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Tag: Camp Ondessonk Event

2022 Santa Parade

The Metro East Lodge Council and Camp staff greeted more than 20,000 spectators for the 2022 Belleville Optimist Annual Santa Parade.  Ondessonk’s float, created by Jim Shively, was well received…
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LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESSMAN RAISES NEARLY $900,000 FOR CAMP ONDESSONK OVER PAST 27 YEARS

By Emily Bretscher “It’s all for the kids!” The personal motto of Pete Korte, chairman of Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc., in Highland, Ill., rang especially true this year at…
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Giving Tuesday & Camp Ondessonk: It’s a Match!

Your gift on Giving Tuesday will now go even farther! Two Camp Friends, the Lowder Family and the Cousineau Family, have each pledged $10,000 to match gifts made on Giving Tuesday.  Your…
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A Taste of Summer during Family Camp

From September 16th through 18th, Camp Ondessonk hosted Fall Family Camp. More than 185 participants enjoyed a taste of summer camp. Families lodged in treehouse unit camping and St Noel…
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Council Lodge Event

On Thursday, June 1, 30 members of the Loyal Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha gathered for an evening of camaraderie.  The event, held at Global Brew in O’Fallon, IL, is…
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Celebrating Camp’s History and Strengthening Its Future on Camp O Day

By Whitney Strang On Tuesday, June 28, the Camp community came together to commemorate the 63rd summer at Camp Ondessonk.  First celebrated in 2021, Camp O Day was created to…
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