All Applicants for any position at Camp 18+ years old must undergo background checks before employment begins after a conditional offer is made. Camp Ondessonk will send both the Illinois CANTS Form and the Diocesan Background Form for background checks after a conditional offer is made. All individuals working at Ondessonk choose the job because of a strong desire to serve others, and we would love for you to join our team.
School Year: Outdoor Ed & Rec – Seasonal Employment
Seeking for Spring 2024:
From Late-August to Late-May, Camp Ondessonk functions as an outdoor education facility, retreat center, afterschool location, campground, event venue, and more. To help these programs come to life, Camp Ondessonk looks to hire a dedicated, hard-working, creative, flexible staff to fill our critical seasonal roles.
Afterschool Instructors come to Camp to help facilitate our local afterschool programming from 3-5:30pm, two days per week, acting as tutors, activity leaders, group guides, etc.
Weekend Event and Campground Staff spend the weekend at Camp Ondessonk during large events to provide programming and support for guests of that specific event. All staff are required to be First Aid and CPR Certified.
Outdoor Education Instructors [All positions filled for Spring 2024] live on-site for 3-9 months and act as our main facilitators and support staff for all groups and programming.
Summer Seasonal Employment
Thank you for your interest in working during the summer at Camp Ondessonk. Before starting the application, please read the Letter to Potential Summer Staff, and review the Summer Job Descriptions and Salaries. The year-round administration team is available for any questions you might have throughout the application process for employment. The summer leadership staff is comprised of proven, sound decision-makers who have completed college or are actively working towards that goal. The staff to camper ratio is approximately 1:8. Leadership & staff training emphasizes child development, child protection, teaching skills, and responsible leadership. First aid and CPR training is required for employment. Depending on position, staff members are certified by the Certified Horsemanship Association, National Rifle Association, American Red Cross Lifeguard, or other appropriate certifying bodies.
Year-Round Employment (Full/Part-Time)
Position Announcement: Camp Ranger / Director of Maintenance
February 16, 2024
Camp Ondessonk, a 983-acre Catholic, non-profit resident camp and outdoor education facility adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest, is seeking qualified Director of Maintenance applicants. The position, historically known as “Camp Ranger”, provides oversight for all aspects of site and facilities maintenance and construction, while also being a key ambassador for the organization.
Associate certificate, bachelor’s degree, or formal trade(s) training is strongly preferred. Five years of relevant, documented experience is required (facilities maintenance, construction management, equipment mechanics, construction, and/or a closely related field). Consideration will be given to friendly applicants with excellent organizational and leadership skills. Please see the full job description for position details.
The starting annual salary range is $55,000 to 65,000. Salary may be negotiable for highly qualified individuals. The anticipated start date is early April of 2024. Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org or Camp Ondessonk (attention Dan King), 3760 Ondessonk Road, Ozark, IL 62972. The applicant review and consideration process will begin on February 19 and will continue until the position is filled.