Tag: Illinois Summer Camp

Archives Room in Transition!

By Judy Blase Woodruff Where can you find a letter dated February 25, 1959, to Mrs. Belle Brubaker of Robinson Illinois, thanking her for donating a parcel of land that…
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In Their Words – Scholarship Recipients Appreciate Your Support

Each year, the Scholarship Fund ensures that every child can experience and enjoy a week at Camp regardless of their financial situation.  No one can explain the true impact of…
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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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John Raymond Blue: September 26, 1956 – June 17, 2022

A member of our Maintenance Family passed last month at his home in Goreville.  Many of us knew John Blue as “the Mow Man” at Camp Ondessonk, but he was…
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Celebrating 40 years of The Echo Our Father at Camp Ondessonk

By Pati Egan In the summer of 1982, the Girls’ Staff decided to try a new way to close the Friday Night Campfire.  From the 1960’s until 1982, the girls’…
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Week of Preparation

By Judy Blase Woodruff It’s the week before the first campers drive through the iconic Camp Gate for summer camp 2022!  What goes into getting Camp Ondessonk ready to welcome…
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