Children eating popsicles on a bench, storytime and a sailing lesson

There’s something for everyone at Chautauqua!

From family-friendly enrichment classes, lectures, performances and entertainment, our summer retreat is sure to inspire wonder and curiosity. We even have a preschool and the oldest day camp in the United States! For nearly 150 years, millions have been inspired by visits to our tranquil grounds where learning, discovery, reflection and play intertwine. ​