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PARTNERING WITH VIENNA HIGH SCHOOL TO PILOT FOUR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS 

PARTNERING WITH VIENNA HIGH SCHOOL TO PILOT FOUR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS 

By Evan Coulson, Adventure & Group Services Director Camp Ondessonk has been serving the developmental needs of young people since 1959. As an institution rooted in the Catholic faith, Ondessonk values growth as well as a commitment…
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Camp Band Camp Ondessonk

The Camp Band?

By Pati Egan The Belleville Diocese had an extensive grade school band program in the early sixties and seventies.  As an example, the East St. Louis Deanery used its grade…
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Camp O Day - Camp Ondessonk

Let’s Celebrate! Save the date for Camp O Day!

Help us celebrate the founding of Camp Ondessonk on Camp O Day!  Held annually on June 28th, the day the very first day of Summer Camp in 1959, this one-day effort encourages gifts of…
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Camp Ondessonk Campfire Lucias Corner 2024 (800 x 600 px)

Lucia’s Corner

By Lucia (Juenger) Hodges Anyone who has spent any time around an Ondessonk campfire has heard or maybe even told a seemingly plausible ghost story. Imagine a unit of campers…
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Caring & Sharing Grant Provides Training for Summer Leadership

Caring & Sharing Grant Provides Training for Summer Leadership

Camp Ondessonk Summer Camp leadership will attend Behavioral First Responder Certification courses led by Alpenglow Education thanks to a grant received from the Caring and Sharing Thrift Shop Wish List…
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Greg and Louise Haselhorst

What do you do when you have 11 grandchildren all wanting to go to Camp? You become Super Volunteers, of course!

By Pati Egan There was a special couple from St. Mary’s Parish in Trenton, Ill., who were Camp “regulars” from 1975 until 1991. They were two volunteers who were very…
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