Guest Blogger: Kelly Cecora, Marketing/Digital Communications Intern

The Lakeside Leadership Academy (LLA) welcomes a new class of interns to Lakeside Chautauqua.

Recruitment for this popular internship opportunity began in the fall of 2013 when the LLA Planning Committee assessed last year’s program and reworked many positions to accommodate Lakeside’s growing needs. Read More

Guest Blogger: Rick Wolcott, Director of Communications, East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church

The 2014 East Ohio Annual Conference will convene at Lakeside Chautauqua from Monday, June 16-Thursday, June 19.

The theme for the 45th session of Annual Conference – “Jesus Is Calling Us In” – will focus on identifying and reaching potential disciples of Jesus Christ.

This is the second year of a quadrennial theme based on the mission of The United Methodist Church: to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Read More

Guest Blogger: Dr. Thomas F. Jones Jr.


I grew up in a home with parents who modeled a spirit of gratitude and taught me that we should never take for granted the special gifts God brings into our lives.

My wife, Debbie, and I determined early in our marriage that our family would likewise be one that expressed thanks.

Thirty-one summers ago, our family drove from our home in Springfield, Ohio and arrived at Lakeside for the first time.

We paid $130 for our cottage rental. There were a few skunks, and Lakeside back then wasn’t in the best condition, but nevertheless we fell in love with this magical village. Read More

WOC Collage

Thank you West Ohio Conference for spending the week at Lakeside Chautauqua.

The Lakeside Chautauqua Recreation Department has a full schedule of special events planned for the 2014 summer. Guests and residents are invited to participate in all events. From the Annual 5k Raccoon Run and the Sailing Regatta, to the Kelleys Island Swim and triathlons, Lakeside is working to provide athletes with a variety of recreational opportunities.
For more information on any event or to download event forms, visit

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