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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

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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11 Jan

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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4 Jun

At Home Summer Activity Resource Book

June 4th, 2020 by

It’s safe to say this summer isn’t turning out the way anyone planned. Do you need some fun activities to get your children out of the house? Let Camp Ondessonk…

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17 Jun

Sit Down with Veteran Ondessonk Staff Memeber, Greg Santen

June 17th, 2019 by

By Joshua Mussell Each year, we get a new generation of Camp Ondessonk staff. It is up to the veterans to help the new staff get immersed in Camp culture…

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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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9 Jun

Mini-Camp Provides a Week of Firsts for Campers and Camp

June 9th, 2019 by

By Joshua Mussell Ozark, IL Each year, Camp Ondessonk gets a new generation of campers who are experiencing the wonder of Mini-Camp for the first time. Throughout the week, these…

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9 May

A renewed focus on camper progression during summer camp 2019

May 9th, 2019 by

By Alissa Hollmann- Camping Services Director This summer, returning campers should feel like things are a little different around camp.  With one of the highest enrollments we’ve seen in decades…

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6 May

Sustainable Farming

May 6th, 2019 by

By Dru Kee, Food Service Director This year marks Camp Ondessonk’s fifth of sustainable farming.  With the use of indoor seed starting, a greenhouse, 1600 square foot plot, and a…

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2 Jan

Ondessonk Announces $84,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships

January 2nd, 2019 by

  Ozark, Illinois—Camp Ondessonk announces $84,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships available now through the generous gifts of supporters. These scholarships are for children who want to attend the 2019 Summer…

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