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Welcome to Bay View!

Founded in 1875, the Bay View Association of the United Methodist Church is a Chautauqua and National Historic Landmark in Northern Michigan, featuring a 9 week Assembly Season featuring four program areas of Performing Arts, Recreation, Education and Worship.

Find Your Muse!

Through a unique mix of professional and pre-professional music programs, our performing arts program encourages and educates musicians from all over the country. The Bay View Music Festival is the nations longest running summer chamber music festival.

Get Outdoors!

Our recreation program includes everything from sailing to tennis for the entire family. The ever-popular Kids Camp offers a safe, stimulating environment in which children participate in healthy, creative activities, developing life-long friendships.

Learn Something New!

Bay View offers a diverse array of classes in seven curricular areas: visual arts, health and fitness, culinary arts, gardening, bridge, discussion groups, and kids’ classes. Register online.

Renew Your Spirit...

Spirit, mind and life enrichment are just a few of the many wonders surrounding the Assembly season. Sunday morning worship services are held in historical John M. Hall Auditorium at 10:45 a.m. every Sunday from June.

    Welcome to Bay View!

    Founded in 1875, the Bay View Association of the United Methodist Church is a Chautauqua and National Historic Landmark in Northern Michigan, featuring a 9 week Assembly Season featuring four program areas of Performing Arts, Recreation, Education and Worship.

    Find Your Muse!

    Through a unique mix of professional and pre-professional music programs, our performing arts program encourages and educates musicians from all over the country. The Bay View Music Festival is the nations longest running summer chamber music festival.

    Get Outdoors!

    Our recreation program includes everything from sailing to tennis for the entire family. The ever-popular Kids Camp offers a safe, stimulating environment in which children participate in healthy, creative activities, developing life-long friendships.

    Learn Something New!

    Bay View offers a diverse array of classes in seven curricular areas: visual arts, health and fitness, culinary arts, gardening, bridge, discussion groups, and kids’ classes. Register online.

    Renew Your Spirit...

    Spirit, mind and life enrichment are just a few of the many wonders surrounding the Assembly season. Sunday morning worship services are held in historical John M. Hall Auditorium at 10:45 a.m. every Sunday from June.

      Bay View's Music Conservatory

      Located on the shore of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay in northern Michigan, the Bay View community is situated at the heart of one of the United States' most beautiful resort areas. Students find the natural beauty of the area, the experience and dedication of the artists, and the warm support of the community a wonderful and rewarding experience. The Bay View Music Festival lays claim as the longest continuously operating chamber music festival in the United States and continues to impress the college and post-college students year after year who come seeking additional training, perspective, refreshment, and the inspiration needed to pursue a career in the arts. We are delighted to report that graduates of the program, much like the faculty, are actively involved in the performing arts all over the world as soloists, ensemble members, administrators, and faculty.

      Come, join us for 2, 4 or 8 weeks (depends on program), and find the focus, serenity, and expertise needed to pursue a career in vocal or chamber music!

        Not a member? Learn more about membership opportunities in Bay View.
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        The Bay View Association is located just outside of Petoskey, Michigan on the shore of Little Traverse Bay.

        1715 Encampment Ave
        P.O. Box 583
        Petoskey, MI 49770

        Phone: 231-347-6225

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        Our Mission

        To be an institution in which Christian values and traditions are central; To enrich the human experience for individuals and families within Bay View and the surrounding community through a seasonal program of religious, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities; to provide a Christian perspective in a changing world.

        The Bay View Association is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

        Click to read Our Vision.