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. 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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recent news & articles

Chautauqua-Wawasee has a number of events planned to commemorate August 26, 1920 when Indiana women won the right to vote. Date             Time                 Program                         Location August 26   6:30-7:30        Melissa […]

Chautauqua’s event for July 30 with the Parkview YMCA has been canceled due to Covid-19 concerns.  Parkview is offering this class on a regular schedule, as a virtual event, so visit their website for details.

It is with great sadness that we announce that the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Patriotic Pops concert, has been cancelled for 2020, due to the pandemic. We look forward to this amazing event in the future.

event calendar

Gardening in the face of a changing climate

John Edgerton of Shelbyville, Michigan returns to Syracuse for a second workshop to explore wholistic, resilient, sustainable techniques for gardening and small farming. He will share his experience and practical knowledge on the importance of healthy soil, healthy plants, and helpful insect habitats. Other topics will include variety selection and ways to account for climate-related […]

2021 Patriot's Day Celebration

Chautauqua-Wawasee is proud to present the 2021 Patriot’s Day Celebration. Lincoln re-enactor, Danny Russel, brings Lincoln’s wonderful humor, honesty, love of learning, mastery of language and empathy for his fellow man to life in a one-hour presentation on the lawn at Oakwood Resort. Chautauqua-Wawasee invites you to start the Patriot’s Day celebration with Lincoln’s tour-de-force […]

Oakwood Fine Arts Festival

Calling all artists! Sign-up for the 2021 Oakwood Fine Arts Festival is OPEN! Chautauqua-Wawasee is holding the 7th annual Oakwood Fine Arts Festival on June 12 in the Oakwood Resort park in Syracuse, Indiana.  This Festival brings together 30 local and regional artists from around the northern Indiana area. When:  June 12, 9:00 am – […]

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