Camp Ondessonk and the Bike Surgeon Collaborate for New Summer Teen Adventure Programs

Camp Ondessonk and the Bike Surgeon Collaborate for New Summer Teen Adventure Programs


OZARK, IL. (Feb. 20, 2013) – Camp Ondessonk, an Illinois Not for Profit 501(c)(3) Youth Camp located in Ozark, Illinois, and the Bike Surgeon, an outdoor adventure outfitter and bike shop in Shiloh, Illinois, are collaborating to create two new adventure programs this summer at Camp Ondessonk:  Mountain Biking Adventure and Hike, Bike, Paddle and Climb.

“The Mountain Biking Adventure program is designed for teenage campers to spend the first several days learning riding techniques, bike repair, and practicing on our extensive trail system,” states Jeremy Culpepper, Camping Services Director at Camp Ondessonk. Campers will get to ride a top of the line Specialized Carve Expert provided by the Bike Surgeon and train with Bike Surgeon owners Jon Greenstreet and Chris Norrington.  “We are proud to work with the next generation of cyclists not only to sharpen their skills but to promote responsible mountain biking through adopting the International Mountain Biking Association’s (IMBA) rules of the trail,”  stated Jon Greenstreet.

The Hike, Bike, Paddle and Climb program provides teenage campers the opportunity not only to experience mountain biking, but also hiking, canoeing and rock-climbing in the heart of the Shawnee National forest, located in Southern Illinois.  This program is designed to give teen campers a taste of multiple adventures within one program.

To register for the Mountain Biking Adventure or Hike, Bike, Paddle and Climb visit Ondessonk.com or call 877-659-2267.  The Mountain Biking Adventure for boys and girls ages 12-15 will be held June 23-29 with a cost of $525 per camper. The Hike, Bike, Paddle and Climb for boys and girls ages 12-15 will be held July 21-27 with a cost of $525 per camper. Camp Ondessonk provides families who face financial hardship the opportunity to receive assistance for all or part of their child’s summer camp tuition through the Scholarship program. Information on how to apply for a Camp Ondessonk scholarship can be found at Ondessonk.com/scholarship.

About Camp Ondessonk:
Since 1959, Camp Ondessonk has been offering summer camp programs to youth ages 8 to 17.  The American Camp Association and Certified Horsemanship Association accredited programs and facilities give campers the opportunity to explore the outdoors while growing in self-esteem and respect for God’s creation. Camp Ondessonk also provides conference facilities, lodging, and a variety of programs for youth and adults throughout the year.

About Bike Surgeon:
Since 1974, Bike Surgeon has been promoting cycling and enjoying the great outdoors right here in southern Illinois.  With retail locations in both Shiloh and Carbondale, IL, Bike Surgeon prides itself on being a premiere destination retailer for cyclists of all levels.  With the recent addition of outdoor apparel and equipment and their new guide services, based out of their Shiloh store, Bike Surgeon now has even more ways for their customers to get out into the great outdoors.


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