Chautauqua is RARE programs – Recreation . Arts . Religion . Entertainment. We are excited and honored to be a member of the Chautauqua Network. Based in Oakwood Park on the shores of Lake Wawasee, we are committed to the communication and implementation of the Chautauqua concept by supporting all people in the development of their full intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical selves. Through our eclectic and engaging programs, our mission is to facilitate interaction and communication among our members and the public at large to further its preservation, growth and development.