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You’ll never forget Camp Chautauqua!

Camp Chautauqua is an enriching experience designed to help children ages 6-13 tap into their potential and creativity, find their passions, release their spirit of adventure, forge a stronger connection to nature, and develop important leadership skills.

At Camp Chautauqua, we use games and other activities to help kids identify the daily challenges in their lives and transform them into stepping stones to achievement.

Our campers learn the power of story-telling, how to use their strengths to communicate with others, how to lead and how to interact with people from other cultures.

And they learn it all while having loads of FUN during action packed weeks of games, arts and crafts, hiking, challenge courses, wilderness skills and much more!


Running July 2 – 27, campers team up with counselors from Watson University and Wild Bear Nature Center and set out on these specially-designed adventures!

Amazing Birds of Prey: Taking Flight – July 2 – 6*

Look at the sky, what do you see? An abundance of flying creatures! Dissect an owl pellet, observe real talons, and practice spotting and identifying these amazing creatures outside. What makes you feel like flying? Celebrate your passions in an all-camp showcase to end the week.
* No camp on July 4.

Kingdom Plantae – July 9 – 13

Discover the world of Botany! Investigate the wildflowers, trees, shrubs and other useful plants. Capture these beautiful plants through sketching, painting, and creating. Learn about the plants we eat, and craft a tasty dish. Understand how plants compete and how they work together. Practice team work through scavenger hunts, relay races and the Camp Chautauqua Olympics.

Water Creatures – July 16 – 20

What creatures are trekking though the waterways of the Rocky Mountains? Find the high alpine frogs, snakes, arthropods and mammals that make their home in or near the mountain water! Create a Water Creature Journal to document these amazing animals. Act out these aquatic dwellers in a wild game of improv and create your own frog song.

Insectomania: Proud to be(e) me! – July 23 – 27

Discover the amazing world of Hymenoptera! Have you ever wondered what a big difference a tiny bee makes? Find out what makes pollinators so important to our planet. Explore how you can use your unique skills to make an impact in the world.



Learning sticks when it’s enjoyable! At Camp Chautauqua, our games and activities are designed to make learning fun.


Camp Chautauqua is a place to keep an open mind and to explore differences and similarities.


Campers take a step out of their comfort zone in a safe and supportive environment.


Campers at Chautauqua learn to respect themselves, respect others, and respect others’ property.

Spirit of Adventure

Chautauqua is a magical place full of opportunities to connect with nature. Campers explore the outdoors, while also learning how to protect the environment.

Service to others

Campers learn that many of the world’s most successful people turn their passion into action and serve others.