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Chautauqua County

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Vacation Learning Adventures in Western New York

Welcome to the World's Vacation Learning Center! For well over a century, visitors and residents of Chautauqua County have been engaging in and promoting learning for the sake of... well, having fun. We've been gathering at lakeside assemblies and summer camps, attending cultural performances, and welcoming world travelers and guests searching for a place of personal growth. Take a Chautauqua vacation and learn something new and fun. See Learning on Vacation for dates and times of specific workshops. 

Chautauqua Institution

Learning at the Chautauqua Institution
Special Studies courses, a nine-week lecture platform, golf, sailing, and youth camps in this 136 year old summer learning center...more

Natural World

Chautauqua Natural World Learning Experiences
Chautauqua County offers a diverse mix of outdoor learning opportunities from the lakes and waterways to the skies above ...more


Outdoor Sports Classes in the Chautauqua Area
Take advantage of year round and seasonal sports for the novice to the expert - skiing, boating, golf, fly-fishing, biking...more

History and Culture

Learning Vacations - History and Culture Experiences
Take a history lesson through Victorian, lakeside, and Amish communities, historic cemeteries, on a boat cruise...more

Culinary Experiences

Culinary Experiences in Western NY
Learn to appreciate and use locally grown foods, regional wines and local brews, while learning about our agricultural and grape hertiage...more

Creative Camps

Learning Vacations - Creative Camps
Learning adventures for the whole family. Tap into your creative side with classes in arts, crafts, music, dancing, writing and ...more

Personal Development

Learning Vacations - Personal Development
Take some time to take care of you with classes in nutrition, excercise, and personal enrichment...more


Learning Vacations - Classes for Seasonal Skills
Some skills just take time. Look here for learning opportunities that last all season long...more


Learning Vacation Opportunities for Youth
Learning opportunities geered especially for the younger generations...more

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