The Loyal Lodge

What is The Loyal Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha?

The Loyal Lodge is a service organization for current and former campers, O.W.L.s, staff, and volunteers who have shown dedication to Camp Ondessonk in a commendable way. They keep alive the beliefs of love and respect for all persons and for our Creator. Members of the Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha strive to give back to the Ondessonk community as they serve as ambassadors through their everyday values and Camp Spirit.

Current Lodge Officials 2022-2023: Senior Officials: Luke Schauster, Tristen Payne; Lodge Officials: Tom Unkraut, Katie Dutton


The Loyal Lodge performs a meaningful and moving ceremony each Thursday evening during summer camp in order to tell the stories of the North American Martyrs and to induct new members. Once inducted into the Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha, membership is for life. New Lodge members should visit the New Lodge Members page to learn more about Lodge Camp, free Lodge Reunions, Councils, and dues payment.

  • ACTIVE membership is maintained through annual dues payment. These members hold all privileges: voting in matters of policy and election; serving in elected or appointed office within Lodge; participating in Lodge activities such as Council functions, and other activities Lodge might hold.
  • LIFETIME membership allows members the convenience of a one-time dues payment of $250, with no need to renew each year. Learn more about becoming a Lifetime Lodge Member.
  • ASSOCIATE membership begins when dues have lapsed. Associate members are not granted the same duties, responsibilities, and privileges as active members. Associate members can change to active member status through annual dues payment.

As a Lodge Member, it is important to keep Camp updated as to any address, phone, and name changes. This will ensure that emails and mailings about events and other activities are received. Please email lodge@ondessonk.com to update your information.

Dues & Contact

  • Lodge Dues can be paid online.
    • Once you have reached the donation page, select:
      • Campaign: Lodge
      • Purpose: Lodge Dues
    • Please note the following cost of yearly dues:
      • $10 for members under 25 years old.
      • $20 for members 25 years and older.
    • Dues are renewable in January each year.

Contact Lodge Officials at lodge@ondessonk.com for more information.

Lodge Activities

The Loyal Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha offers multiple ways to support Camp Ondessonk, through both time and treasure. Learn more about ways to get involved.

Lodge Events & News

Looking for ways to stay connected? Check out Lodge Events & News for information on Lodge reunions and e-newsletters.

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