Considered the longest running summer day camp in the United States, Chautauqua Boys' and Girls' Club embraces both tradition and the latest trends in youth education and engagement. Field activities, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, nature, crafts, individual and team sports, music and experiences in the arts help youth develop confidence and capabilities, while building lifelong friendships.

Boys' and Girls' Club Plus

New in 2018, Club Plus joins the traditional day camp experience with an interdisciplinary curriculum in the arts and sciences to inspire and bolster the talents of youth with academic curiosity. After spending the morning at Club, campers will participate in afternoon classes and activities that combine STEM education, literary arts, visual arts and more. Afternoon classes will be led by certified teachers and industry experts. Club Plus is limited to 60 campers per week, so early registration is strongly recommended. Available Weeks One through Six.

How to Register

1. Register: A child is not enrolled until payment is received

Online Registration


In addition to online registration, beginning June 24 registration will also be available:
Sundays: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Hultquist Center, Room 101
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. at Boys’ and Girls’ Club

More information is available at 716.357.6295, 8:30 a.m. – Noon and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

2018 Boys' and Girls' Club Fees Club Plus Fees   2018 Dates (Monday - Friday)
Season $890 Season N/A Week 1 June 25 - 29
8 Weeks $820 8 Weeks N/A Week 2 July 2 - 6
7 Weeks $760 7 Weeks N/A Week 3 July 9 - 13
6 Weeks $695 6 Weeks $815 Week 4 July 16 - 20
5 Weeks $630 5 Weeks $730 Week 5 July 23 - 27
4 Weeks $535 4 Weeks $630 Week 6 July 30 - Aug. 3
3 Weeks $445 3 Weeks $515 Week 7 Aug. 6 - 10
2 Weeks $325 2 Weeks $375 Week 8 Aug. 13 - 17
1 Week $190 1 Week $210 Week 9 Aug. 20 - 24


2. Download the Boys' and Girls' Information and Information form file.

Boys' and Girls' Club Form

The Boys' and Girls' club form contains:

  • General information about the program
  • Registration information and instructions
  • Required information form to complete and bring with you to Chautauqua

3. Download and complete the Medication Dispensation Form 
only if a child attending Boys' and Girls' Club will be bringing any medication to camp (including Epi-pens and inhalers)

Medical Dispensation Form





Participants in the Boys' and Girls' Club program are grouped according to the grade they will be entering in the fall (e.g. Group 4 for children entering 4th grade). The oldest group at Club is called SAC (Senior Athletic Club, a traditional name dating to the earliest days of the program) and serves those youth entering the 9th and 10th grades. Maximum group size is 36 campers with three counselors.

Typical group size is 25-30 in a given week. Each day at Boys' and Girls' Club includes four morning activity periods of 45 minutes each (9 a.m.-noon) and two afternoon sessions of one hour each (2-4 p.m.). The rotation of various activities within this schedule is different each day. An example of a typical day might be: canoes/kayaks, first period; field games, second period; instructional swim, third period; Seaver gym, fourth period; music, fifth period; and arts and crafts, sixth period. Other days could include free swim, nature, sailing, volleyball, tennis or special events as well.

Some activities (e.g. sailing, swimming) are guided by age and/or skill levels. Older groups (8 and SAC) may choose "electives" in the afternoon. In general, Boys' and Girls' Club offers a diverse, recreational, largely outdoor day camp program combining active play, the arts, waterfront sports and special enrichment events. The program stresses the safety and well-being of children and recognizes the value of building friendships.