CHQ’s recreational programs for youth present a diversity of activity, in settings varied and historic.

Youth Golf

The Chautauqua Golf Club offers a variety of junior camps and clinics for ages 4 to 17. Class size is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. 


Youth Sailing

The Chautauqua Sailing Department presents a summer-long curriculum of sailing courses for youth ages 8 and up, including Beginner Optimist Sailing, 420 Sailing, Intermediate Sailing, and Saturday morning races. Registration is through the Special Studies program. Early registration is strongly recommended. Private lessons may also be arranged.


Youth Tennis

Chautauqua Tennis Center provides an outstanding junior development program offering group instruction for ages 3–18 and all skill levels. Details and schedules are available at the tennis pro shop. Racquets may be borrowed at no charge during the junior programs. Private lessons and junior memberships are also available.


Youth Swimming

The pool at the Turner Community Center will also be open daily throughout the summer for lap swimming, open family swims and classes or special events.


Youth Activities Center

Junior high and high school students are invited to visit the Youth Activities Center (YAC), located on the south lakefront at Heinz Beach. The YAC features a friendly staff, music, television, games, a snack bar, table tennis and pool tables. Weekly "Yactivities" include tournaments, food specials, and the popular weekly dances. There is no membership fee. The YAC is open Monday through Friday and all are welcome.