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11 Dec

Camp Ondessonk Welcomes Sr. Thea Bowman School

December 11th, 2019 by

In the past couple years, Ondessonk has been welcoming many new schools to Camp for Outdoor Education and religious retreats.  First-time schools from the Evansville, Indiana and Belleville, Illinois Diocese,…

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3 Dec

Fall Outdoor Education 2019 Recap

December 3rd, 2019 by

Fall Outdoor Education 2019 – Another fall filled with 18 school groups, 7 Road Scholar programs, multiple specialty weekends, and more, has come to an end at Camp Ondessonk. The…

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Camp Ondessonk’s First Belleville Diocesan Youth Camp 2019

December 3rd, 2019 by

From March 16th – 17th, Camp Ondessonk was excited to co-host the first Belleville Diocesan Youth Camp 2019 with the Department of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry. Serving 85 participants…

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Walking with God Retreat 2019

December 3rd, 2019 by

On the weekend of October 4th – 6th, 2019, Camp Ondessonk hosted the Walking with God Retreat, which focuses on connecting adult participants to God through nature and scripture. This…

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12 Nov

Fall 2019 Lodge e-Newsletter

November 12th, 2019 by

Greetings and welcome to the Fall 2019 Lodge e-Newsletter!  2019 has been another great year for the Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha! As we move into 2020, we are excited…

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31 Oct

Meet Our 2020 Lodge Officials

October 31st, 2019 by

2019 has been another great year for the Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha! As we move into the new year, we are excited to welcome three new 2020 Lodge Officials…

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Fall Lodge Reunion 2019 Recap

October 31st, 2019 by

On the weekend of September 27th, 2019, over 80 members of the Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha gathered at Camp Ondessonk for the annual Fall Lodge Reunion 2019 and Annual…

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30 Oct

Fall Lodge Council Updates 2019

October 30th, 2019 by

Check-out what the Lodge Councils of The Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha have been up to this Fall! Read below for our Fall Lodge Council updates. Peoria Lodge Council Update…

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8 Oct

Reflections of Summer

October 8th, 2019 by

By Alissa Hollmann, Camping Services Director As summer 2019 came to a close in early August, we picked up the lost socks and towels, inventoried equipment said goodbye to our…

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19 Aug

The Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha

August 19th, 2019 by

By Joshua Mussell The Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha is a service society made up of extraordinary campers, staff, and volunteers that have proven their love and dedication for Camp….

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26 Jul

Ondessonk Adventure is Out There!

July 26th, 2019 by

Each session, several teen camps fall under the umbrella of an Ondessonk adventure. These adventure programs are divided into three different categories, on-camp adventures, on and off-camp adventure, and trip…

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Girls Week

July 26th, 2019 by

By: Jordyn Priebe Girls Week is a very special week here at Camp Ondessonk because all of the units are filled entirely with girls. While learning is what matters most,…

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