In addition to the plethora of activities young people will find within the framework of the Boys' & Girls' Club, Children's School and Group One, there are a variety of other activities for them to enjoy—from tennis and golf to swimming and sailing and more.

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. All Sailing Department programs are conducted from the John R. Turney Sailing Center.

Youth Tennis 

Located directly behind the Turner Community Center, the Chautauqua Tennis Center provides an outstanding junior development program offering group instruction for ages 4–18 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 Golf

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


There are four public swimming beaches within the grounds. The Children's Beach, located near the Miller Bell Tower, provides a shallow swimming area and beach for youth and their families to play and picnic. Pier Beach, adjacent to Children's Beach, is an adult, deep-water swimming area. Heinz Beach, located on South Lake Drive, offers bathhouse facilities, as does University Beach on North Lake Drive. Lifeguards are on duty daily at CHQ's beaches during posted swimming hours. 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.