What is Chautauqua?

Chautauqua was a cultural, religious, and political education movement that began in the early 1870’s. Today the Chautauqua movement is experiencing a renaissance as people are discovering that lifelong learning and authentic cultural experiences are the keys to living a happy, fulfilling life.

Continuing Bay View’s Legacy

Since 1875, the members and friends of Bay View have given a part of themselves to sustain the Bay View legacy as a Chautauqua. Bay View’s excellence in programming provides opportunities for visitors and residents of northern Michigan to truly enjoy four remarkable elements of the world we live in: the performing arts, the great outdoors, stimulating lectures for the mind, and spirituality for the soul.

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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.