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

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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.


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

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

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

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upcoming events

Oakwood’s Old Fashioned Christmas at The Oakwood Resort -November 30th 6pm-8pm

Chautauqua Wawasee, please announce a new tradition, Oakwood’s Old Fashioned Christmas.  This is the time that Oakwood come alive for the Christmas Holidays.   Come and Join us!! The beautiful Christmas Tree, in the front of the Oakwood Inn, will light up in all of it’s splendor at 6:30pm.  Be sure to get your elf […]

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande MD. “good life-all the way to the very end”

The Chautauqua-Wawasee organization located at Oakwood Resort has planned a discussion of the book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Commenting on this book, Time Magazine said “This should be mandatory reading for every American”. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life-all the […]

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