Youth programs will be offered online for the 2020 season for kids as young as 3 years old through 12th grade. Our counselors have prepared nine weeks of crafts, STEM activities, athletic sessions, and more for our campers.

To join the fun, register at

Chautauqua’s online youth program is sponsored by the Elise M. Besthoff Charitable Foundation, Inc.


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

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. 

Club Plus Program Information




The purpose of the Boys' and Girls' Club is to provide an opportunity for young people ages 7-15 to actively participate in a safe and supportive recreational day camp on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution. The programs and facilities allow for a diverse set of activities that take full advantage of CHQ's natural and cultural resources. The Boys' and Girls' Club encourages personal growth for participants and professional growth for staff. The enjoyment and appreciation of lifelong skills are emphasized, and the importance of Club as a source of lasting CHQ relationships is recognized and nurtured.