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.

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Education


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

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Faith


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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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

Purdue Cancels Extracurricular Events – Purdue Varsity Glee Club

Chautauqua-Wawasee has received notice that Purdue University has announced the cancellation of all extracurricular events which includes Purdue Varsity Glee Club performances.  We are very disappointed because their performance scheduled for April 24 here in Syracuse was approaching a sell-out.  We are in the process of refunding all ticket sales; that process will complete by […]

Oakwood Fine Arts Fair – Vendor Inquiries

A few tent spaces are still available for the Oakwood Fine Arts Fair to be held August 15, 10:00 – 5:00 at Oakwood Resort.  If interested, contact Candice Brown at 574-377-7543 or email at cbrown@CHQW.org

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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Purdue Varsity Glee Club Performance Rescheduled – October 23, 2020

The Purdue Varsity Glee Club performance that was set for April 24 has been rescheduled for October 23, 7:30 – 9:00.  Tickets are on sale now, so click here to buy.

Oakwood Fine Arts Fair – Vendor Inquiries

A few tent spaces are still available for the Oakwood Fine Arts Fair to be held August 15, 10:00 – 5:00 at Oakwood Resort.  If interested, contact Candice Brown at 574-377-7543 or email at cbrown@CHQW.org

Book Discussion: Lost City & New Pandemic? | March 20, 2020

True Story About A Lost Civilization’s Discovery and a Parasite That is Now Spreading in Worldwide Chautauqua-Wawasee and the Syracuse Public Library are planning a discussion on “The LOST CITY of the Monkey GOD:  A True Story”. The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, named one of the best books of the year by The Boston […]

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