Engaging & creative activities for kids integrated with the Lake Tahoe Summerfest concerts

Music & Art Summer Camp for Kids

We are delighted to announce the 3rd annual SNC Tahoe Music & Art Summer Camp featuring the music of the Lake Tahoe SummerFest (LTSF) classical music festival (!!

The mission of our camp is to create enthusiasm for classical music. Each session is organized around the music of the upcoming weekend’s SummerFest concerts ( Campers will listen often to the featured LTSF music while learning about the life, times, & creative motivations of the composers. They will then be invited, with their parents, to attend the following Sunday 4pm concert and hear a live performance of the music they have been studying all week.

Methodology of the camp will include an active mix of art, music, & theater. Campers will spend time outdoors; hands-on with various instruments; creating related art projects, both individually and collectively; and listening to SummerFest musicians rehearse in the nearby concert tent. Professional and amateur musicians will visit the camp to perform and answer questions.


The daily flow will include input from the campers to incorporate their areas of interest. Any child interested in music and art is welcome. It is not necessary for him/her to play an instrument.


Lorelei van Peborgh

Session 1 & 2

Lorelei, who is the director and teacher of the Kings Beach Parents’ Co-op, grew up loving classical music, especially Mozart. She is actively engaged with music, she sings alto with the Sierra Nevada College Choir and also plays piano, violin, and cello. She is very active in the community, serving on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and the Friends of the Kings Beach Library. Her free time is consumed with her favorite hobbies: hiking, swimming, and camping with her three children. Her favorite part of the Lake Tahoe Summerfest Kids Camp is combining all of the fine arts and engaging and making the children excited about classical music.

Jeff DePaoli

Session 1

Jeff has performed with a wide array of ensembles including the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, the touring Broadway casts of “Chicago”, “Hairspray”, “Mamma Mia”, Petula Clark, Tony Bennett, and many others. He has written and arranged many pieces of music including an award-winning percussion ensemble piece entitled “Perspicacity”, as well as orchestral arrangements for The Beach Boys and The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. He also donated his time to be the primary arranger for “Closing of the Year”, the first track on the album Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: More Hope for the Holidays, which features such names as Weezer, Collective Soul, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, and many others. His animated style of teaching allows him to engage students and guide them through the discovery, interpretation, performance, and creation of music in new and exciting ways.

Maureen Kelly

  • Session 2

Maureen is a resident of Incline Village and owner of the local business TK Basketball. She received her BFA in Modern Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After college, she went on to dance with the New York based company Notes in Motion. She is currently a Sensory Art teacher at Tahoe’s Connection for Families and is a mother of three.


Session 1: Hollywood in Tahoe
  • Campers entering 3rd and 4th grade
  • August 3 – 6, 2015

3rd and 4th graders will explore MOVIE THEME MUSIC, including the theme songs of several well-known movies that SummerFest will be featuring at its Sunday August 9th 4pm concert. Campers will explore what it takes to write music for a movie, and what’s different for musicians recording music for a movie versus playing for a live audience. They may even create a short movie script and score!

Session 2: The Danube-Baltic Express
  • Campers entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • August 10 – 13, 2015

Younger campers will explore the music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, & Beethoven, as the SummerFest will feature They will explore how emotion and storytelling are incorporated into orchestral compositions, and how each instrument contributes to the final product, before having the opportunity, with their parents, to hear three beautiful pieces by these composers at Sunday August 16th 4pm SummerFest concert.

Camp Info

  • Hours: 9am – 2pm
  • Location: David Hall, 1st Floor, on the SNC Tahoe campus
  • Cost: $375/camper

Campers to bring their own lunch, snacks, and water each day.

RESERVE NOW — Space is limited to 12 campers per session. Please reserve your child’s place by contacting Nancy Beigel at 775.881.7405 or before registering.

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