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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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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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