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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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4 May

Gearing up for Summer Camp 2017

May 4th, 2017 by

Gearing up for Summer Camp 2017-  All over camp, signs of spring have been putting a feeling of excitement in the air.  It puts an extra zip in our steps,…

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26 Apr

Camp Spirituality

April 26th, 2017 by

Camp Spirituality- “We have received this world as an inheritance from past generations, but also as a loan from future generations, to whom we will have to return it!” Pope Francis…

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20 Apr

Camp Ondessonk Stable News

April 20th, 2017 by

Camp Ondessonk Stable News- Many incredible campers, staff members, and volunteers make up the Ondessonk family.  We are blessed to be able to add some other living creatures to our family as…

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12 Apr

Raise Dough for Camp O

April 12th, 2017 by

              Help us to Raise Dough for Camp O by participating in our online raffle! If you sign up to be a ticket seller,…

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