DC Campus: SE Newsletter + Announcements
Meet our Camp Director!
Meet Jazmin Goodson
There is so much excitement in our camp office as we look ahead towards summer and solidify plans for this coming season of Camp Levine. We’d like to take a moment to introduce and extend a warm welcome to our new Director of Camp Levine, Jazmin Goodson!
Jazmin is a native of Charlotte, NC and her love for the arts began at a young age. Coming from a family of instrumentalists, singers, songwriters, and recording artists, her first introduction to the arts was through music. She then ventured into dance and step where she grew to understand the importance of the arts and arts education as it relates to youth development, discovering her own creativity and confidence through movement.
Upon graduating high school, Jazmin went on to study music as a voice major at Mars Hill University. During her time at Mars Hill, she was a member of several university choirs, was a Resident Assistant, and was the founder and President of the M. Hill Steppers. She later changed her major to business and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and gained a music minor in voice. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Jazmin became involved in the arts scene in Charlotte where she volunteered regularly at the Mint Museum, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts and Culture, Rhythmic Soul Dance Company, The YMCA of Greater Charlotte, and her local church as a dance and music leader for youth and teens.
In 2019, Jazmin relocated to DC to complete an AmeriCorps service year with the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers (NDMVA) at Sitar Arts Center. There she enjoyed working with youth and learned firsthand about arts non-profit work. As part of the aftercare and summer program team she was able to promote NDMVA’s mission of encouraging education, community empowerment, and leadership development through programming and curriculum creation. After completing her service year, she became the DC Site Director for NDMVA supporting AmeriCorps volunteers.
In 2020, Jazmin received her M.A. in Arts Administration from Winthrop University and began working at Levine Music as a Campus Coordinator at the DC Campus: NW. Jazmin was integral to the campus operations providing administrative support for faculty and staff as well as the tuition assistance program. In 2022, she became a first-time mom and was promoted to Operations Manager at the NW Campus. Her time at Levine has afforded her the opportunity to merge her passion for the arts, arts education, and access to the arts through the work she has done and will continue to do.
We are thrilled to welcome Jazmin as the next leader of Camp Levine and look forward to all that she will bring to this program. As she transitions into her new role, Jazmin will continue to work with Levine’s tuition assistance program and will serve as a member of Levine’s DEIA working group, supporting Levine’s mission of providing quality music education to all.
If you have any questions before or during the camp, you can reach Jazmin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by emailing the camp office, email@example.com . You may continue to reach out to our Director of Summer Programs, Blythe Bonnaffons, as well.
We look forward to seeing you all for Camp Levine 2023: “A Rainbow Connection: Compositions in Color” very soon!
SE Focus Instruments: Grades 3-6
Hi Camp families!
Below are the focus instruments that will be offered at your camp location this summer for grades 3-6. If you would like to make any changes to your camper’s instrument choice, please be sure to do so through your Levine Music account by Monday, May 15th.
|SE Session 1|
Session 2 at the SE campus will have different programming with a musical theatre focus.
Note: we cannot guarantee your camper will receive their first-choice instrument.
Dear Camp Levine Families,
Welcome to the 36th summer anniversary of Camp Levine! After months of preparation, we can’t wait to create a colorful summer through a “Rainbow Connection: Compositions in Color.”
Over the past 35 years, Camp Levine has influenced thousands of children and cultivated a community that provides a safe space for creativity through music and the arts. Our talented faculty, staff, and teen apprentices help children to create lifelong memories through an engaging artistic experience. I am excited to join this awesome camp community and be a source of support for families like you this summer!
Please make sure to read the parent handbook and explore the parent portal. Over the course of the summer, it will be updated with newsletters, photos, videos, bios, and helpful links.
Thank you for being part of our camp community. See you soon!
Jazmin Goodson, Director of Camp Levine
Camp Levine Session 1 Starts 6/26
DC Central Kitchen Menus
Camp Levine is proud to partner with DC Central Kitchen to provide healthy meals for our campers at THEARC this summer. Breakfast will be provided for campers enrolled in before care only and lunch will be provided to every camper. Please see the menus below for meals that may be provided each day. Campers are welcome to bring their own lunch as well.
If you have questions or concerns please reach out to our camp staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Levine: Coffee Chats
Dear Camp Levine Families,
Happy First Week of Session 1! We are having a wonderful time so far—thank you for sharing your amazing children with us!
Wednesday Coffee Chats from 8:15-9am during select weeks at each campus. This is an opportunity for you to:This summer we’d like to invite our Camp Levine parents to
-connect with other parents in your camp community
-give us feedback about your child’s Camp Levine experience
-learn more about Levine Music’s offerings during the academic year and other ways to support your child musicallyDates are listed below: Wednesday, July 5 at Falls Church Wednesday, July 12 at THEARC
Wednesday, July 26 at StrathmoreCOFFEE CHAT RSVP If you can’t join us in-person, please join us online! In addition to the morning Coffee Chats, we will be offering a virtual Lunch Chat on Wednesday, July 19 from 12-1pm. (A zoom link will be sent out closer to the date). Thank you again for choosing Camp Levine as your child’s summer camp and we hope to see you at one of our Chats!Wednesday, August 2 at NW DC Parents are welcome to attend any date that works for them, even if it is outside your child’s camp session. Please complete this very simple form letting us know if you’d like to attend in-person and if you need Before Care for your child on this day.
Blythe BonnaffonsDirector of Summer Programs & Suzuki Flute Instructor
Camp Levine Session 2 Starts 7/17
Camp Levine Session 2- Seussical the Musical Jr.
Hello Camp Levine SE Family!
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Seussical JR. provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting and costuming and can easily accommodate a large cast of expandable “Seussian” creatures.
P.S. The Keegan Theatre is currently putting on the production of Seussical. For more information check it out here. Our dance teacher, Caroline Graham, is also part of the production!
Camp Levine: Virtual Lunch Chat Recording 7/19
SE DC Camp Levine Newsletter - Session 1
SE DC Camp Levine Newsletter - Session 2
Camp Levine Final Performances
Final performances are closed for families and friends but will be recorded and uploaded here! Check back soon for updates.
Camp Levine Performance Videos
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