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-(c)(3).  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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Purdue Glee Club 2022

For the first time in nearly two years, the Purdue Varsity Glee Club is back on the road in 2022. Chautauqua-Wawasee is bringing them to Syracuse for an April 22 performance. This dynamic musical troupe offers a versatile repertoire including gospel, vocal jazz, swing, contemporary hits, romantic ballads, classical choral selections, barbershop, folk melodies, patriotic […]

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Taps Across the Water at Dusk

Taps Across the Water at Dusk Chautauqua-Wawasee and Syracuse American Legion Post #223 are collaborating for a Memorial Day tribute to honor veterans and those who have died in the performance of their duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We request one full minute of silence by all in attendance at 9:08 pm. At […]

Love nature? Love butterflies?

Love Nature?  Love butterflies?  This is the topic to be explored at one session of the upcoming Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s Earth Day Festival on April 30. WACF is organizing more than twenty educational, fun, hands-on programs, and activities to be held outdoors at WACF Education Center south of Syracuse. Plan to stop by the […]

Accepting Submissions

This event is in August and you will see upcoming posts with more information, but we want to give you PLENTY of time to capture those fun moments for the upcoming film festival! It’s time to get creative! Please submit videos HERE. Please note… We prefer “landscape” format if at all possible. Thanks!

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