Group One is a program designed for children who will enter first grade in the fall and serves as a transition between Children's School and Boys' and Girls' Club. The morning program runs similar to Children's School, and the afternoon program (2–4 p.m.) takes place at Boys' and Girls' Club.

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 at the Hultquist Center on Sundays, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. or on Mondays at Children’s School, 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

2020 Group One Fees   
Registration for one week of Group One costs $209 per child. Register for more than one week to take advantage of special multi-week discount pricing!

Season $929
8 Weeks $869
7 Weeks $809
6 Weeks $745
5 Weeks $679
4 Weeks $589
3 Weeks $479
2 Weeks $349
1 Week $209 

2. Complete the Group One 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:

  • 4th of July Parade

Week Two • July 6–10
Special Events:

  • Track & Field

Week Three • July 13–17
Special Events:

  • Art in the Park

Week Four • July 20–24
Special Events:

  • Club Carnival

Week Five • July 27–31

Week Six • August 3–7
Special Events:

  • Old First Night performance
  • Water Olympics

Week Seven • August 10–14

Week Eight • August 17–21

Week Nine • August 24–28