The location along the Mississippi Rivers offers up a number of outdoor recreational activities including boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, running, biking, and quiet contemplation. There are also facilities for tennis, basketball, volleyball, and baseball/softball. Golf courses are nearby as well as other activities such as horseback riding and adventure experiences such as zip lining.
The community shares in the care, concern, and development of all children. While informal play and association is the norm at Chautauqua there is also more formal association each weekday morning. Organized activities occur for youth ages 4-18 from 10am to 12 noon daily.