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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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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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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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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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13 Jun

Spring Lodge Reunion 2019

June 13th, 2019 by

On the weekend of April 12 – 14, the annual Spring Lodge Reunion was held down at Camp Ondessonk. This year we had 51 Lodge Member join us for the…

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12 Jun

Ondessonk Snapshots

June 12th, 2019 by

Our Swimming Area Gazebo project is underway.  Initial concrete work is complete and plans also include additional concrete work, a food preparation terrace, and sidewalks.  Click here to watch the…

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1 Nov

Application open for 2018 Summer Camp Counselor positions!

November 1st, 2017 by

Our 2018 application is open for all summer camp positions.  From cooks to marketing, wranglers to lifeguards, we have over 100 positions available for anyone 17 and over and who…

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31 Oct

Ondessonk Builders and Founders

October 31st, 2017 by

Ondessonk Builders and Founders are friends whose significant investment of time, talent, and treasure ensures that many more generations of campers enjoy God’s creation. Ondessonk Builders are volunteers who generously contribute 100…

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24 Jun

Let’s Go On A Camp Ondessonk Adventure!

June 24th, 2016 by

  Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure! Adventure Camps at Camp Ondessonk are geared towards campers who are looking for an exciting new alternative to traditional camp….

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10 Jun

Welcome to the Monsignor Fournie Mini Camp Village!

June 10th, 2016 by

  Full of surprises, growth, and new friends, Mini Camp proves itself to be an ultimate camp experience. The Monsignor Fournie Mini Camp Village caters to a younger age group…

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1 Dec

Today is #GivingTuesday – Anna’s Story

December 1st, 2015 by

“You inspire me to be the best counselor I can be.” I am Anna, and I’m writing on behalf of Camp Ondessonk to ask for your support today for #GivingTuesday!…

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