Category: Camp Ondessonk

Gail Johnson’s Happy Place – Volunteer Spotlight

By Elizabeth Dirnbeck Gail Johnson has a love for Camp Ondessonk that is known by many. She was first introduced to Camp when her grade school teacher, Mr. Barker (now…
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Moving Right Along!

By Judy Blase Woodruff With summer camp winding down, work on the Pete Korte Lodge staff duplex will undoubtedly pick up. But summer proved to be beneficial, with work moving…
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Horse Specialty Camp – 1992! The Pioneers of All Horse Adventure Programs!

Two campers’ perspectives on being on the first Horse Specialty Camp: I asked Colleen Shaughnessy how horses were assigned, “I wasn’t staff but was a camper for the first Horse…
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Camp Ondessonk: A Camping Paradise

Camp Ondessonk is a rustic, outdoor, Catholic youth camp located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. This camping paradise is home to 983 acres of…
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One Day Celebrating 64 Summers

On Wednesday, June 28th, the Camp Community came together to commemorate the 64th summer at Camp Ondessonk.  For campers, Camp O Day kicked off during breakfast with decorations and party…
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Archives Room Update

By Judy Blase Woodruff Many friends have asked when the Archives Room in the basement of St. Noel will be open again. It has been a long, tedious task to…
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