Youth Activities Center
The Youth Activities Center (known as the YAC) is a drop-in center for kids ages 12–17. Located on the south lakefront at Heinz Beach, and adjacent to the Boys’ and Girls’ Club campus, the YAC features a bustling snack bar (with daily lunch specials at “kid” prices), a friendly staff, televisions, games, table tennis and pool tables.
The YAC is open Monday through Friday during the Summer Assembly Season.
Young Adult Gathering Space
Taking many forms over Chautauqua’s history, young adult programming (16–20-year-olds) is being reimagined this season with a new gathering space below the Youth Activities Center, at the former Heinz Fitness Center. We are anticipating that this new space will have evening hours Monday-Thursday beginning at 6 p.m., but hours will vary throughout the season to accommodate for special programming. The 2022 season will also bring the return of dances for young adults.
It is important to us that the opinions, requests, and thoughts of our young adult community members are centered in the planning for these programs. We are convening a Young Adult Advisory Council to assist with this effort. If you would like to be a part of this council, please email Alyssa Porter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.