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2015 Course Proposal Form

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2014.

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Whatever educational experience you are seeking, Chautauqua’s Special Studies program continues to create distinct new learning opportunities for the 10,000 lifelong learners that enroll in courses each summer.

Class Registration begins on April 6, 2015


The 2015 Special Studies curriculum will be finalized in mid-December. A preview of Special Studies classes will be available in early 2015, and the Special Studies print and online catalog will be available April 6, 2015. Click here to view the 2014 catalog.

More than 300 teachers, experienced in subjects they love, arrive each summer to create a diverse assortment of courses for youth and adults offering a cross-generational learning experience. Special Studies offers subjects ranging from child and youth development, music, education, religion and philosophy, to fitness, health, and personal and professional development. Enjoy Chautauqua’s Special Studies’ unique learning experience and enrich your mind, body and spirit.



Youth Activities

Special Studies Courses
Chautauqua’s Special Studies program provides youth the ability to experience Chautauqua as their parents do in an age-appropriate learning environment. The Special Studies curriculum offers a wide variety of subjects from computer skills, art, dance, music, writing, language and many more interactive courses that engage youth to begin a path to life-long learning.

CLSC Young Readers
The CLSC Young Readers Program encourages the enjoyment of good reading. The books have been chosen for their quality, the variety of styles and subjects, and their appeal to young adult readers.



Matt Ewalt
Associate Director of
Education and Youth Services
(716) 357-6255