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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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3 Jul

Girls Week Establishes an Environment for Growth

July 3rd, 2021 by

Once each summer at Camp Ondessonk, female campers fill the units to take part in Girls Week. During Girls Week, campers experience the same activities as Coed sessions, but are…

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26 Jun

Volunteers Keep Camp Open for Generations

June 26th, 2021 by

At the very core of Camp Ondessonk‘s functionality is the passion and commitment exerted by volunteers who are dedicated to its preservation. Every summer and beyond, hundreds of volunteers donate…

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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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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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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

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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3 Feb

Silver Recreation Adventurers

February 3rd, 2021 by

Silver Recreation Adventurers – Join a small group of active senior citizens as Camp Ondessonk staff guide you into the forest for a 2 or 4-night mini-adventure in the Shawnee…

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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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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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25 Jan

Spreading the Good Word About Camp O

January 25th, 2021 by

Spreading the good word about Camp Ondessonk’s summer camp program has always been a rewarding and challenging task.  For years Ondessonk Staff would visit over 200 schools and PSR groups…

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