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4 Oct

Camp Ondessonk Fall Newsletter 2021

October 4th, 2021 by

Camp Ondessonk Fall Newsletter 2021- Check out the latest news and upcoming events at Camp Ondessonk.  Family News, Fournie Lodge Updates, Ondessonk’s New Inner-Belt Trail, Stable News, and more!

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10 Sep

17th annual southern Illinois fat tire festival

September 10th, 2021 by

Fat Tire Fest 2021 Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival (FTF) happening again for the 17th year in a row, one of the best MTB events in the entire MidWest! This year’s event…

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23 Jul

Join the Campfire Circle and Keep the Fire Burning

July 23rd, 2021 by

After Camp Ondessonk was forced to close its gates for Summer 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no doubt we would financially take a hit. Although…

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7 Jul

Camp O Day was a Success!

July 7th, 2021 by

We celebrated the very first Camp O Day a few weeks ago on June 28th.  It was a day that commemorated the founding of Camp Ondessonk – the date that…

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19 Jun

Experience the Stables at Camp Ondessonk

June 19th, 2021 by

Campers experience a wide variety of “firsts” at Camp Ondessonk, but one of their most common “firsts” is riding a horse. The Camp Ondessonk Stables has worked to cultivate a…

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5 Jun

A Taste of Camp Ondessonk’s Mini Camp

June 5th, 2021 by

Mini Camp provides campers with the opportunity to test the Camp Ondessonk waters with modified programming and special activities for ages 8-10.

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3 May

Your creativity can benefit Camp Ondessonk!

May 3rd, 2021 by

How, you ask, can you make a significant impact on Camp Ondessonk through your creativity?  You can hold a third-party fundraiser that provides financial support for Camp’s mission.  Camp relies…

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Camp O Day!

May 3rd, 2021 by

​By Judy Blase Woodruff, Fund Development Consultant June 28th will be here in no time!  Why am I so excited about June 28th, you ask?  Sunday, June 28, 1959, was the very first opening…

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29 Apr

The Goats are Back!

April 29th, 2021 by

Camp Ondessonk’s love for goats began two summers ago when we leased goats from a summer staff member as a trial run to see how expanding our animal husbandry program…

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Spring Lodge Reunion Recap

April 29th, 2021 by

On the weekend of April 16 – 18, the annual Spring Lodge Reunion was held down at Camp Ondessonk. In 2021, Camp Ondessonk added a special twist by inviting families…

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The Small but Mighty Spring Round Up

April 29th, 2021 by

Saturday, April 17th, volunteers were onsite at Camp Ondessonk for Spring Round Up. We were incredibly excited because this was our first Round Up event in over a year! Due…

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28 Apr

Lodge Gala Awards

April 28th, 2021 by

During every Camp Ondessonk gala, the Loyal Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha recognizes individuals of the Camp community who have gone above and beyond through time, talent and treasure. Though…

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