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7 Nov

Introducing our new Equestrian Director- Catherine Limkeman!

November 7th, 2017 by

Ozark, IL:  Catherine Limkeman is our new Equestrian Director.  She joined the Camp Ondessonk community in mid-October and in the last month she has been getting to know the program,…

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24 Oct

Camp Ondessonk Hosting Haunted Hayride and Trick or Treat Event October 27 & 28

October 24th, 2017 by

Ozark, IL–Camp Ondessonk, an Illinois Not for Profit 501(c)(3) Youth Camp will be hosting a Haunted Hayride and Trick or Treat Event Friday October 27 from 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm…

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16 Oct

Outdoor Education at Camp Ondessonk

October 16th, 2017 by

Camp Ondessonk has been a world-class summer camp since 1959 and many people take advantage of the year-round opportunities at Camp during our family weekends and special events, but perhaps…

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27 Sep

Summer Camp Early Bird Enrollment

September 27th, 2017 by

Summer Camp Early Bird online enrollment begins October 1, 2017. The Super Session discount pricing may not be used with other promotions or Tuition Assistance Programs. Super Session discount pricing is only…

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21 Sep

A Retreat with a Purpose

September 21st, 2017 by

By Tom Gattuso- Program Coordinator Ozark, IL:  Our motto at Camp Ondessonk is, “teaching what matters most.” It is evident that camp excels at using the rustic out of doors…

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20 Sep

Maple Sugarin’ Weekend

September 20th, 2017 by

Camp Ondessonk in Ozark IL will be hosting the 4th Annual Maple-Sugarin’ Weekend March 2-3, 2018.  Maple syrup-making is an ancient, time-honored tradition. In the late winter months, maple trees begin their…

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18 Aug

Health Center Volunteers

August 18th, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: Located in the main area of Camp Ondessonk, the Health Center not only contains necessary medical supplies, but “[a] staff member with advanced medical…

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15 Aug

New Horses at Camp

August 15th, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: Rat patrol would have given volunteers Belinda Bauer and Jackie McKay and Equestrian Director Meagan Walters and Equestrian Coordinator Shandril Dayton a pass on Tuesday…

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7 Aug

A Slam Dunk and a Heepwah

August 7th, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: If you have seen John Hughes’s 1985 classic The Breakfast Club, you might remember a slam dunk and a “Heepwah!” In the iconic film,…

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2 Aug

Boondoggle at Handicrafts

August 2nd, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: Depending where you are in the United States, plastic lacing is also known as craft lace, Gimp, or lanyard. At Camp Ondessonk, it is…

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Camp as a Volunteer

August 2nd, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: Right now, I am in the middle of a week-long adventure as a volunteer at Camp Ondessonk.  As a volunteer who is a former…

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4 Jul

The Benefits of Adventure Sessions at Camp Ondessonk

July 4th, 2017 by

By Edwin Cook OZARK, IL:  The Benefits of Adventure Sessions at Camp Ondessonk.  Session 2 of 2017 featured our Camper vs. Wild Adventure program, led by experienced counselor and outdoorsmen…

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