Chautauqua New York

Enjoying lunch on the porch of the Athenaeum Hotel.

Enjoying lunch on the porch of the Athenaeum Hotel.

The King’s Daughters and Sons have long enjoyed a close relationship with the Chautauqua Institution in western New York. Established in 1874 as a teaching camp for Sunday School teachers, today’s Chautauqua offers programs in art, dance, music, philosophy and theology.

The Ottawa City Union and the Ontario Branch sponsors young Christian adults between 19 and 25 years of age to attend the institution through the Chautauqua Scholarship Program. At Chautauqua, these students participate in special interest classes, and enjoy the full spectrum of worship and lecture series available as part of the curriculum.

Members of The King’s Daughters and Sons also play an important role in recruiting participants for Clergy Renewal Week, where ordained clergy can partake of the Chautauqua experience.

During open weeks in the Institution’s summer season, KDS members have the opportunity to visit Chautauqua – as part of a retreat, to savour the learning and cultural experience at the core of the Chautauqua community, or to participate in the New Horizons Scholarship Program.

Group on steps

Part of the Ontario Branch group at Chautauqua filled Florence Hall.

Fun at Florence Hall.

Fun at Florence Hall.