The popular Summer Programs series in the Chautauqua supports the mission of the Chautauqua and is organized under the four pillars of the Chautauqua movement: Arts/Culture, Recreation, Religion and Education. Many of the programs are held in the Hall of Philosophy. The Summer Programs Committee, which plans the series, is part of the PA Chautauqua Board of Managers.
A Stewart Society membership of $40 allows members to attend all summer programs. Non-members are asked to donate each time they attend a program to help with the costs associated with speaker fees.