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 Last updated 11/15/17


The OSA pizza party Owassapalooza is this Friday!! We have field museum tickets door prizes, split the pot raffles, new OSR hats up for raffle, and more!! Come eat, drink, and enjoy fellowship!! Please rsvp so we can provide enough 'za for everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

Owassapalooza

November 24, 2017, 7:00pm - November 24, 2017, 11:00pm

The time of pizza and get togehter-iveness is coming upon us! Owassapalooza is the OSA's favorite post-Thanksgiving pizza surrounded event! Just in case you dont eat enough the day before, join us Friday, November 24th at Euro Chalet Banquets Hall located at 5445 S Harlem Ave in Chicago for pizza, door prize, raffles, pizza, cash bar, fun times, and did I mention pizza? Door Prize will be tickets to the Field Museum!! This fun social event is open to Friends of Owasippe from 7pm-11pm at the cost of $10 a person at the door. Please RSVP to Kyle Nystrom at nystrom.kyle@gmail or Eric Hetland at hetland.eric@gmail.com. so that sufficient food and supplies can be provided! Members we will be accepting renewals on membership! Non-members are welcomed and are asked to sign up for membership before partaking in festviities! Breakdown! What: Pizza, Friends, Raffles, Door prize, Cash bar When: Friday, November 24th Where: European Chalet (Mayors Mansion) 5445 Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60638 Who: All Friends of Owasippe How much: Members: $10 at the door (and renenwals XD) Non-Members: $10 at the door + cost of membership

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Meet your 2018 Directors: Nicole Valle-High Adventure Director Nicole has worked on High Adventure staff since 2010, first serving on the COPE and Climbing staff and then as the 2014 Hi-Ad Assistant Director. In 2015, she moved into the position of high adventure director and has been working to grow the program ever since. When not at camp, Nicole works as part of a reading intervention team servicing students at the early elementary level in Calumet City District 155. She has an associate’s degree in art and has begun working towards a degree in social work. When Nicole first joined camp staff, she was entirely new to scouting, but now Owasippe has become a second home to her.

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Meet your 2018 Directors: Andrew Baert-Webelos Camp Program Director Andrew has been working at Owasippe and Wolverine since 2011. When he’s not at camp, he is a middle and high school science teacher in a small town in Wisconsin. He also coaches middle school track and advises the Rube Goldberg Machine team. Andrew is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.

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