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3 Jul

Learning on the Fly Boosts our International Staff into Leadership Roles

July 3rd, 2017 by

By Edwin Cook OZARK, IL:  Throughout its history, Camp Ondessonk has proudly employed dozens of international staff members and the 2017 Camp season continues that trend.  Camp Ondessonk is excited…

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21 Jun

Our experienced Mini Camp staff have paved the way for the expansion and success of Chiwatenhwa and Aonnetta

June 21st, 2017 by

OZARK, IL; The Monsignor John T. Fournie Mini Camp Village has been one of the most rapidly expanding attractions at Camp Ondessonk.  During our first few sessions of 2017, we…

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20 Jun

MINI CAMPER PICK UP 6/21 * CHANGES!!

June 20th, 2017 by

Attention Mini Camper Parents! We are excited to have you back tomorrow morning to pick up your campers after 3 awesome days of camp.  Due to construction on our parking…

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4 May

Join us for Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp July 2-8, 2017!

May 4th, 2017 by

Camp Ondessonk’s trip to the Nantahala Outdoor Center in the Smoky Mountains has become a great tradition the past several summers.  There are still plenty of spots available for this…

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25 Apr

Ondessonk Snapshots

April 25th, 2017 by

Ondessonk Snapshots-  To submit your Ondessonk Snapshots contact Tony Vrooman at tony.vrooman@ondessonk.com   Walker Selby poses with the twelve chairs he and his fellow scouts built for camp    …

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24 Apr

Spring 2017 Outdoor Education Season

April 24th, 2017 by

Spring 2017 Outdoor Education Season- Another early Spring has begun budding and blooming in the Shawnee.  The 2017 Spring Outdoor Education Staff is hard at work for another busy season. …

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4 Apr

The Red Carpet Gala

April 4th, 2017 by

The Red Carpet Gala has come to exemplify prestige, decadence, and the recognition of influential individuals. This was certainly true at Camp Ondessonk’s Red Carpet Gala 2017 held at the…

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Meet Our New Staff Members

April 4th, 2017 by

  Meet the new staff members of the Camp Ondessonk team! Lori Murphy, Assistant Registrar Hometown: Galatia, IL Lori grew up in Galatia, IL and moved Ozark, IL in 1989.  She…

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29 Mar

Ondessonk International Summer Staff 2017

March 29th, 2017 by

Camp Ondessonk has a rich history of hiring International Summer Staff to serve as summer camp counselors.  This year we are excited to introduce our newest members:   Christy Crawford,…

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30 Jan

Camp Ondessonk Announces $50,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships

January 30th, 2017 by

Ozark, Illinois—Camp Ondessonk announces $50,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships available now through the generous gifts of supporters. These scholarships are for children who want to attend 2017 Summer Camp and…

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29 May

Camp Ondessonk Hosts CHA Instructor Certification Clinic August 14th-19th 2016

May 29th, 2016 by

Before coming to Camp Ondessonk I didn’t k now what the Certified Horsemanship Associations, or CHA, was or did.  Now, I am a certified instructor and working in a CHA…

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7 Apr

Packing for Camp

April 7th, 2016 by

Packing for Camp Packing wisely can help ensure a good camp experience. Please make sure that spending money, medicines, swimsuit and towel are packed on top for easy access during…

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