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News

1 Nov

Application open for 2018 Summer Camp Counselor positions!

November 1st, 2017 by

Our 2018 application is open for all summer camp positions.  From cooks to marketing, wranglers to lifeguards, we have over 100 positions available for anyone 17 and over and who…

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26 Jul

Volunteer Program Thrives in 2017

July 26th, 2017 by

  By Edwin Cook OZARK, IL:  Since the start of Camp Ondessonk, volunteers have been a driving force to the functionality and success of the Camp [Ondessonk] experience.  Many of…

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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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12 Jul

Why Become a Counselor in Training?

July 12th, 2016 by

Becoming a Counselor in Training (CIT) is the first step in a lifelong journey with Camp Ondessonk. While still a camper, a Counselor In Training enjoys the privileges and responsibilities…

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24 Jun

Let’s Go On A Camp Ondessonk Adventure!

June 24th, 2016 by

  Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure! Adventure Camps at Camp Ondessonk are geared towards campers who are looking for an exciting new alternative to traditional camp….

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10 Jun

Welcome to the Monsignor Fournie Mini Camp Village!

June 10th, 2016 by

  Full of surprises, growth, and new friends, Mini Camp proves itself to be an ultimate camp experience. The Monsignor Fournie Mini Camp Village caters to a younger age group…

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6 Oct

Cindy’s Range Dedicated at 2015 Friends Weekend

October 6th, 2015 by

Campers this summer enjoyed a beautiful new rifle range pavilion, thanks to generous donors and the skilled volunteer efforts of Norbert Garvey, Larry Davis, Don Koehler, and 45 other volunteers…

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28 Sep

Early Bird Registration

September 28th, 2015 by

            Pay full tuition during registration and receive $20 worth of non-refundable Barter Bucks for the Trading Post.  Summer Camp Early Bird online enrollment begins October…

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6 Aug

Challenge By Choice

August 6th, 2015 by

“We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges,” says Joyce Meyer, a Christian author and speaker. Camp Ondessonk encourages campers to step outside of their…

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10 Jun

Camp Ondessonk Coping with homesickness

June 10th, 2014 by

Camp Ondessonk was recently featured on WPSD Local 6 on a segment called, “Coping with homesickness”. WPSD Local 6: Your news, weather, and sports authority Transcript provided by WPSD Local…

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30 May

Camp Ondessonk Staff Orientation Video

May 30th, 2014 by

Camp Ondessonk recently released a staff orientation video highlighting the new 2014 Summer counselors and employees.  All individuals working at Ondessonk choose the job because of a strong desire to…

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16 Apr

Camp Spirit by Dan King

April 16th, 2014 by

It’s known as “camp magic” or “camp spirit,” and embraced by campers and staff alike who feel that special energy alive at camp. I won’t deny there’s magic here— but…

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