2023 Engagement Opportunities
Camp is at work planning an exciting year of events for Lodge members and the greater Camp family. Be sure to visit our Events page throughout the year for a full schedule of 2023 events.
Camp Ondessonk Gala – The Roaring 20’s
Camp Ondessonk’s Gala – The Roaring 20s will be held Saturday, March 4th, 2023, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights, Ill. This biennial event is Camp’s largest fundraiser, and proceeds will benefit our campers by allowing Camp to purchase program equipment and for other operational expenses that keep our programs competitive and maintain high-quality standards.
You can support this event by attending in person or online or by volunteering before or at the event. Contact Whitney Strang at Whitney.Strang@ondessonk.com to learn more about this exciting event.
Twice a year, active Lodge Members reunite with friends as they help Camp Ondessonk prepare for the next seasons. Lodge Members stay in units for the weekend with adult supervision. They participate in service projects and attend formal meetings addressing Lodge business while enjoying fellowship in the evenings. Please bring appropriate work clothes along with work gloves and closed-toed shoes for the work projects.
2023 Spring Lodge Reunion – April 21-23, 2023
Register for the event online or email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 12 to be included.
2023 Fall Lodge Reunion – October 13-15, 2023
Register for the event online or email email@example.com by October 4.
Camp Ondessonk Golf Benefit
The Camp Ondessonk Golf Benefit was created by a former board member, Pete Korte, to assist Camp financially. Each fall, the four-person scramble is hosted by his company, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc., in Highland, Ill. This year’s event will be held Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville, Illinois.
Annual Trail Race & Fall Festival
The Camp Ondessonk Trail Races and Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 28, 2023. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful fall colors at Camp. Each participant receives a Trail Race t-shirt, and the top overall male and female finisher in each race receives a medal and special recognition.