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11 Feb

Everything You Need to Know About the Virtual Gala

February 11th, 2021 by

The Gala Committee has been working around the clock to bring as much Ondessonk spirit as possible to you during the Virtual Homecoming Gala, March 6th, beginning at 6PM CST….

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3 Feb

Silver Recreation Adventurers

February 3rd, 2021 by

Silver Recreation Adventurers – Join a small group of active senior citizens as Camp Ondessonk staff guide you into the forest for a 2 or 4-night mini-adventure in the Shawnee…

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2 Feb

Giving the Gift of Camp

February 2nd, 2021 by

Over the holidays, Jason Burklow from O’fallon, Illinois, spotted a white Jeep with purple Heepwah letters!  Being a Jeep owner and Camp Ondessonk enthusiast, he had to speak to the…

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The MowMan Needs a Mower

February 2nd, 2021 by

Driving onto Camp Ondessonk property, one is struck by the nicely mowed lawns that make a welcoming first impression to those who have never been to Camp as well as…

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28 Jan

Brebeuf’s Fearless Leader – LeRoy Isselhardt

January 28th, 2021 by

By Jim Shively The Council Ring seemed really crowded that year; the older Lodge members were packing us in like sardines. Our unit was the last to arrive; we were…

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25 Jan

Spreading the Good Word About Camp O

January 25th, 2021 by

Spreading the good word about Camp Ondessonk’s summer camp program has always been a rewarding and challenging task.  For years Ondessonk Staff would visit over 200 schools and PSR groups…

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20 Jan

New in 2021 Season

January 20th, 2021 by

What’s new in 2021? A new year means a new chapter for individuals and organizations. Camp Ondessonk is excited as we turn the page in our book to start writing…

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The Puzzle of Programming in 2020

January 20th, 2021 by

Programming during the summer and fall of 2020 added a new piece to the planning puzzle. The added piece was one that had not been experienced before, but the Ondessonk…

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19 Jan

Winter Lodge Council Updates

January 19th, 2021 by

In an unprecedented year, many of our Lodge Councils continued to find ways to serve both Camp Ondessonk and their local communities. Check-out what the Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha…

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Heepwah and Thank You!

January 19th, 2021 by

Last fall, Senior Lodge Official Isabelle Linn and her family reached out to Teen and Young Adult Lodge Members asking that they help Camp with an important act of service…

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Becoming a Lifetime Lodge Member

January 19th, 2021 by

By: Chris Cahnovsky I was elected to the Lodge of Ondessonk as a camper in the 1970s.  I could not wait for the next summer to wear my sash at…

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11 Jan

Lake Echon needed a bridge

January 11th, 2021 by

By Anna Spoerre Camp was growing, and Lake Echon needed a bridge.  It was the mid-1960s, and Jim Kathmann Jr., an iron worker out of East St. Louis and member…

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