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.

Beginning with the Summer 2020 Season, Boys’ and Girls’ Club will operate from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Families are welcome to sign their campers out for lunch between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. by providing the Club administration staff with a written note that states what days the camper will be leaving. This communication helps us to maintain effective staffing. Campers who are signed out for lunch will check in by 2 p.m. at the Beeson Youth Center.

Youth registered for Boys’ and Girls’ Club will be divided into groups based on gender and the grade they will enter in the fall.

Boys' and Girls' Club Plus

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 or Group One, 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 Seven.

Club Plus Program Information

How to Register

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

Registration is now open online at, by calling 716-357-6250, or in person by visiting the Welcome Center Ticket Office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Starting May 25, you may also register in person at the Welcome Center Ticket Office on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Beginning June 28, you may register in person from 12 to 3 p.m. Sundays at the Hultquist Center, or from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Mondays at Boys' and Girls' Club.

2020 Club Fees
Registration for one week of Club costs $229 per child. Register for more than one week to take advantage of special multi-week discount pricing!

Season $979
8 Weeks $935
7 Weeks $889
6 Weeks $819
5 Weeks $730
4 Weeks $625
3 Weeks $499
2 Weeks $359
1 Week $229

2020 Club Plus Fees
Add on two hours of specialized STEAM programming to your camper’s experience by enrolling in Club Plus! Available Weeks One through Seven.

1 Week $50

2. Complete the Club information forms

NEW FOR 2020: All youth information forms are collected electronically. Following your registration, you will receive an email with the necessary information to complete your child’s forms. Please make sure that your email is accurate at the time of registration to ensure that you receive this email.

Please note that Chautauqua Institution follows New York State laws regarding immunization requirements for youth programs. We will keep all registrants informed of these requirements, as they may change prior to the start of the 2020 summer season. If you are not willing or able to comply with the immunization requirements, your youth programs registration will be canceled and you will be issued a refund.


2020 Dates

2020 Session Dates and Special Events

Week One • June 29–July 3
Special Events:

  • Group 2: 4th of July Parade, July 3

Week Two • July 6–10
Special Events:

  • Track & Field, July 9

Week Three • July 13–17
Special Events:

  • SAC: Add-On Canoe/Camping Trip, July 15–16

Week Four • July 20–24
Special Events:

  • Club Carnival, July 22

Week Five • July 27–31
Special Events:

  • Airband, July 30

Week Six • August 3–7
Special Events:

  • Old First Night performance, August 4
  • CLSC Banner Carriers, August 5
  • Water Olympics, August 6

Week Seven • August 10–14

Week Eight • August 17–21

Week Nine • August 24–28