Lakeside Chautauqua welcomed 14 Lakeside Leadership Academy (LLA) interns to the grounds in early May. Since then, they have been hard at work experiencing Lakeside, taking on challenges and advancing new projects within their work environments.

We would like to introduce this summer’s Educational Programming Intern, Youth Education/Music Intern and Arts/Entertainment Management Intern to the community.

Meet the LLA Education and Programming interns: Read More

Guest Blogger: Vicki Becker

God’s Love in Action

In Lakeside, we can see God’s love in action everywhere we look. Nature’s beauty surrounds us and inspires us. Families come together to renew and refresh. Friendships are strengthened; children are encouraged; arts and music flourish. We are grateful to be able to thrive in such a magnificent environment.

Yet we are called to be part of something bigger, something better, something beyond our understanding.

Accepted as we are, we journey together on our way toward a future that holds new challenges, new questions and new hope for our world. Read More

Week 1 Collage

It’s been another exciting week here at Lakeside! What has been your favorite part of the summer, so far? Tell us on The Front Porch in the comments below.

Guest Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator

This Chautauqua season, Lakesiders will experience several upgrades made to the Williams Tennis Campus.

Lakeside Chautauqua’s tennis courts were featured in Lake Erie Living magazine in 2012 as one of the 109 greatest places to explore along the coast.

Longtime Lakesider and tennis enthusiast, Dick Hubbard, shared, “These upgrades for the 2014 summer season are an example of working together to continue to have a fabulous facility and program.”

Many of the Williams Tennis Campus improvements were completed before tennis players returned to the lake. Read More

Guest Blogger: Rev. Rebecca Innerst


The book, Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa, is setting the tone for the week ahead with Bishop Peter Storey.

Wildfloweris written by Mark Seal, as told to him by Alan Root. It is the story of Joan Root, a 69-year-old naturalist, Oscar-nominated wildlife filmmaker and conservationist who was murdered in Kenya in 2006.

As the author sets out to explore this random act of violence, Seal discovers an unforgettable true story of the remarkable life of Joan and her love for Africa. Read More