This is Chautauqua. Community events for the whole family hosted at Oakwood Resort on Lake Wawasee

connect. renew. discover. learn.

The ChautauquaWawasee is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program of events that explore the important religious, social and political issues of our times; it stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues. Chautauqua promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance, and teaching of the arts.

Art


We celebrate, encourage and study the arts and believe they are integral to all of learning.

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Education


A cornerstone principal of Chautauqua is the belief in consistence self-improvement through lifelong learning.

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Faith


At Chautauqua, religious faith is perceived, interpreted and experienced as central to the understanding and expression of our social and cultural values.

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Recreation


We believe the recreation experience and a healthy lifestyle are essential to the Chautauqua experience and fuller life overall.

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Our goal is to “raise the bar” continually by improving the quality of programs, authors, and presenters.  Your support enables us to grow and carry out our mission of providing valuable programs related to education, arts, faith and recreation.  Our vision is for Chautauqua-Wawasee to be cited as one reason a business and/or people choose to move and live in Syracuse, Kosciusko County, and Indiana.  We promise to use all gifts wisely and responsibly toward this vision.

We are a non-profit corporation 501-c3.  Consult with your tax advisor.  Donations may be tax deductible.

Mail Donations to:

Oakwood Foundation Inc. 

Chautauqua-Wawasee
702 E. Lake View Rd
Syracuse, IN 46567

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Secret Santa Drawing

Chautauqua-Wawasee thought it might be fun to have a Secret Santa Drawing! We can’t give you too many details, or we’d spoil the surprise, but we hope you’ll visit our Facebook Page for details. Our “Secret Santa” was VERY generous this year!

Fall Cruise is now Sold Out

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Secret Santa Drawing

Chautauqua-Wawasee thought it might be fun to have a Secret Santa Drawing! We can’t give you too many details, or we’d spoil the surprise, but we hope you’ll visit our Facebook Page for details. Our “Secret Santa” was VERY generous this year!

Old Fashioned Christmas

The “Old Fashioned Christmas” event has been cancelled

We are very disappointed to announce that after consultation with our partners, Syracuse Chamber and Syracuse Parks Department, we have decided to cancel this year’s Old Fashioned Christmas. We wish to thank the many people who have put an incredible amount of time, energy, and money into planning this event; I know we’re all disappointed.  […]

Old fashioned christmas

Second Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration

Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration For those looking for a unique fun-filled Christmas family activity, Chautauqua-Wawasee, along with the Syracuse Parks Department and Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce, plan the 2nd annual Old Fashioned Christmas at Oakwood Resort for November 28, from 6:00 to 8:00. The celebration is open to the public, free of charge, no registration […]

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  • 702 E. Lake View Rd, Syracuse, IN 46567