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News

8
May

COVID-19 Updates

May 8th, 2020 by

Published on Friday, March 26, 2021 Our efforts to responsibly provide quality services in the midst of a pandemic have required us to create and follow virus transmission mitigation protocols…

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10
Sep

17th annual southern Illinois fat tire festival

September 10th, 2021 by

Fat Tire Fest 2021 Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival (FTF) happening again for the 17th year in a row, one of the best MTB events in the entire MidWest! This year’s event…

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7
Aug

The Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha Makes an Impact

August 7th, 2021 by

Thursday evenings at Camp Ondessonk is a revered night to a special group of people. On this night, the Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha inducts its new members into its…

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31
Jul

Adventure is Out There, at Ondessonk and Beyond

July 31st, 2021 by

Some of Camp Ondessonk‘s most popular programming is our week long Traditional Camp, but there are several hidden gems that campers can sign up for known as our Adventure Camps….

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23
Jul

Join the Campfire Circle and Keep the Fire Burning

July 23rd, 2021 by

After Camp Ondessonk was forced to close its gates for Summer 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no doubt we would financially take a hit. Although…

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15
Jul

Skills that Last a Lifetime from the CIT Program

July 15th, 2021 by

The first step in becoming a Camp Ondessonk staff member is embarking on a two-week journey through the Counselor in Training (CIT) Program. Although still considered campers, these 15-year-olds begin…

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9
Jul

Staff Giving Back What Camp Gave to Them

July 9th, 2021 by

Some campers know from the beginning that they want to work their way up to staff, and some apply after never dreaming of working at Camp Ondessonk. Regardless, being a…

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7
Jul

Camp O Day was a Success!

July 7th, 2021 by

We celebrated the very first Camp O Day a few weeks ago on June 28th.  It was a day that commemorated the founding of Camp Ondessonk – the date that…

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3
Jul

Girls Week Establishes an Environment for Growth

July 3rd, 2021 by

Once each summer at Camp Ondessonk, female campers fill the units to take part in Girls Week. During Girls Week, campers experience the same activities as Coed sessions, but are…

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26
Jun

Volunteers Keep Camp Open for Generations

June 26th, 2021 by

At the very core of Camp Ondessonk‘s functionality is the passion and commitment exerted by volunteers who are dedicated to its preservation. Every summer and beyond, hundreds of volunteers donate…

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19
Jun

Experience the Stables at Camp Ondessonk

June 19th, 2021 by

Campers experience a wide variety of “firsts” at Camp Ondessonk, but one of their most common “firsts” is riding a horse. The Camp Ondessonk Stables has worked to cultivate a…

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11
Jun

Traditional Camp Keeps Bringing Kids Back

June 11th, 2021 by

Every summer, thousands of campers cross over the Covered Bridge to experience Camp Ondessonk for the first time, or maybe even their tenth time, and the question continues to linger:…

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5
Jun

A Taste of Camp Ondessonk’s Mini Camp

June 5th, 2021 by

Mini Camp provides campers with the opportunity to test the Camp Ondessonk waters with modified programming and special activities for ages 8-10.

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