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28 Sep

Fall Lodge Reunion

September 28th, 2018 by

Things to know: 1. You must pre-register for the Fall Lodge Reunion. Registration materials will be available six weeks prior to a reunion. Please check below for available forms. 2….

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15 Feb

Qualified Charitable Distributions

February 15th, 2018 by

Qualified Charitable Distributions- Under the new tax law, those taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) can get a tax break even without itemizing by giving to charity. Using a Qualified Charitable Distribution…

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Planned giving is an investment in Camp’s future

February 15th, 2018 by

Planned giving is the process of making a significant charitable gift during a donor’s life or at death that is part of his or her financial or estate plan. Planned…

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22 Jan

What is Outdoor Education

January 22nd, 2018 by

What is Outdoor Education?  Camp Ondessonk works closely with educators and group leaders to create a dynamic experiential curriculum providing students with hands-on learning.  An Ondessonk Outdoor Education experience promotes group…

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16 Jan

The Benefits of Outdoor Education

January 16th, 2018 by

Recently Camp Ondessonk staff sat down with teacher Barbara Scarlett to discuss the benefits of Outdoor Education programs within her school’s curriculum. What educational, social, spiritual, and personal benefits do…

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30 Oct

Introducing our new Program Coordinator- Nolan Hurst!

October 30th, 2017 by

                Our newest staff member to join the full-time team at Camp Ondessonk is Nolan Hurst.  Nolan grew up outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania,…

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16 Oct

Outdoor Education at Camp Ondessonk

October 16th, 2017 by

Camp Ondessonk has been a world-class summer camp since 1959 and many people take advantage of the year-round opportunities at Camp during our family weekends and special events, but perhaps…

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15 Sep

Fall Family Camp

September 15th, 2017 by

Camp is for everyone! Join us for a weekend of family fun and experience a taste of summer camp as the leaves change and the weather turns down-right pleasant. Many…

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24 Apr

Spring 2017 Outdoor Education Season

April 24th, 2017 by

Spring 2017 Outdoor Education Season- Another early Spring has begun budding and blooming in the Shawnee.  The 2017 Spring Outdoor Education Staff is hard at work for another busy season. …

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26 Oct

Where are they now: Katie Carpenter

October 26th, 2016 by

Where are they now: Katie Carpenter  By Katie Bertelsmen Heepwah, Go Irish and Fly Navy are a few mottos close to Katie Carpenter’s heart. The satisfaction of service to others…

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11 Aug

New Program Coordinator

August 11th, 2016 by

After sorting through a large and very talented applicant pool, please welcome aboard our new Program Coordinator Tom Gattuso who is originally from Woodstock, IL!  Tom is currently the Coordinator…

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7 May

New/First Time Camper Open House

May 7th, 2016 by

New/First Time Camper Open House New/First Time Camper Open House – May 7th, 2016, 1:00pm-4:00pm Visiting camp is the best way to introduce potential campers (and nervous parents) to the…

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