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Off Season Camp Ondessonk 1

“Off-Season” Part II

By Pati Egan It’s the dead of winter and your housing is in a building heated by a wood stove. It’s the 1970s and Camp was very deserted, not much…
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‘It’s really about your character’ The 30-year-old backstory of the Lodge Packet Program 

‘It’s really about your character’: The 30-year-old backstory of the Lodge Packet Program 

By Sara (Bell) Clifford  Thirty years ago, this past summer, Ondessonk campers were, for the first time, given the option to work toward Lodge Membership during the school year, rather…
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MITCH CUNNINGHAM – GROWING HIS CAREER FROM EXPERIENCES LEARNED AT ONDESSONK 

By Judy Blase Woodruff, CFRE  Mitch Cunningham learned about Camp Ondessonk from his father and uncles who were campers in the early 1970s. Mitch wanted to carry on the family…
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Distance Can’t Keep Sisters from Each Other or Camp Email

Distance Can’t Keep Sisters from Each Other or Camp 

Liz (Gasparich) Alvarez and Mandy (Gasparich) Bernard have a lot in common. Both were Ondessonk campers, served on staff, volunteered during Summer Camp, are Lodge members, and are, most notably,…
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Meet Your 2023-2024 Lodge Officials Camp Ondessonk

Meet Your 2023-2024 Lodge Officials  

The 2023-2024 Lodge Officials are excited to work together in support of Camp Ondessonk and the Loyal Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekawitha. The Senior Lodge Officials for the upcoming year…
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Future Planning Helped Keep the Gates Open

Future Planning Helped Keep the Gate Open

Becoming a member of the Le Coeur Society helps preserve the mission of Camp Ondessonk for generations to come, often in unexpected ways. When Greg Mateyka included Camp Ondessonk in…
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