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. Early registration is strongly recommended. Available Weeks One through Six.

Club Plus groups will engage in different activities each week, and campers will be combined in the afternoon in the following ages groups:

  • Groups 2 through 4 (youth going into second, third and fourth grade);
  • Groups 5 through 7 (youth going into fifth, sixth and seventh grade); and
  • Groups 8 through SAC (youth going into eighth, ninth and tenth grade).

Each of the three age groups will have a maximum enrollment of 20 campers during each week that Club Plus is offered in Weeks One through Six.

For more information regarding afternoon Club Plus programming, click the tabs below.

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 Club Plus Fees   2018 Dates (Monday - Friday)
    6 Weeks $815 Week 1 June 25 - 29
    5 Weeks $730 Week 2 July 2 - 6
    4 Weeks $630 Week 3 July 9 - 13
    3 Weeks $515 Week 4 July 16 - 20
    2 Weeks $375 Week 5 July 23 - 27
    1 Week $210 Week 6 July 30 - Aug. 3

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

Program Schedule

Week One

Week One (June 25-29)

Groups 2 to 4: Traveling Stanzas with the Wick Poetry Center

The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University will bring their award-winning Traveling Stanzas project to the grounds for a five-day workshop in which students will explore the ways that the written word can help us express a sense of who we are as individuals, and how we are shaped by the communities where we live, and what we care most about. The Wick Poetry Center is a national leader in use of poetry to encourage young people to find their voice through creative digital tools and engaging experiences. For more information on Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas project, visit their website at

Groups 5 to 7: Infinity Visual and Performing Arts – “The Life of the Written Word”

Teaming up with Infinity Visual and Performing Arts of Jamestown, N.Y., we will explore the week's lecture theme, "The Life of the Written Word." We'll look at different forms of poetry, write our own, and then bring them to life using various art techniques.

Groups 8 to SAC: Robin Stevens Payes – “Storytelling Chautauqua (through Time Travel)”

In this oral history/storytelling workshop, teens will explore Chautauqua, by uncovering the stories of the people who summer here. In the process, we will learn the art of storytelling by time traveling through the history, the present, and into the future of Chautauqua. In a final project, we will produce a podcast series to remember, regale and reveal, as we weave together the story of Chautauqua through the original voices of Chautauquans past and present—as well as those who may come to be its future.