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News

8
May

COVID-19 Updates

May 8th, 2020 by

Published on Monday, June 8, 2020 Dear Campers and Camper Families, We hope you and your loved ones are well.  Thank you for your patience with us as we work…

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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

Into the Silence, A Summer Retreat Experience

August 4th, 2020 by

This summer, Camp Ondessonk expanded its offerings by adding a self-guided silent retreat. This retreat allowed participants to reflect and grow in their relationship with God in silence and nature…

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Aug

CIT Counselor in Training

August 4th, 2020 by

When the Ondessonk leadership team decided not to have summer camp this year, we started thinking about how we could offer our CIT Counselor in Training program virtually. Michael Steele…

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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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3
Aug

Third-Party Fundraiser Ideas

August 3rd, 2020 by

Are you creative? Do you have a hobby or a special talent?  That’s all you need to hold a third-party fundraiser for Camp O.  Recently, several Camp friends worked to…

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Aug

Cookies for Camp

August 3rd, 2020 by

Hello, My name is Olivia Spraul. For the past nine years, as a camper, CIT, and staff member, Camp Ondessonk has been a large, important part of my life. There…

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15
Jul

Mountain Biking at Camp Ondessonk

July 15th, 2020 by

Mountain Biking at Camp Ondessonk-  Camp Ondessonk opens its gates for registered Mountain Biking. Members and guests of the greater Ondessonk community can explore multiple trails designed for both beginners…

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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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Jul

Lodge Members Help Those Impacted by COVID-19

July 7th, 2020 by

Many are unsure where to start with volunteer projects and knowing where to start during a pandemic can be even more difficult. With social distancing in place, how are we…

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Jul

Expanding Fall Lodge Reunion Programs

July 7th, 2020 by

Every fall, members of the Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha gather at Camp Ondessonk for a weekend of service, fellowship, and meetings. Those who have attended recent Reunions enjoy the…

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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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