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2 Sep

Giving Back

September 2nd, 2020 by

The 1970s – such an iconic decade!  It was especially true for Ursula Piotrowski Sedlak, because when she was in the third grade, her world changed as she was introduced…

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1 Sep

Ondessonk offers lodging on Airbnb & VRBO

September 1st, 2020 by

As another way to diversify Camp Ondessonk funding streams, St. Noel lodging can now be reserved through VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) and Airbnb.  Four of camp’s many talented construction…

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Silver Recreation Adventurers

September 1st, 2020 by

Join a small group of older adults and Camp Ondessonk staff as we journey into the forest for a week of mini-adventures in the Shawnee National Forest. Through the Silver Recreation…

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10 Aug

We deliver food to your camping unit.

August 10th, 2020 by

No need to bring all that food and build a campfire to cook, we now deliver food to your camping unit. Make your next camping experience easier and purchase hot…

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4 Aug

CIT Counselor in Training

August 4th, 2020 by

When the Ondessonk leadership team decided not to have summer camp this year, we started thinking about how we could offer our CIT Counselor in Training program virtually. Michael Steele…

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3 Aug

Third-Party Fundraiser Ideas

August 3rd, 2020 by

Are you creative? Do you have a hobby or a special talent?  That’s all you need to hold a third-party fundraiser for Camp O.  Recently, several Camp friends worked to…

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Cookies for Camp

August 3rd, 2020 by

Hello, My name is Olivia Spraul. For the past nine years, as a camper, CIT, and staff member, Camp Ondessonk has been a large, important part of my life. There…

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15 Jul

Mountain Biking at Camp Ondessonk

July 15th, 2020 by

Mountain Biking at Camp Ondessonk-  Camp Ondessonk opens its gates for registered Mountain Biking. Members and guests of the greater Ondessonk community can explore multiple trails designed for both beginners…

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7 Jul

Lodge Members Create Letter-Writing Campaign

July 7th, 2020 by

As we continue through an unprecedented summer at Camp Ondessonk, a summer without the 3,500 children we planned to serve, the generosity of our friends is more important than ever….

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Lodge Members Help Those Impacted by COVID-19

July 7th, 2020 by

Many are unsure where to start with volunteer projects and knowing where to start during a pandemic can be even more difficult. With social distancing in place, how are we…

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Expanding Fall Lodge Reunion Programs

July 7th, 2020 by

Every fall, members of the Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha gather at Camp Ondessonk for a weekend of service, fellowship, and meetings. Those who have attended recent Reunions enjoy the…

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29 Jun

Day Hiking at Camp Ondessonk

June 29th, 2020 by

As Illinois moves into Phase-4 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan, Camp Ondessonk opens its gates for registered day hiking.  Members and guests of the greater Ondessonk community can explore…

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