This year, our Finance Department experienced exciting changes during the off-season. Lakeside Chautauqua hired a new Chief Financial Officer, Dan Dudley, who joined the team in late May and promoted long-time Lakeside employee, Sylvia Chappell, to Vice President of Accounting. We also hired a new employee under Human Resources. John Mann joined Lakeside in April as the new Human Resources Administrator. Meet our Finance/Human Resources Staff:

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 Marketing/Digital Communications Intern and Journalism/Newspaper Editor Interns to the Lakeside community. Meet the LLA Marketing interns:

Help support enhancements to Chautauqua Park with a special gift to the Lakeside Fund. Chautauqua Park, with its nature/walking trail extension and memorial garden, further allows Lakesiders to renew and reconnect with nature. This sacred space is where Lakesiders come to reflect, loved ones are remembered, special occasions are celebrated and the beauty of nature is embraced. To add to the serenity of Chautauqua Park, a Trinity Garden will be planted, a beautiful sculpture, called Inturning, has been placed, and a fountain feature will be added in the…

God Squad, Lakeside Chautauqua’s famous children’s ministry program for ages 4-9, is celebrating its 20th birthday this summer. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26 on Cedar Avenue in front of Bradley Temple. Lakesiders of all ages are invited to celebrate by singing “Happy Birthday” together. Birthday treats will also be served.

Guest Blogger: Kelly Cecora, Marketing/Digital Communications Intern   Are you booking your first trip to Lakeside Chautauqua this summer? Let us help take the stress out of planning your vacation. We asked Lakesiders, new and old, what they wished they would have known on their first trip to the lake. With their help, we compiled a list of tips to help you plan your first Lakeside Chautauqua getaway:

The entire family is invited to these events, which encourage learning opportunities on a variety of topics and interaction among multiple generations. Pick up a copy of the Lakesider newspaper for more information and locations for each program, or visit Friday, June 27 10:30-11:30 a.m. Curious Critters: From Portraits to Picture Books Author and Sigma Pro photographer, David FitzSimmons, will his show his mesmerizing animal portraits and discuss how he turned them into an award-winning children’s picture book.

Guest Blogger: Melissa Kunz, Content Manager Lakeside Chautauqua recently launched its official online shop, a place to purchase Lakeside merchandise exclusively online. The online shop includes apparel for men, women and youth, as well as accessories for all. To browse the selection of merchandise, visit From here, Lakesiders can search for products by category, add items to their cart, complete their order at checkout and check their order status.

This year, our Operations Department experienced exciting changes during the off-season. Lakeside Chautauqua hired a new Vice President of Operations, Kevin Newbolt, who joined the team in May. We also promoted employees within the Operations Department; Amber LeSage was promoted to Director of Conference & Event Planning. Meet our Operations/Conference & Event Planning Staff:

The lakefront path has been a Lakeside tradition for more than 140 years. This special shoreline path is a place where sunsets are admired, worship takes place, healing begins, a marriage proposal is made, weddings are celebrated, fireworks delight, children share stories and Lakesiders engage in conversation. The lakefront path is special and unique to each Lakesider. Everyone can tell a story about why it is so important and what it means to them. Through these stories, we understand how it serves to transform the lives of each…