Chautauqua was a social and cultural phenomenon that permeated rural North America until the mid-1920s. At its height, the Chautauqua Movement attracted millions to hear educators, preachers, explorers, scientists, politicians, singers and bands. Today only a handful of Chautauqua communities survive and Lakeside Chautauqua is proud to be one of them!

We believe that lifelong learning is one of the keys to living a happy, fulfilling life.

At Lakeside, our summer season offers daily programming in all four Chautauqua pillars: recreation, education, arts and entertainment, and religion. Around every corner, there are opportunities to nurture mind, body and spirit.