For youth ages 2.8–5. Built in 1921, the Chautauqua Children’s School pioneered the concept of nursery school education. Additions made in 1926, 1947 and 1969 were followed by a full renovation and expansion in 1994 to its present size and capacity.
For youth entering first grade in the fall. Begun in 1997, 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.
Boys’ and Girls’ Club
For youth entering grades 2–10 in the fall Boys’ and Girls’ Club is considered the oldest day camp in the United States. With most buildings dating from the 1890s and the turn of the century, Club grows out of a Chautauqua tradition of excellence in sports and physical education.
Youth and Family Programs Covid-19 Protocols
Chautauqua Institution will communicate with registrants regarding 2022 COVID-19 protocols for Youth and Family Programs prior to the 2022 Summer Assembly, likely in early June. The protocols will be developed according to industry best practices, the most recent data and applicable regulations, and subject to change throughout the summer if and when those factors change.