Empower Your Child's Summer with Chautauqua Tapestry's

Summer Mental Health Toolkit

Discover a vibrant toolkit designed to support your child’s mental well-being throughout the summer. Packed with fun activities and resources, it’s the perfect companion for a healthy, happy summer.

Why Mental Health Matters This Summer

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it’s also crucial to focus on your child’s mental health. Our toolkit offers engaging activities that promote emotional well-being, resilience, and joy. From creative arts to mindfulness exercises, each activity is designed to be both enjoyable and beneficial for kids, teens and the whole family.

Summer Activities for kids!

Make the most of the summer season with this compilation of kid-friendly & family-focused activities!

Click each activity below to be redirected to more details.


Use your observation skills and join the annual Challenge by identifying any ten bird species of your choosing in New York State. Participants who successfully complete this fun challenge will be awarded a commemorative patch, can download a completion certificate, and be entered into a drawing for great birding prizes!

Chautauqua Youth Programs & Summer Camps!

Enroll your child in a summer program designed to get them outside, moving, and socializing with other similarly-aged children.  

Outdoor Bingo!


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Feel Your Best Self Family Toolkit!

The FYBS video series follows three puppet kids – Nico, CJ, & Mena – as they navigate everyday issues. By sharing the strategies they use to feel their best, the friends help each other work through big feelings and navigate problems.

Summer Activities 4 Teens

Watch these YouTube videos for fun and funky activities for summer to do with friends or solo!

additional resources for parents

School Mental Health Resource's for Parents!

The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) is committed to supporting the mental health and wellness of youth and families with resources and information, including those available through the School Mental Health Resource & Training Center (Resource Center). The Resource Center was established to help schools implement a NYS law requiring mental health instruction as part of the K-12 curriculum.

Summer BOREDom Busters Free Printable's!

Click and print these BOREDom Busters by Big Life Journal!

Summer Meals for kids finder

USDA works closely with states to ensure that children who receive free or reduced-price school meals can get the nutrition they need when schools are closed for summer break. Through USDA’s summer meal programs, approved sites in communities across the country serve meals and snacks to kids 18 and younger at no cost. Families can use the Summer Meals for Kids Site Finder to find directions to nearby meal sites, as well as their hours of operation and contact information.

National Summer Learning Association Parent Toolkit

As the waning days of summer give way to a school season like no other, NSLA joins partners across the country in putting families first during this time. Our children need us more than ever and together we will find the silver lining in helping our children learn, grow, and thrive. Get resources and materials for summer learning in this parent toolkit!

Youth Summer Activities Chautauqua

Enroll your child in a summer program designed to get them outside, moving, and socializing with other similarly-aged children. 

Chautauqua Institution Day Camps

Choose from a variety of options for your child!

Chautauqua Hills Camp

We’re welcoming campers for the summer of 2024!

YMCA Camp Onyahsa

The camp has about 200 wooded acres of natural woodlands that provide adventure and scenic beauty for every camper to explore in our summer overnight and day camps, and our off-season monthly weekend camps.

Our year-round facilities include heated lodges, a winterized dining hall, a recreation center, a fitness room, sports fields, nature areas, cabins, tents, arts & crafts Stuga, a “Forever Young Playground,” and a beautiful waterfront.

Since 1898 YMCA Camp Onyahsa has had a strong history of serving families by providing children and youth the opportunity to experience camp life, develop essential life skills, and make lifelong friendships.

Local School Districts' summer MEntal Health Resources

Click each link to be redirected to district pages


Bemus Point CSD


Cassadaga Valley CSD


Chautauqua Lake CSD


Falconer CSD


Forestville CSD


Jamestown CSD


Pine Valley CSD


Silver Creek CSD


Southwestern CSD at Jamestown


Westfield CSD

Empower Your Child This Summer

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make this summer the best one yet for your child. Download the Summer Mental Health Toolkit from Tapestry and give your child the tools they need to thrive. Packed with engaging activities and resources, our toolkit is designed to support your child’s mental well-being and ensure a summer full of joy and growth.

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