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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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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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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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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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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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20 Jan

The Puzzle of Programming in 2020

January 20th, 2021 by

Programming during the summer and fall of 2020 added a new piece to the planning puzzle. The added piece was one that had not been experienced before, but the Ondessonk…

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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 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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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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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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