The Loyal Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha is a service organization for campers and staff alike who have shown their loyalty and dedication to Camp in an exemplary way. Through fundraisers and service, all members of Lodge strive to give back to the Camp Ondessonk community and act as ambassadors of Ondessonk’s values and camp spirit in their daily lives.
The Mission of Lodge: The Loyal Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha represent a select group of campers, CITs, staff, and volunteers from Camp Ondessonk who work to keep alive the ideals of love and the respect for all persons, for the earth, and for the community. Members strive to uphold these ideas and to promote the interests of Camp Ondessonk both at Camp and in their local communities.
As an organization, Lodge is broken up geographically into Councils, which act independently to do service in their communities and for Ondessonk throughout the calendar year. The Lodge Officials, a group of four elected individuals, oversee all councils, which also have a group of local Officials. Council Officials oversee all the happenings within their Council, while also directly reporting to the Lodge Officials.
This winter fundraiser has been designed by the Lodge Officials to create friendly competition between Lodge members while promoting Camp Ondessonk, its mission, and raising money to send kids to Camp.
Raising funds for Camp Ondessonk is a great way to serve our loving community, and it can be a lot of fun too! The Lodge Officials have put together some great earning incentives as well as a Grand Prize Raffle for participants.
The earning incentives benefit everyone who participates in the winter fundraiser. Once the total amount raised reaches each level, a member of the Camp Ondessonk administration or the Lodge Officials will do something silly to say thank you for your hard work!
At $250 raised, Dan & Nolan will do a foot-race sprint see who is faster. At $500 raised, Dan will kiss a horse on the nose. At $750 raised, Emily will do a Lake St. Isaac Polar Plunge. At the ultimate goal of $1000, the Lodge Officials will be turned into human sundaes!!!
For each bingo card filled up, participants will be entered to win one of the Grand Prize Raffle items. [If you fill up 2 bingo cards, you get entered twice, so fill those cards!] These prizes include: (1) a Camp O photoshoot with friends, (2) a day on the challenge course, or (3) a guided hike with Bush.
Finally, the Top Fundraiser will get a home-cooked breakfast from Nolan. We've heard he's a pretty good chef!