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29 Jun

Interview with Executive Director Dan King and Savvyfamily Magazine

June 29th, 2010 by

Summer Camp: Creating the Self Reliant Child Camp Ondessonk’s Executive Director Dan King, a camp pro with over two decades of experience, sits down with Savvyfamily Magazine to discuss the…

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25 Jun

2008-2009 Camper Survey

June 25th, 2010 by

During the summers of 2008 and 2009 Camp Ondessonk conducted a study to determine if our campers perceived a change in their personal responsibility skills and their sense of independence…

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22 Jun


June 22nd, 2010 by

By Bill Clark As I write at this time in my life, I find I am trying to remember and understand the people, places, and events in my past. Now…

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17 Jun


June 17th, 2010 by

By Bill Clark When she was introduced to the campers in the Dining Hall at Ondessonk, Treva Barker was called the Mayor of Ozark. (Ozark, Illinois is the small town…

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16 Jun


June 16th, 2010 by

By Bill Clark The summer after my senior year of high school I worked as a caretaker and lawnmower at King’s House of Retreats in Belleville, Illinois. I played on…

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8 Jun

Lodge Updates

June 8th, 2010 by

By Evan Coulson The Lodges of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha have a rich history of serving Camp Ondessonk while providing opportunities for campers and staff to remain connected to Camp and…

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7 Jun

Stable News

June 7th, 2010 by

By Kate Burgauer Hollow. The trail will be used for Traditional Camp, Horse Camp, and Horse Adventure trail rides. In March, Camp Ondessonk began offering riding lessons to local children…

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2 Jun

“Because of Camp”

June 2nd, 2010 by

“Because of Camp Ondessonk I’m not afraid to open my self up to others. I have the confidence to be my crazy, unique self around strangers… Because of camp I…

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