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26 Oct

New/First Time Camper Open House

October 26th, 2015 by

New/First Time Camper Open House – May 7th, 2016, 1:00pm-4:00pm Visiting camp is the best way to introduce potential campers (and nervous parents) to the Ondessonk experience. Families will have…

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21 Oct

New Monsignor Fournie Mini Camp Village gets “Two Big Thumbs Up!”

October 21st, 2015 by

“Thanks to everyone who helped build Mini Camp Village. We really love this place and give it two thumbs up!” said Josh, who was one of the first Chiwatenhwa mini…

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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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7 Jul

Built By Volunteers

July 7th, 2015 by

Ondessonk volunteers have been serving Camp for 56 years. With at least 150 volunteers participating per summer, Camp greatly benefits from the hours of work they put in. Lucia Hodges, Ondessonk’s Volunteer…

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3 Jul

All About The Adventure Programs

July 3rd, 2015 by

We recently sat down with Evan Coulson former Camping Services Director at Camp Ondessonk to talk about the importance of adventure programming for youth.  Evan is now serving as an…

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23 Jun

Equestrian Coordinator

June 23rd, 2015 by

For over 56 years Camp Ondessonk has provided its visitors with an abundance of beautiful scenery and the Ondessonk Stables have been a major part of Camp since its inception…

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10 Jun

Monsignor Fournie Mini Camp Village

June 10th, 2015 by

When the Belleville Diocese first established Camp Ondessonk 56 years ago, Monsignor John T. Fournie was named the first General Director. This year in his memory volunteers and staff built…

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14 May

Horse Adventure Leader

May 14th, 2015 by

Horse Adventure all summer! Please share with your horse loving friends. This is one of the most coveted of our summer staff positions. It is rare for a position like…

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22 Apr

What to do with your Teenagers this Summer?

April 22nd, 2015 by

What to do with your Teenagers this Summer? We have Summer Camps specifically designed for your teenager with leadership development as its core principle. Teenagers have the opportunity to directly participate in outdoor…

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21 Apr

Camp Receives Grant from YSSA

April 21st, 2015 by

Thanks to the grant-writing efforts of camp volunteers Don Koehler and Larry Davis, the Board of Directors of the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) selected Camp Ondessonk to receive an…

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18 Apr

Final Four Videos

April 18th, 2015 by

Camp Ondessonk recently teamed up with film students at SWIC (Southwestern Illinois College) to create 30 second commercials.  The following  are the final four videos submitted by the SWIC students…

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