Category Archives: Camp

Fall Lodge Reunion

Walker couldn’t wait to get out to Camp Ondessonk on Friday night for the Fall Lodge Reunion. It was a full weekend to spend time with folks he enjoys at the place that makes his heart happy. The main goal is to do service for camp as the Lodge mission states. I’m not sure what […]

Service Sunday

When we were at Camp Ondessonk for eclipse weekend, Mason completed a service project for his lodge arrowhead by helping reset the meeting room for the workshops. During the set up, the camp director commented to Bill that the chairs were functional but pretty unsightly.  A light bulb went off and Mason proposed that he […]

Destination :: Illinois

Today was a divide and conquer day.  The scouts had a hike on the calendar, Walker volunteered at a golf benefit for Camp Ondessonk and I had a service commitment for Mother to Mother.  It was dark o’clock when the Bill and the boys headed out to Illinois. Walker spent the day helping at the […]

The Total Eclipse

For many moons now, no pun intended, there has been a lot of talk around our parts about the eclipse because where we live, the opportunity to experience a total eclipse was quite within reach.  In our neck of the woods, a partial eclipse was expected, peaking at 1:24:54 pm CDT with the moon obscuring […]

Wrapping Up Lodge week

Today marks the end of the summer camp season for Ondessonk campers and the goodbyes took much longer than usual.  Both of the boys wanted to linger and get their last camp fixes. Mason played as many rounds of gaga as he could and Walker disappeared to say goodbye to all the staff and campers […]

Lodge Week

Today starts the last session of camp for the summer.  The boys were both so excited to get there that even though we were up super late with sashes, we were out the door by seven in the morning.  We stopped for Starbucks and McDonalds breakfast and we still managed to arrive first at the […]

Oh, Sash!

Mason and Walker are both proud Camp Ondessonk Lodge members.  Recently, they reminded me that there is such a thing as a lodge arrowhead.  To earn this arrowhead, the boys each need to attend a lodge reunion weekend, do a few service projects at camp and make 40 lodge sashes.  Mason wanted to make his […]

The Bay Area Blitz

As I mentioned in an earlier post, half of our family went to San Francisco after camp.  While Mason and I were exploring New York, Bill and Walker were in San Francisco.  They enjoyed a good night sleep at their hotel and were up and running early on Sunday morning.  They started with 7 AM […]

Divide and Conquer

We picked up two very happy and very dirty boys from Camp Ondessonk this morning.  This week Mason attended Boys’ Week and celebrated his birthday at camp in the unit of Chabanel. Chabanel is usually a unit reserved for girls but Mason always chooses it for Boys’ Week. The cabins are nestled in a cave […]

Boys Will Be Boys

Mason was a repeat camper for Boys’ Week at Camp Ondessonk. *Hanging out at the swimming area with Cooper on his left and Martin, on his right. *Playing peekaboo behind Rowan at the Challenge course.  This was taken on Mason’s actual 12th birthday and it represents his fun spirit.  He’s always up for a fun […]