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3 May

Monthy Giving – It Makes a Difference!

May 3rd, 2021 by

Monthly Giving- It’s easy to make a difference in the lives of others by joining the Campfire Circle.  Because YOU are the key to Camp Ondessonk’s success! You are invited…

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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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2 Mar

Bike Surgeon 100K Gravel Circuit Challenge

March 2nd, 2021 by

When it comes to creating a new challenging mountain bike race, look no further than Jon Greenstreet and his team at the Bike Surgeon.  Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 10:00…

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2 Feb

You need a Retreat

February 2nd, 2021 by

Camp Ondessonk has created a series of Retreats to help individuals focus on their faith and themselves. William Wordsworth: The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting…

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1 Feb

Winter in the Shawnee

February 1st, 2021 by

Winter has come to the Shawnee. Last summer is a distant memory, and the next is just as far away. Skies are grey, bluebird days infrequent. Snow cover makes things…

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1 Sep

A Thank You to Camp’s Volunteer Farriers

September 1st, 2020 by

For the past few months, Camp Ondessonk has had the gracious support from three volunteer farriers: Tom Young, Danny Clancy, and Keith Brennan. Tom was a camper parent, is a…

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4 Aug

Into the Silence, A Summer Retreat Experience

August 4th, 2020 by

This summer, Camp Ondessonk expanded its offerings by adding a self-guided silent retreat. This retreat allowed participants to reflect and grow in their relationship with God in silence and nature…

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Meet Goldie, Camp’s Newest Horse

August 4th, 2020 by

Meet Goldie! Goldie is a Tennessee Walker, a popular breed in Southern Illinois, known for their size, height, sure-footedness, and smoothness. Their smoothness comes from their unique footfall pattern that…

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5 Jul

Self-Guided Silent Retreat

July 5th, 2020 by

  Join Camp Ondessonk on July 17th, 2020 for a weekend silent retreat in the woods. Participants will guide their own experience with the help of spiritual readings, question prompts,…

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30 Jun

Inclement Weather- Phone and Internet Notification

June 30th, 2020 by

Due to current inclement weather, Camp Ondessonk’s phone system and internet are down. To reach Camp’s emergency onsite contact, please call 618-759-1780 or email camp@ondessonk.com. Thank you.

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3 Feb

Camp Ondessonk Restoration and Improvement Projects

February 3rd, 2020 by

Camp Ondessonk staff and volunteers have been working hard on several restoration and improvement projects at Camp.  Camp Ranger, Mike Jennings, has been leading these efforts not only to improve…

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9 Jan

Catholic War Veterans Post 370 Donation to Camp Ondessonk

January 9th, 2020 by

On January 8, 2020, The Catholic War Veterans Post 370 donated $500 to Camp Ondessonk to help fund the new Memorial Trail Project at Camp Ondessonk slated to begin construction…

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