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29 Apr

Spring Lodge Reunion Recap

April 29th, 2021 by

On the weekend of April 16 – 18, the annual Spring Lodge Reunion was held down at Camp Ondessonk. In 2021, Camp Ondessonk added a special twist by inviting families…

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28 Apr

Lodge Gala Awards

April 28th, 2021 by

During every Camp Ondessonk gala, the Loyal Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha recognizes individuals of the Camp community who have gone above and beyond through time, talent and treasure. Though…

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27 Apr

The Mighty East St. Louis Council of 1971

April 27th, 2021 by

This blog post was written from the perspective of an early 1970s Lodge member and contains terminology, such as “Clans” and “Lodge Chief,” that were used at that time in…

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Ondessonk Telethon

April 27th, 2021 by

On April 17th, during Spring Family Lodge Reunion, Lodge Officials Isabelle Linn, Sarah Petrowich, John McKown, and Lathan Bower joined Sr. Director of Communications Tony Vrooman overseeing the Ondessonk Telethon….

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1 Mar

Thank You Lifetime Lodge Members

March 1st, 2021 by

Whether you were inducted into the Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha as a camper, CIT, counselor, or volunteer, you are a Lodge Member for life.  But, now, you have taken…

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28 Jan

Brebeuf’s Fearless Leader – LeRoy Isselhardt

January 28th, 2021 by

By Jim Shively The Council Ring seemed really crowded that year; the older Lodge members were packing us in like sardines. Our unit was the last to arrive; we were…

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19 Jan

Winter Lodge Council Updates

January 19th, 2021 by

In an unprecedented year, many of our Lodge Councils continued to find ways to serve both Camp Ondessonk and their local communities. Check-out what the Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha…

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Heepwah and Thank You!

January 19th, 2021 by

Last fall, Senior Lodge Official Isabelle Linn and her family reached out to Teen and Young Adult Lodge Members asking that they help Camp with an important act of service…

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Becoming a Lifetime Lodge Member

January 19th, 2021 by

By: Chris Cahnovsky I was elected to the Lodge of Ondessonk as a camper in the 1970s.  I could not wait for the next summer to wear my sash at…

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29 Oct

A Look into Lodge’s Past

October 29th, 2020 by

Starting this article has brought back some wonderful memories from the past.  It seems time at Camp always makes great memories. I have been associated with Camp since the 1957-1958…

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Virtual Fall Lodge Reunion Recap

October 29th, 2020 by

The air around Camp Ondessonk was filled with a special hum on September 25 as the Lodge Officials and Lodge Reunion Staff rushed around in final setup for the 2020 Virtual Fall…

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Lodge Letter Writing Campaign

October 29th, 2020 by

Paper and Pen please! Camp Ondessonk holds a very special place in all of our hearts, and as Lodge members, we are committed to giving back to Camp through various…

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