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14 Aug

Free Ondessonk Screen Saver

August 14th, 2018 by

Download your free Covered Bridge Ondessonk Screen Saver. Covered Bridge Background Image Right click on the image below and choose, “save image as”.              …

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25 Jul

Growing Greens in the Camp Garden

July 25th, 2018 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens and Amanda Bailey | Ozark, IL At dinner each night, the salad bar is stocked full of delicious goodies grown in the Camp summer garden. From…

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23 Jul

New Positions for Ondessonk Summer Staff Promote Positivity and Success

July 23rd, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey        Staff and campers have a week full of activities, cheering and skipping through the trails of Camp Ondessonk. Behind the scenes, there are new…

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16 Jul

2018 Girls’ Week

July 16th, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey While taking a walk around Lake Echon, one can hear the echoes of Disney-themed music from Unit to Unit. From Pirates of the Caribbean to Kim Possible, campers…

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10 Jul

Labor Day

July 10th, 2018 by

Summertime…this is our favorite time. Camp is bustling with campers having the time of their life. It’s hard to believe that it is already July, and summer will be over…

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Metro East Golf Benefit

July 10th, 2018 by

The 2018 Camp Ondessonk Metro East Golf Benefit, which was held on June 15, 2018, was a huge success thanks in large part to the volunteer committee who organized the…

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6 Jul

Exciting Developments for Future Campers

July 6th, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey From Challenge to Council and East Side to West Side, Camp Ondessonk is developing and improving activity areas for future campers. Below are 3 additions to Camp’s…

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30 Jun

Boys Week in the Shawnee National Forest

June 30th, 2018 by

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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28 Jun

Camp Ondessonk’s move toward self-sustainability pays off

June 28th, 2018 by

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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25 Jun

A Kentucky Equine Excursion

June 25th, 2018 by

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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16 Jun

Unique Adventure Camp Experiences

June 16th, 2018 by

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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8 Jun

Mini Camp Carnival

June 8th, 2018 by

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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