Content Overview

Choose the About page for Chautauqua mission and structure information and the resident handbook. The Community Services Calendar provides the schedule for leaf, brush, and recycling pickup. Links will connect you with Chautauqua-related organizations and events. The Summer Programs brochure contains a complete listing of programs sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua. The Summer Craft Schedule provides a listing of craft classes sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua.

The Pennsylvania Chautauqua Hosts 30th Chautauqua Trail Annual Meeting

The 30th Chautauqua Network Trail Meeting will be held at the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in Mt. Gretna, Penn., July 25-28, 2013. Learn More

Since the Pennsylvania Chautauqua's founding in 1892, its summer activities have been an integral part of Mount Gretna summers. In keeping with its mission to promote a program of the arts, religion, culture and recreation, the Pennsylvania Chautauqua offers a wide variety of summer activities; book reviews, art & craft lessons, Sunday worship services, lectures and presentations, organ recitals, musical concerts, outdoor art show, theatre, nature walks, and travelogues.

Call The Chautauqua Office at 717-964-3270, The Information Center at 717-964-1830 or e-mail for summer program information.

2013 Featured Programs and Events

Learn a new hobby and go home with a completed project.
  • June 12th: Wire & Bead Votive Holder, Sharon Carlucci, $25
  • June 17th: Rug Hook a 3D Tree, Cindy Irwin, $25
  • July 1st: Precious Metal Clay Pendant, Michelle Clagett, $25 plus supplies
  • July 8th: Hearth Broom, Karl Gettle, $25
  • July 23rd: Stained Glass Ornament, Lee Summers, $25
  • July 29th: Felted Wool Phone/Accessory Pouch, Lydia Dierwechter, $20
  • June 24th-Aug 19th: Watercolor Painting (10am - 1pm), Larry Lombardo, $10/week
If cooking and food are more to your "taste", there are classes for that too!
  • June 24th: Dinner with Becky, Becky Briody, $18
  • July 15th: Fresh Curd Cheese, Ryan Caputo, $18
  • July 16th: Life and Work of Honey Bees, Linda Purcell & Stu Mathias, FREE
  • July 22nd: Aged Curd Cheese, Ryan Caputo, $18
  • July 30th: Spring Roles w/fresh local veggies, Kristi Purcell, $22
  • Aug 19th: Victorian Tea, Marian Miller, $25

Join in the fun! Give us a call and sign up today!

For additional information on classes and registration, please contact Barb at (717) 576-8096 or the Information Center at (717) 964-1830.

Check out the full 2013 Summer Programs brochure