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29 Jun

Day Hiking at Camp Ondessonk

June 29th, 2020 by

As Illinois moves into Phase-4 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan, Camp Ondessonk opens its gates for registered day hiking.  Members and guests of the greater Ondessonk community can explore…

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27 Jun

Retiring and Rehoming Camp Horses

June 27th, 2020 by

Camp Ondessonk’s equestrian department is often asked about the retiring and rehoming of Camp horses. Saying goodbye to our beloved horses is a decision we don’t take lightly. At the…

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26 Jun

The Awe of Waterfalls

June 26th, 2020 by

Why does water mesmerize us?  No matter it’s state – rain, snow, fog, clouds, waterfalls – it is beautiful. Regardless of what body it forms – the ocean, a creek, a lake – we are drawn to it.

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19 Jun

Camp Ondessonk’s Farm to Table Pick-up is coming to Fairview Heights

June 19th, 2020 by

Camp Ondessonk’s Farm to Table Pick-up is coming to Fairview Heights! Support Services Director, Dru Kee, and Farm to Table Manager, Josie Hooten, are working together to bring a taste…

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4 Jun

At Home Summer Activity Resource Book

June 4th, 2020 by

It’s safe to say this summer isn’t turning out the way anyone planned. Do you need some fun activities to get your children out of the house? Let Camp Ondessonk…

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1 Jun


June 1st, 2020 by

Did you know you can shop online and support Camp Ondessonk at the same time? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features…

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29 May

Family Camping for Camp O

May 29th, 2020 by

Family Camping for Camp O is an excellent opportunity for your family to visit Camp Ondessonk for two nights and enjoy the beauty of our 983 acres like never before….

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28 May

Support our Summer Camp Scholarship Program

May 28th, 2020 by

Throughout the years, Camp Ondessonk has become a place where children gain independence and leadership skills; where adults can unwind and experience a relaxing time; and where everyone can encounter…

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27 May

Update from the Stables

May 27th, 2020 by

This time of year, our update from the stables usually focuses on training the summer staff and preparing the horses for camp. Though we can’t have staff onsite to begin…

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GivingTuesdayNow was a hit!

May 27th, 2020 by

We asked and you came together in a way that only the Camp Ondessonk Family can!  #GivingTuesdayNow resulted in gifts totaling $11,373 from 119 Friends. So, GivingTuesdayNow really was a…

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21 May

Work Continues Around Camp

May 21st, 2020 by

The month of May has looked different this year, but work continues around Camp! Support Services Director, Dru Kee, along with the kitchen, program, and maintenance teams, have been hard…

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8 May

COVID-19 Updates

May 8th, 2020 by

Published on Monday, June 8, 2020 Dear Campers and Camper Families, We hope you and your loved ones are well.  Thank you for your patience with us as we work…

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