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.

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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Religion


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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CBD: Pros & Cons | May 12, 2020

Chautauqua-Wawasee and Parkview Health are jointly sponsoring a presentation and discussion on CBD.  The program will be held at the Oakwood Resort Inn, Syracuse Indiana, May 12, from 6:30-7:30.  The event is open to the public and free to attend. What is CBD?  Cannabidiol is all the rage, being used to treat a wide array […]

Harkless Foundation Awards Chautauqua-Wawasee 2019 $7,000 Grant | December 2019

James E. Caskey, president of the Kenneth and Lela Harkless Foundation, announced $85,500 in grants have been awarded to various organizations within the Syracuse community. The grants were awarded to the following: Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, $16,000; Teen Parents Succeeding, $12,000; Syracuse Parks Department, $10,000; Syracuse Cemetery Association, $10,000; Oakwood Foundation Chautauqua-Wawasee, $7,000; Lilly Center for […]

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CBD: Pros & Cons | May 12, 2020

Chautauqua-Wawasee and Parkview Health are jointly sponsoring a presentation and discussion on CBD.  The program will be held at the Oakwood Resort Inn, Syracuse Indiana, May 12, from 6:30-7:30.  The event is open to the public and free to attend. What is CBD?  Cannabidiol is all the rage, being used to treat a wide array […]

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