Camp Details

Lights, camera…ACTION!

Rock the red carpet” and discover the magic of the silver screen with Camp Levine this summer! 

Explore the music from star-studded hits, ranging from timeless movie musicals and animated classics to epic Academy Award-winning scores. Campers explore their creativity through instrumental and vocal music, movement, visual art, musical theatre, games, and activities integrating our theme.

Don’t miss out – this summer is bound to be a blockbuster hit!

Camp Levine Dates:

Session 1: June 27th – July 15th (No camp on July 4th)
Session 2: July 18th – August 5th 

Camp Levine Times:

Half Day Program (Pre/K only): 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Full Day Program: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Before Care: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
After Care: 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

  Our Programs

The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten program is designed for children ranging in age from 4 to 5 years of age. With developmentally appropriate curriculum developed by camp directors and early childhood music educators, our youngest campers explore music and the arts through singing, storytelling, arts and crafts, creative movement, and imaginative play.

Each Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten camper is assigned to a class with one experienced early childhood music educator and teen apprentices, who assist the teacher and campers in the classroom. The class size ranges from 10-14 campers per class. Campers are visited by professional musician/teachers regularly to experience a variety of string, woodwind, percussion, and brass instruments.

Campers must be rising Pre-Kindergarteners or Kindergarteners, out of diapers, and completely potty-trained and independent in the restroom.

Prior musical knowledge/experience is not required. The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs are the same at all Camp Levine locations.

Parents have the option to enroll their children as half day or full day campers.

The 1st-2nd grade program is designed for campers who are approximately ages 6-7 and entering the 1st-2nd grades during the coming academic year. These camp teams travel to several classrooms/studios to learn from highly qualified teachers with dedicated teen apprentices guiding campers between the scheduled activities.

Highlights of the 1st-2nd grade program include:

Instrument Sampler
The Instrument Sampler class is specific to the 1st-2nd grade camp teams. In smaller groups generally comprised of 2-5 campers, the campers visit each instrumental teacher and try their hand playing a variety of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

Music+
Music+ is a general music class that implements the Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály, Feierabend, and Dalcroze teaching methods. Campers are engaged in singing, movement, games, and playing unpitched/pitched percussion instruments.

Afternoon Musical Theatre
Over the course of the three-week session, campers take classes in drama, vocal music, dance, production art, and puppetry and magic. The teachers of these classes work collaboratively. The program culminates at the final all-camp performances.

The 3rd-6th grade program is designed for campers who are approximately ages 8-12 and entering the 3rd through 6th grades during the coming academic year. These camp teams travel to several classrooms/studios to learn from highly qualified teachers with dedicated teen apprentices guiding campers between the scheduled activities.

Highlights of the 3rd-6th grade program include:

Focus Instrument
The Instrument Focus class is specific to the 3rd-6th grade camp teams. When registering for Camp Levine, campers entering the 3rd through 6th grades select a first, second, and third choice focus instrument. The selected first, second, and third choice instruments must be instruments which the camper has never played. Once focus instrument assignments are made, campers receive three weeks of instruction on the focus instrument in a small group setting. Instruments are provided to the campers for the duration of the three weeks, which they can bring to/from camp with them. At the end of the three-week session, campers will be prepared to perform a song on their focus instrument at the final all-camp performances.

Please note that Camp Levine staff cannot guarantee that 3rd-6th campers will receive their first-choice instrument. If you and your camper are primarily interested in instruction on a specific instrument, please consider Levine Music’s other camps, classes, lessons, and workshops.

Music+
Music+ is a general music class that implement the Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály, Feierabend, and Dalcroze teaching methods. Campers are engaged in singing, movement, games, and playing unpitched/pitched percussion instruments.

Afternoon Musical Theatre
Over the course of the three-week session, campers take classes in drama, vocal music, dance, production art, and puppetry and magic. The teachers of these classes work collaboratively. The program culminates at the final all-camp performances.

The Teen Apprentice program is a great way for pre-teens and teens in rising 7th – 12th grade to learn new skills, stay involved with the camp community, and earn volunteer hours. 

The Teen Apprentice Program consists of responsible, mature, and enthusiastic junior high and high school students who assist groups of campers, support teachers in the virtual classroom, learn effective techniques for working with children, and put their love of music and the arts to use. Teen Apprentices do not need to have any musical knowledge or previous experience with Camp Levine or Levine Music. 

For more information, visit our Teen Apprentice page.

  Additional Information

Camp Levine Locations:

DC Campus: NW Upton St
2801 Upton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

DC Campus: SE THEARC (Session 1 Only)
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020

MD Campus: Strathmore
The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, MD 20852

VA Campus: Falls Church
Adjacent to Oak Street Elementary School

601 S. Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

Session 1: June 27th – July 15th

Full day: $1,215.00
Half day: $855.00 (only available for rising Pre-K and Kindergarten campers)

Session 2: July 18th – August 5th

Full day: $1,300.00
Half day: $885.00 (only available for rising Pre-K and Kindergarten campers)

For summer 2022, Camp Levine at THEARC will automatically be discounted to $525 (including extended care) for families who live in Wards 7 or 8. Families who do not live in ward 7 or 8 or who are interested in attending another campus can apply for tuition assistance and receive the same rate if they qualify.

With Tuition Assistance, Camp Levine tuition can be as low as $525.00  per session (including extended care) for families who qualify. Interested in Tuition Assistance? Click to find out more!

Extended Care
Extended Care 3-week enrollment Extended Care drop-in fees
·       Before Care (8am – 9:30am): $240.00 ·       Before Care drop-in fee: $20.00/day
·       After Care (3:30pm – 6pm): $325.00 ·       After Care drop-in fee: $35.00/day

Camp Levine campers’ range in age from 3.5 to 12 (PreK through rising 6th graders).

Pre-Kindergarten campers must be 3 years old by January 01, 2022, in order to enroll.

Teen Apprentices must be rising 7th-12th graders in order to apply for the program.

Campers and Teen Apprentices must be enrolled in the camp class for the grade level they will be entering in the upcoming school yearWhen enrolling, the age range is broad because our registration system does not recognize a current age versus the age the child will be when camp begins.  

Before Care and After Care is available at all Camp Levine locations. Families are encouraged to register for Before and/or After Care at the time of enrollment, since space is limited.
Enrollment in Before Care and/or After Care can continue until one week prior to the start of the camp session (June 20th for session 1 and July 4th for session 2.)
Any enrollments or withdrawals in Before and/or After Care made after these dates will be charged a $35 change fee.

Before Care (8:00 AM – 9:30 AM): $240
After Care (3:30 PM – 6:00 PM): $325

Instead of enrolling in Before and/or After Care for the entire three weeks, families can elect to “drop-in” on a daily basis, dependent upon the availability in the programs. The cost per drop-in is $20 for Before Care and $35 for After Care. During camp, please e-mail your site staff to request a drop-in. The card on file will be charged by our Student Services office within two weeks.

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