

These training details are unique to the following roles. Scroll down to see the specific dates & times.

  • Site Director
  • Assistant Site Director
  • Safety & First Aid Coordinator
  • Program Leaders (All Programs)
  • Specialists (All)

BRIDGE ONLINE WEBINARS – Role-Specific, Online

All team members complete the self-guided, online trainings hosted on the Bridge platform prior to the first day of camp.

Site Director
Assistant Site Director
Safety & First Aid Coordinator
Program Leaders (All Programs)
Specialists (All)
Available May 14

VIRTUAL TRAININGS – Site Directors & Assistant Site Directors, Live on Zoom

* Zoom links will be sent out via email in advance of each event.

May 20-2430 minutes longSite Director Check-Ins
May 296:30 – 8:00 pmSite Director Training

IN-PERSON TRAINING – All Leadership Team Members

In-person trainings are held at Headfirst Headquarters.

June 18:30 am – 4:00 pmLeadership Summit

NEW TEAM MEMBER TRAINING – Site Specific, Live on Zoom

First-year team members (all roles) are required to attend this training; it is optional for returning staff.
* Zoom links will be sent out via email in advance of each event.

CatholicJune 56:00 – 8:00 pm
St. Patrick’sJune 56:00 – 8:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone A (Day & Junior Day)June 56:00 – 8:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone B (Multi-Sport & Aquatics)June 56:00 – 8:00 pm
National Cathedral School – Zone C (STEM & Innovators)June 56:00 – 8:00 pm
Flint Hill June 66:00 – 8:00 pm
Mater DeiJune 66:00 – 8:00 pm
Woods AcademyJune 66:00 – 8:00 pm

DAY IN THE LIFE TRAININGS – Required – Site Specific, In-Person

All Leadership team members are expected to be present for the Day in the Life training. (Non-leadership staff arrive at 7:45 am.)

Mater DeiJune 97:15 am – 1:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone B (Multi-Sport & Aquatics)June 97:15 am – 1:00 pm
Flint HillJune 97:15 am – 1:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone A (Day & Junior Day)June 157:15 am – 1:00 pm
National Cathedral School – Zone C (STEM & Innovators)June 157:15 am – 1:00 pm
Woods AcademyJune 157:15 am – 1:00 pm
St. Patrick’sJune 167:15 am – 1:00 pm
CatholicJune 167:15 am – 1:00 pm

Training sessions are MANDATORY and must be attended even if you are not scheduled to work the first week of camp.

Last updated 2/14/24

Our training dates are vital to your success this summer, so please mark your calendar accordingly. All team members should attend their site-specific session, in addition to role-specific trainings and in-person trainings.

These training details are unique to the following roles. Scroll down to see the specific dates & times.

  • Customer Experience Coordinators
  • Operations & Extended Day (Ops & PMX) Coordinators
  • Digital Marketing, Blogging, & Social Media Interns, aka “Bloggers”

BRIDGE ONLINE WEBINARS – Role-Specific, Online

All team members complete the self-guided, online trainings hosted on the Bridge platform prior to the first day of camp.

Customer Experience Coordinators
Operations & Extended Day (Ops & PMX) Coordinator
Digital Marketing, Blogging, & Social Media Interns, aka “Bloggers”
Available May 14

IN-PERSON TRAINING – Bloggers

In-person trainings are held at Headfirst Headquarters.

June 18:30 am – 4:00 pmLeadership Summit
June 510:00 am – 3:00 pmBlogger In-office Training

IN-PERSON TRAINING – Customer Experience Coordinators, Operations & Extended Day Coordinators

* This includes the combined Customer Experience-Extended Day Coordinator (CX-PMX) role.

In-person trainings are held at Headfirst Headquarters.

June 18:30 am – 4:00 pmLeadership Summit
June 510:00 am – 3:00 pmCX In-office Training
June 610:00 am – 3:00 pm CX In-office Training

NEW TEAM MEMBER TRAINING – Site Specific, Live on Zoom

First-year team members (all roles) are required to attend this training; it is optional for returning staff.
* Zoom links will be sent out via email in advance of each event.

CatholicJune 56:00 – 8:00 pm
St. Patrick’sJune 56:00 – 8:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone A (Day & Junior Day)June 56:00 – 8:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone B (Multi-Sport & Aquatics)June 56:00 – 8:00 pm
National Cathedral School – Zone C (STEM & Innovators)June 56:00 – 8:00 pm
Flint Hill June 66:00 – 8:00 pm
Mater DeiJune 66:00 – 8:00 pm
Woods AcademyJune 66:00 – 8:00 pm

DAY IN THE LIFE TRAININGS – Required – Site Specific, In-Person

All team members are expected to be present for the Day in the Life training. (Non-leadership staff arrive at 7:45 am.)

Mater DeiJune 97:15 am – 1:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone B (Multi-Sport & Aquatics)June 97:15 am – 1:00 pm
Flint HillJune 97:15 am – 1:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone A (Day & Junior Day)June 157:15 am – 1:00 pm
National Cathedral School – Zone C (STEM & Innovators)June 157:15 am – 1:00 pm
Woods AcademyJune 157:15 am – 1:00 pm
St. Patrick’sJune 167:15 am – 1:00 pm
CatholicJune 167:15 am – 1:00 pm

Training sessions are MANDATORY and must be attended even if you are not scheduled to work the first week of camp.

Last updated 2/14/24

Our training dates are vital to your success this summer, so please mark your calendar accordingly. All team members should attend their site-specific session, in addition to role-specific trainings and in-person trainings.

These training details are unique to the following roles. Scroll down to see the specific dates & times.

  • Junior Counselors – All Programs
  • Counselors – All Programs
  • Lifeguards
  • Swim Instructors

BRIDGE ONLINE WEBINARS – Role-Specific, Online

All team members complete the self-guided, online trainings hosted on the Bridge platform prior to the first day of camp.

Junior Counselors
Counselors
Lifeguards
Swim Instructors
Available May 22

NEW TEAM MEMBER TRAINING – Site Specific, Live on Zoom

First-year team members (all roles) are required to attend this training; it is optional for returning staff.
* Zoom links will be sent out via email in advance of each event.

CatholicJune 56:00 – 8:00 pm
St. Patrick’sJune 56:00 – 8:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone A (Day & Junior Day)June 56:00 – 8:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone B (Multi-Sport & Aquatics)June 56:00 – 8:00 pm
National Cathedral School – Zone C (STEM & Innovators)June 56:00 – 8:00 pm
Flint Hill June 66:00 – 8:00 pm
Mater DeiJune 66:00 – 8:00 pm
Woods AcademyJune 66:00 – 8:00 pm

DAY IN THE LIFE TRAININGS – Required – Site Specific, In-Person

All team members are expected to be present for the Day in the Life training.

Mater DeiJune 97:45 am – 1:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone B (Multi-Sport & Aquatics)June 97:45 am – 1:00 pm
Flint HillJune 97:45 am – 1:00 pm
St. Albans – Zone A (Day & Junior Day)June 157:45 am – 1:00 pm
National Cathedral School – Zone C (STEM & Innovators)June 157:45 am – 1:00 pm
Woods AcademyJune 157:45 am – 1:00 pm
St. Patrick’sJune 167:45 am – 1:00 pm
CatholicJune 167:45 am – 1:00 pm

Training sessions are MANDATORY and must be attended even if you are not scheduled to work the first week of camp.

Last updated 2/14/24

We are very thoughtful and purposeful about each role onsite. No role exists alone – every hired team member should expect to interact with and potentially support or jump in for other colleagues at camp.

In general, the onsite roles follow this guide but depending on the program needs and site specifics, there may be duplicate roles or a smaller structure. Each site is unique!

Headfirst Summer Camps – 2024 Locations

MARYLAND

Bethesda, MD
Mater Dei School
9600 Seven Locks Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817

North Bethesda, MD
The Woods Academy
6801 Greentree Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817

VIRGINIA

Oakton, VA
Flint Hill Lower School
10409 Academic Dr
Oakton, VA 22124

D.C.

Palisades, NW DC
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
4700 Whitehaven Pkwy NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20007

Brookland, NE DC
Catholic University
Raymond Dufour Athletic Center
600 Taylor St NW
Washington, DC 20011

Cathedral Heights, NW DC
St. Albans & National Cathedral School
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Click to visit each division’s separate training dates page for more information:

Summer Camps
Training Info

Team locations:

Catholic
Flint Hill
Mater Dei
Woods Academy
St. Albans/National Cathedral
St. Patrick’s

Mobilization = move-in day!

This is where we turn camp into camp. Staff who attend mobilization frequently say they start camp knowing where things are and feeling more confident onsite. We also find that folks care about their camp surrounding more when they were responsible for putting it all together!

Interested? A first-come, first-served sign-up will be sent out closer to early June. You will be compensated for your time, and spots are limited!

June 88:00 am – 3:00 pmMater Dei
June 88:00 am – 12:00 pmSt. Albans “Zone B” (Multi-Sport & Aquatics)
June 88:00 am – 12:00 pmFlint Hill (Part 1)
June 138:00 am – 12:00 pmCatholic
June 138:00 am – 3:00 pmFlint Hill (Part 2)
June 1410:00 am – 3:00 pmSt. Albans – Zone A (Day & Junior Day)
June 141:00 pm – 5:00 pmNational Cathedral School – Zone C (STEM & Innovators)
June 148:00 am – 3:00 pmWoods Academy
June 157:30 am – 12:30 pmSt. Patrick’s