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3 May

Monthy Giving – It Makes a Difference!

May 3rd, 2021 by

Monthly Giving- It’s easy to make a difference in the lives of others by joining the Campfire Circle.  Because YOU are the key to Camp Ondessonk’s success! You are invited…

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Camp O Day!

May 3rd, 2021 by

​By Judy Blase Woodruff, Fund Development Consultant June 28th will be here in no time!  Why am I so excited about June 28th, you ask?  Sunday, June 28, 1959, was the very first opening…

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29 Apr

The Goats are Back!

April 29th, 2021 by

Camp Ondessonk’s love for goats began two summers ago when we leased goats from a summer staff member as a trial run to see how expanding our animal husbandry program…

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27 Apr

Lodge Dues are Due!

April 27th, 2021 by

January signals the time each year to renew Lodge Dues.  But, if you have not already done so, it’s not too late to send in your dues’ payment for 2021. …

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2 Mar

Lighting Camp Ondessonk with LEDs

March 2nd, 2021 by

For the last several months, Camp’s Maintenance Crew has been changing out T-8 and T-12 fluorescent tubes around Camp and replacing them with LED (Light Emitting Diode) tubes.  More than…

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Bike Surgeon 100K Gravel Circuit Challenge

March 2nd, 2021 by

When it comes to creating a new challenging mountain bike race, look no further than Jon Greenstreet and his team at the Bike Surgeon.  Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 10:00…

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11 Feb

Everything You Need to Know About the Virtual Gala

February 11th, 2021 by

The Gala Committee has been working around the clock to bring as much Ondessonk spirit as possible to you during the Virtual Homecoming Gala, March 6th, beginning at 6PM CST….

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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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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

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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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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