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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 Fund Raiser

September 8th, 2020 by

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

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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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30 Jun

Inclement Weather- Phone and Internet Notification

June 30th, 2020 by

Due to current inclement weather, Camp Ondessonk’s phone system and internet are down. To reach Camp’s emergency onsite contact, please call 618-759-1780 or email camp@ondessonk.com. Thank you.

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29 Jun

Day Hiking at Camp Ondessonk

June 29th, 2020 by

As Illinois moves into Phase-4 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan, Camp Ondessonk opens its gates for registered day hiking.  Members and guests of the greater Ondessonk community can explore…

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1 Jun


June 1st, 2020 by

Did you know you can shop online and support Camp Ondessonk at the same time? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features…

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29 May

Family Camping for Camp O

May 29th, 2020 by

Family Camping for Camp O is an excellent opportunity for your family to visit Camp Ondessonk for two nights and enjoy the beauty of our 983 acres like never before….

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28 May

Support our Summer Camp Scholarship Program

May 28th, 2020 by

Throughout the years, Camp Ondessonk has become a place where children gain independence and leadership skills; where adults can unwind and experience a relaxing time; and where everyone can encounter…

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27 May

Update from the Stables

May 27th, 2020 by

This time of year, our update from the stables usually focuses on training the summer staff and preparing the horses for camp. Though we can’t have staff onsite to begin…

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