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Author: Tony Vrooman

Camp Ondessonk O.W.L Program: Growing Leaders

Camp Ondessonk’s O.W.L program (Ondessonk Wisdom Leadership) has undergone a name change but still aims to provide a growing leadership experience. The O.W.L program, previously called the C.I.T program, provides…
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The Primitive Units – The Forebearer of Camper vs Wild

by Pati Egan Camper vs Wild is one of the adventure programs offered during summer camp.  The Camp brochure states: Participants will develop real-life leadership skills through participation in primitive…
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The Amazing Ruth Halterman & Her Office Machines

By Pati Egan How did she do it?  No computers, no copy machines, just an electric typewriter, a mimeograph machine, and carbon paper. Ruth Hayden Halterman was born and grew…
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Ondessonk Counselor-In-Training Program: Growing the Next Generation of Staff Members

The progression of staff members at Camp Ondessonk has changed in the 2022 summer with the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program. The Counselor-In-Training program now takes the place of the Leader-In-Training program…
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What’s new on the Camp Menu

SWEET AND SOUR MEATBALLS             YIELDS 12 SERVINGs 4 LBS GROUND BEEF 1 CUP EGG LIQUID 2 CUPS BREADCRUMBS 1 CUP CHOPPED ONION 1 TEASPOON GROUND GINGER 2 TEASPOONS SEASONING SALT…
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Make a difference by supporting the Scholarship Fund

Camp’s Scholarship Fund ensures every child can enjoy the opportunity to develop friendships, confidence, and independence that will last a lifetime regardless of their financial situation. There is still time…
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