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3 May

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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27 Apr

Lodge Dues are Due!

April 27th, 2021 by

January signals the time each year to renew Lodge Dues.  But, if you have not already done so, it’s not too late to send in your dues’ payment for 2021. …

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The Mighty East St. Louis Council of 1971

April 27th, 2021 by

This blog post was written from the perspective of an early 1970s Lodge member and contains terminology, such as “Clans” and “Lodge Chief,” that were used at that time in…

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Ondessonk Telethon

April 27th, 2021 by

On April 17th, during Spring Family Lodge Reunion, Lodge Officials Isabelle Linn, Sarah Petrowich, John McKown, and Lathan Bower joined Sr. Director of Communications Tony Vrooman overseeing the Ondessonk Telethon….

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3 Mar

Yesteryear with Marcia Daab

March 3rd, 2021 by

Every fall for the past dozen or so years, Marcia “Crickett” Daab gathers for a weekend with a group of her camp friends from generations ago. They call themselves “senior…

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2 Mar

Lighting Camp Ondessonk with LEDs

March 2nd, 2021 by

For the last several months, Camp’s Maintenance Crew has been changing out T-8 and T-12 fluorescent tubes around Camp and replacing them with LED (Light Emitting Diode) tubes.  More than…

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1 Mar

Thank You Lifetime Lodge Members

March 1st, 2021 by

Whether you were inducted into the Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha as a camper, CIT, counselor, or volunteer, you are a Lodge Member for life.  But, now, you have taken…

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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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