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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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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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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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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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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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Campfire Circle Christmas Parties

January 11th, 2021 by

Christmas Parties- The memories and laughs were flowing when members of the Campfire Circle joined together on three separate ZOOM Christmas Parties. A highlight of each party was a special…

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7 Jan

AmazonSmile Benefits

January 7th, 2021 by

When visiting AmazonSmile.com or the AmazonSmile On mobile app and typing in “Camp Ondessonk” as the charitable organization to support, any purchase from your eligible Amazon items will be sent…

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23 Nov

220 in 2020

November 23rd, 2020 by

Thanks to a great response on GivingTuesday, we are zeroing in on 220 Campfire Circle monthly donors!   Remember the challenge – if we reach 220 Campfire Circle members by December…

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19 Nov

Diversity Continuing Education Program

November 19th, 2020 by

On November 9, 2020, Camp Ondessonk staff members participated in a Diversity Continuing Education Program provided by Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Jaidelynn Rogers, MA,  Counseling Psychology Graduate Student and Diversity…

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1 Sep

Ondessonk offers lodging on Airbnb & VRBO

September 1st, 2020 by

As another way to diversify Camp Ondessonk funding streams, St. Noel lodging can now be reserved through VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) and Airbnb. Four of Camp’s many talented construction and…

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Silver Recreation Adventurers

September 1st, 2020 by

Join a small group of older adults and Camp Ondessonk staff as we journey into the forest for a week of mini-adventures in the Shawnee National Forest. Through the Silver Recreation…

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10 Aug

We deliver food to your camping unit.

August 10th, 2020 by

No need to bring all that food and build a campfire to cook, we now deliver food to your camping unit. Make your next camping experience easier and purchase hot…

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