General Information for Camp Levine
Age Requirements & Groups
Camp Levine campers’ range in age from ages 3.5 to 12 (rising 6th graders). Pre-Kindergarten campers must be 3.5 years old by January 15th to enroll. Teen Apprentices must be rising 7th-12th graders to apply for the program.
Campers and Teen Apprentices should be enrolled in the camp class for the grade level they will be entering in the upcoming school year. If your camper or teen apprentice has been accidentally enrolled in the incorrect class/age group, please contact Student Services at email@example.com or 202-686-8000 ext. 1076 or ext. 1042.
Camper Expectations & Behavioral Guidance
Campers are expected to consistently behave in a manner that is appropriate, respectful, and safe. Camp Levine staff, teachers, and teen apprentices guide campers to become positive members of the Camp Levine community by providing clear guidelines, redirecting children to positive and appropriate actions/behavior, and recognizing positive behaviors.
Campers are expected to show respect for their fellow campers, teen apprentices, and teachers. Undesirable behavior, non-compliance, inappropriate language, and bullying will be addressed. Any acts of violence, repeatedly disruptive/inappropriate behavior, and/or repeated non-compliance will result in suspension and/or expulsion without refund. Levine Music reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to dismiss, without refund, a camper for inappropriate or unsafe conduct, if dismissal is in the best interest of the camper, the rest of the campers, teachers, and/or staff.
Campers are encouraged to dress comfortably and wear clothes that are suitable to wear for outdoor play and art projects. Campers should wear shoes that are safe and secure for running and playing. All campers, camp staff, faculty, and teen apprentices are required to wear name tags. One camp t-shirt is provided to each camper, teen apprentice, and faculty member. The camp t-shirt is worn for the final camp performances.
Drop-Off, Pick-Up, & Transportation
The camp day begins at 9:30 AM. Families may drop off their campers from 9:15-9:30 AM through the car line or by walking their campers inside.
The camp day ends at 3:30 PM. Families may pick up their children from 3:30-3:45 PM through the car line or by walking up. Any campers who are not picked up by 3:45 PM will be taken to and billed for a drop-in at aftercare.
Transportation is not provided by Camp Levine. All campers must have a designated adult pick up the camper at dismissal/aftercare. Since Camp Levine does not have safety patrols or crossing guards, campers are not permitted to walk home without a designated adult.
Before Care is available from 8:00-9:30 AM and After Care is available from 3:45-6:00 PM. Campers can be enrolled for the duration of the three-week session or can drop-in on an “as needed” basis, depending upon the availability of space in the program.
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 three different 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.
Focus instruments vary depending upon the site, session, and teacher availability.
Changes to a camper’s first, second, and third choice focus instruments can be made until May 15 by logging into your Levine Music account. Once you are logged in, select “Change answers to enrollment questions.” Any changes made to a camper’s first, second, and third choice focus instruments made after May 15th will not be honored.
Please note that Camp Levine staff cannot guarantee that 3rd-6th grade 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.
At the time of enrollment, parents are prompted to enter the names of any of their child’s friends who are attending Camp Levine. If your child would like to be in the same camp group as a friend, please be sure to list the friend’s first and last names. Names can be entered or removed from your registration any time prior to May 15th.
Camp Levine staff does all they can honor friend requests, but in some cases, these requests may not be possible. Campers who are different ages/entering different grade levels cannot be in the same group/team. Due to the nature of Camp Levine’s schedule, and campers dividing into smaller teams for instrumental classes, it may only be possible for campers to be together for most/half of the day, depending upon the specific situation.
To add a friend’s name to an existing registration before May 15th, log into your Levine Music account. Once you are logged in, select “Change answers to enrollment questions.” Please note that any additions/removals of friend requests made after May 15th cannot be honored.
Lunch & Snacks
Campers bring a non-perishable lunch, small afternoon snack, and water bottle to Camp Levine daily.
The Camp Levine payment plan is separate to any other Levine Music payment plan. All parents enrolling in the Camp Levine payment plan must have a valid credit card on file. If the card on file is declined on the March 15 or May 15 payment plan installment dates, the account becomes delinquent. Families must contact Student Services (202-686-8000 ext. 1076 or ext. 1042) immediately with payment information. If Student Services is not contacted and payment information is not provided, the camper’s placement in Camp Levine will be forfeited without refund.
Levine Music’s tuition assistance application is open year-round. Applicants seeking tuition assistance for Camp Levine are encouraged to apply by Monday, January 6, 2022.
For more information or to apply for tuition assistance please visit Levine’s tuition assistance website.
Camp Levine fills quickly, and classes/sessions will sell out. If space is unavailable in a selected class/session, please consider signing up for the wait list. Camp Levine and Levine Music’s Student Services staff do all they can to get campers on the wait list enrolled. Space may be available in the desired class for another site/session. Please note that movement on the wait list is variable and cannot be predicted by Camp Levine or Student Services staff.
The #1 Summer Camp!
Camp Levine was recognized in 2019, 2020, and 2021 by Washington City Paper’s annual “Best of D.C.” publication as one of the “Best Summer Camps in D.C.”, winning the title of #1 Summer Camp in 2021!