Teen Apprentice Program
Teen Apprentice Program
Camp Levine’s 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 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.
- Share their love of music and the arts and expand their knowledge.
- Work with excellent teachers and assist in classrooms/studios.
- Develop leadership skills through training and practical experience.
- Learn effective techniques for working with children.
- Meet Student Service Learning (SSL) requirements.
- Earn an incredible experience to add to a resume or college application.
Levine Music is a Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) employer. If you are a DC resident, age 14 or older, and are interested in being paid for a portion of your work as a Teen Apprentice, please apply through summerjobs.dc.gov. This is in addition to applying to the Teen Apprentice program. The SYEP application closes February 28, 2023.
Dates, Times, & Cost
Session 1: June 26 – July 14, 2023 (No camp on Tuesday, July 4th)
Session 2: July 17 – August 4, 2023
9:00am – 4:00pm
There is a non-refundable $50 application fee to apply. There is no fee for Teen Apprentices volunteering at THEARC.
Apprentices-in-Training (AIT) are new rising 7th and 8th graders, who are paired with a returning Teen Lead, who provides guidance throughout the camp session. Typically, Apprentices-in-Training are placed with Pre-K/Kindergarten or 1st grade classes, although needs vary depending on the site and session.
Teen Apprentices (TA) generally work with campers in grades 1-6 and travel with these teams of campers throughout the day, encouraging and guiding participation. Some Teen Apprentices are given student teaching opportunities, where they can learn from a faculty member and assist with classroom/studio lessons and activities.
Teen Leads (TL) are returning Teen Apprentices who have previously received excellent evaluations from their site staff. Teen Leads are expected to guide AITs by providing assistance, advice, and support.
How to Apply
The Teen Apprentice Program is designed to train and build valuable lifelong skills, beginning with the application process. Each applicant is required to complete an application form, provide references, and prepare for a personal interview. Please keep in mind that the Teen Apprentice Program is competitive and is based upon the qualifications of the application and Camp Levine’s staffing needs.
The application is a multi-step process. Please complete each step below.
For any questions regarding the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enroll (registration opens January 11 for returning apprentices and January 18 for all apprentices) and submit a non-refundable $50 application fee* through our Online Registration System. Keep a record of the receipt number as it is needed for the Teen Apprentice Application & Interview Form.
*There is no application fee for Teen Apprentices applying at THEARC.
Complete and submit the 2023 Teen Apprentice Application & Interview Form. The application must be completed by the teen applicant. Applicants will need the receipt number from the online registration system to complete the form. Applicants will need to provide the names and contact information for two references.
Applicants are required to schedule a Teen Apprentice Interview via the form. The application’s online enrollment must be complete, and the application form submitted prior to the interview.
Attend your interview.
Applicants who complete the application process and interview will be notified by e-mail and asked to complete an Acceptance & Health Form.