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May

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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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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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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Jun

Traditional Camp Keeps Brining 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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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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May

Your creativity can benefit Camp Ondessonk!

May 3rd, 2021 by

How, you ask, can you make a significant impact on Camp Ondessonk through your creativity?  You can hold a third-party fundraiser that provides financial support for Camp’s mission.  Camp relies…

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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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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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Apr

Spring Lodge Reunion Recap

April 29th, 2021 by

On the weekend of April 16 – 18, the annual Spring Lodge Reunion was held down at Camp Ondessonk. In 2021, Camp Ondessonk added a special twist by inviting families…

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Apr

The Small but Mighty Spring Round Up

April 29th, 2021 by

Saturday, April 17th, volunteers were onsite at Camp Ondessonk for Spring Round Up. We were incredibly excited because this was our first Round Up event in over a year! Due…

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Apr

Lodge Gala Awards

April 28th, 2021 by

During every Camp Ondessonk gala, the Loyal Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha recognizes individuals of the Camp community who have gone above and beyond through time, talent and treasure. Though…

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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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Apr

The Mighty East St. Louis Council of 1971

April 27th, 2021 by

This blog post was written from the perspective of an early 1970s Lodge member and contains terminology, such as “Clans” and “Lodge Chief,” that were used at that time in…

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