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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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Father-Son Bonding at Camp Ondessonk A Weekend in the Wilderness (800 x 600 px)

Father-Son Bonding at Camp Ondessonk: A Weekend in the Wilderness

By Tony Vrooman, Sr. Director of Communications As the warmth of spring blankets the earth, and nature awakens from its winter slumber, families across the country seek opportunities to immerse…
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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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Mike Jennings Retirement Celebration

Retirement Celebration for Mike

By Judy Blase Woodruff It was a bittersweet day. Saturday, April 13th dawned bright and sunny with temperatures in the 80s. Friends from both near and far descended on Camp…
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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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