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Month: June 2018

Boys Week in the Shawnee National Forest

By Amanda Bailey and Sarah Petrowich Boys Week, 2018, has campers encouraging themselves to dance in the rain. Through many rounds of rainy day games, activities in the mud, damp…
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Camp Ondessonk’s move toward self-sustainability pays off

By SUZANNE KOZIATEK Staff writer –The Messenger Our Catholic Family’s Connection At Camp Ondessonk’s dining hall, the salad bar is not an afterthought. “Our salad bar is a big deal…
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Tips from a Camp Doctor who is also a Camp Dad

By Dr. Chris Wangard 1) The new system for health forms is a little different than previous years.  When completing your children’s health information, EVEN IF THEY DON’T TAKE ROUTINE…
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A Kentucky Equine Excursion

By Amanda Bailey Five campers travel four and a half hours out of the Shawnee National Forest to Lexington, Kentucky–the horse capital of the world, for Kentucky Equine Excursion (KEE).…
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Unique Adventure Camp Experiences

By Kristin Marie Bivens “Ondessonk’s Adventure Camps provide an opportunity for your child to step out of their comfort zone, learn from qualified staff about the hard skills necessary for…
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Mini Camp Carnival

By Amanda Bailey & Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL According to the American Camp Association, there are approximately 11 million campers who attend day and overnight summer camps each year.…
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