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7 Jul

Built By Volunteers

July 7th, 2015 by

Ondessonk volunteers have been serving Camp for 56 years. With at least 150 volunteers participating per summer, Camp greatly benefits from the hours of work they put in. Lucia Hodges, Ondessonk’s Volunteer…

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11 Apr

Black Robe- Father Steven Beatty

April 11th, 2014 by

I saw it at a book sale. It was an old cloth-bound hardback, frayed around the edges but certainly good for dozens more readings, and the title practically jumped off…

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23 Apr

Camp Ondessonk Blessed with $3,750 Grant from CSMA

April 23rd, 2013 by

American Martyrs will be refurbished, thanks to the generosity of Catholics who supported the 2012 Catholic Services and Ministry Appeal for the Belleville Diocese. Camp is especially grateful to diocesan deaneries who supported this project:…

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5 Apr

Camp Ondessonk- Lodge Update

April 5th, 2013 by

Lodge Updates- by Mitch Cunningham Coming out of a fantastic summer, The Lodges of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha observed one of the largest Fall Lodge Reunions in recent years. Many campers,…

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3 Apr

“The Motivation of Ondessonk”- An Interview with John Foppe

April 3rd, 2013 by

“The Motivation of Ondessonk”- An Interview with John Foppe  by Tony Vrooman John Foppe wears a lot of hats these days:  Motivational Speaker, Author, Executive Coach, Strategic Planning Facilitation Expert,…

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30 Jan

Summer Youth Camp Serves Children From All Around The World

January 30th, 2013 by

Camp Ondessonk a residential youth summer camp located in Ozark Illinois serves children and teenagers from all around the world.  With traditional programming including hiking, archery, back-packing, swimming, rock-climbing, mountain biking,…

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6 Jan

Summer Camp For Kids

January 6th, 2013 by

Camp Ondessonk located in Southern Illinois is one of  the leading summer camps for kids in the Midwest.  Every year we serve over 2600 children from all over the globe…

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19 Nov

Camp Ondessonk- The Loyal Lodges Prepare for Winter During Fall Reunion

November 19th, 2012 by

The Loyal Lodges of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha had busy weekend getting ready to kick off one of the most important seasons of the year. Sure, summer is where the action…

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12 Nov

Camp Ondessonk Scholarships

November 12th, 2012 by

To apply for Camp Ondessonk Scholarship funds for Summer 2013 contact our Camp Registrar at 877-659-2267 ext. 109. Camp Ondessonk has established three Scholarship Funds that make it possible for families with financial hardship…

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10 Oct

Camp Ondessonk- Lodge Updates

October 10th, 2012 by

Lodge Updates  This year, The Lodges of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha observed yet another very successful summer. With additions to the induction process, a spectacular Lodge Camp, the induction of many new outstanding…

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26 Sep

Camp Ondessonk will be featured on the new hit show “Small Town Big Deal” Thursday October 11th on RFD-TV 8:30pm CST

September 26th, 2012 by

That’s right we are now officially TV stars.  Camp Ondessonk will be featured on the new hit show “Small Town Big Deal”  Thursday October 11th on RFD-TV 8:30pm CST.  The…

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21 Sep

Call Me Maybe- Camp Ondessonk

September 21st, 2012 by

We couldn’t resist jumping on the Carley Rae Jepsen bandwagon!  Check out our latest Youtube video:  Call Me Maybe

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