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19 Nov

The Journey with Grace and Oliver

November 19th, 2020 by

T.S. Eliot writes, “The journey, not the destination matters.” For Camp Ondessonk program staff Oliver and Grace, these words cannot be more accurate as they round out their 16 months…

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Diversity Continuing Education Program

November 19th, 2020 by

On November 9, 2020, Camp Ondessonk staff members participated in a Diversity Continuing Education Program provided by Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Jaidelynn Rogers, MA,  Counseling Psychology Graduate Student and Diversity…

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10 Nov

Mark Your Calendar for GivingTuesday!

November 10th, 2020 by

On December 1, 2020, we will join thousands of other nonprofit organizations around the world in celebrating GivingTuesday. This is the day set aside each year that unleashes the power…

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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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4 Nov

10th Annual Trail Races Recap

November 4th, 2020 by

Saturday, October 24th, 2020, at Camp Ondessonk was a beautiful and cool fall day for the 10th Annual Trail Races. Our Camp community truly rallied behind this event and helped…

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Camp O’s Virtual Homecoming Gala

November 4th, 2020 by

We’ve been working diligently since April of this year to plan the upcoming gala. When we began the planning process, the thought of a virtual gala, though it was on…

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21 Sep

Pete Korte Hosts 25th Annual Golf Benefit for Camp O

September 21st, 2020 by

The 25th Annual Camp Ondessonk Golf Benefit September 12th, hosted by Pete Korte, raised over $40,000. Though this year was met with certain challenges due to COVID-19, Pete Korte, Cheetah…

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8 Sep

Camp Ondessonk Barbecue Plus Fundraiser

September 8th, 2020 by

Smoked Pork Shoulder by the Pound – A camp barbecue specialty deliciously brined for a naturally sweet and salty flavor and smoked overnight to perfection with hickory wood harvested on-site…

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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 Aug

Meet Goldie, Camp’s Newest Horse

August 4th, 2020 by

Meet Goldie! Goldie is a Tennessee Walker, a popular breed in Southern Illinois, known for their size, height, sure-footedness, and smoothness. Their smoothness comes from their unique footfall pattern that…

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7 Jul

Lodge Members Create Letter-Writing Campaign

July 7th, 2020 by

As we continue through an unprecedented summer at Camp Ondessonk, a summer without the 3,500 children we planned to serve, the generosity of our friends is more important than ever….

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5 Jul

Self-Guided Silent Retreat

July 5th, 2020 by

  Join Camp Ondessonk on July 17th, 2020 for a weekend silent retreat in the woods. Participants will guide their own experience with the help of spiritual readings, question prompts,…

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