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2 Feb

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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20 Jan

New in 2021 Season

January 20th, 2021 by

What’s new in 2021? A new year means a new chapter for individuals and organizations. Camp Ondessonk is excited as we turn the page in our book to start writing…

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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 Thank You!

January 11th, 2021 by

Campfire Circle Thank You! The year ended on a positive note for the Campfire Circle!  We not only reached 220 members in 2020, we surpassed our goal by nine members. …

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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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5 Nov

The New Charitable Deduction

November 5th, 2020 by

The CARES Act that Congress passed in response to the COVID-19 crisis is best known for its Payroll Protection Program SBA loans and other measures of cash relief.  Getting less attention…

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Challenge Gift

November 5th, 2020 by

Camp Ondessonk has the opportunity to receive an extra $3,500 gift, and you can help!  You might have read in the 2020 Fall E-Newsletter that we set a goal to…

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