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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 Feb

The MowMan Needs a Mower

February 2nd, 2021 by

Driving onto Camp Ondessonk property, one is struck by the nicely mowed lawns that make a welcoming first impression to those who have never been to Camp as well as…

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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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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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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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19 Jun

Camp Ondessonk’s Farm to Table Pick-up has Three Locations

June 19th, 2020 by

Camp Ondessonk’s Farm to Table Pick-up is coming to Fairview Heights, Waterloo and Red Bud! Support Services Director, Dru Kee, and Farm to Table Manager, Josie Hooten, are working together…

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1 Jun

AmazonSmile

June 1st, 2020 by

Did you know you can shop online and support Camp Ondessonk at the same time? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features…

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29 May

Family Camping for Camp O

May 29th, 2020 by

Family Camping for Camp O is an excellent opportunity for your family to visit Camp Ondessonk for two nights and enjoy the beauty of our 983 acres like never before….

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27 May

GivingTuesdayNow was a hit!

May 27th, 2020 by

We asked and you came together in a way that only the Camp Ondessonk Family can!  #GivingTuesdayNow resulted in gifts totaling $11,373 from 119 Friends. So, GivingTuesdayNow really was a…

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8 May

COVID-19 Updates

May 8th, 2020 by

Published on Friday, March 26, 2021 Our efforts to responsibly provide quality services in the midst of a pandemic have required us to create and follow virus transmission mitigation protocols…

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