This is Chautauqua. Community events for the whole family hosted in Syracuse Indiana and 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 focused on Art, Education, Faith, and Recreation. Our goal to to provide unique programs that enrich the individual, families and community.

Art


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

Education


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

Faith


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

Recreation


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

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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2021 Old Fashioned Christmas

Our 2021 Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration was a HUGE success! Thank you to all who volunteered, donated, and attended!  Because of YOU, this evening was magical! Please enjoy this slideshow and we hope to see each and every one of you next year.   Make sure to visit us on Facebook to stay up to […]

Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration Looking for a unique fun-filled Christmas family activity?  Chautauqua’s Old Fashioned Christmas is the answer.  After Thanksgiving’s turkey stupor, on Saturday, November 27, come to Oakwood Resort in Syracuse.  Yes, Santa will be there with his reindeer, and yes, you can pet them!  Enjoy the Live Nativity and Sleigh Rides …and, […]

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Purdue Varsity Glee Club

Chautauqua-Wawasee is bringing the Purdue Varsity Glee Club to Syracuse on April 22, 2022 for their only performance in northeastern Indiana during the first half of 2022. Don’t miss this rare performance in Syracuse. The event will sell-out, so reserve your tickets soon! This dynamic musical troupe employs a versatile repertoire including gospel, vocal jazz, […]

Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration Looking for a unique fun-filled Christmas family activity?  Chautauqua’s Old Fashioned Christmas is the answer.  After Thanksgiving’s turkey stupor, on Saturday, November 27, come to Oakwood Resort in Syracuse.  Yes, Santa will be there with his reindeer, and yes, you can pet them!  Enjoy the Live Nativity and Sleigh Rides …and, […]

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