The NOW Generation, an organization for young Chautauquans, hosted its second annual Summerfest last Saturday at the Youth Activities Center.
Boys’ and Girls’ Club has fostered the youth of Chautauqua Institution for generations, priding itself as being regarded the oldest day camp in the United States. Aside from camp staples like swimming, sailing, soccer and tennis, games like Ga-ga, Prisoner, and Nuke Em are the buzz of the morning schedule when campers arrive at 9 a.m.
The Daily met up with Bryan Voorhis and Anna Ertenberg to discuss Water Olympics, camaraderie at Club and a car wash service that cleans kids.
John Rappole leads the final Lake Walk presentation of the season, titled “Bird Migration on and around Chautauqua Lake,” at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the covered porch at the Heinz Fitness Center, below the Youth Activities Center, on South Lake Drive at the corner of South.
The event is sponsored by the Bird, Tree & Garden Club in partnership with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy.
Rappole said his talk will begin on the Heinz porch before he leads the group on a lake walk in search of birds.
When Donna Sorensen and her late husband, Andrew, asked their sons how they wanted to give back to Chautauqua, the Sorensen boys were unanimous in their decision to support the Youth Activities Center.
In 1985, the Sorensens established the Youth Activities Center Endowment to support the facility that their sons, Aaron and Ben, used often during their time growing up at Chautauqua.
“It’s a place where kids can meet other kids and begin building relationships that will bring them back to Chautauqua for future summers,” Ben said.