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31 Oct

Fall Lodge Reunion 2019 Recap

October 31st, 2019 by

On the weekend of September 27th, 2019, over 80 members of the Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha gathered at Camp Ondessonk for the annual Fall Lodge Reunion 2019 and Annual…

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29 Jun

A Behind the Scenes Look at Camp Ondessonk

June 29th, 2019 by

By Joshua Mussell When campers, parents, and volunteers arrive at Camp Ondessonk, they are always blown away by how smoothly everything runs. This is due to the many staff members…

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27 Sep

Camp Ondessonk Stable News

September 27th, 2018 by

Camp Ondessonk Stable News Howdy from the Ondessonk Stables, Exciting times are in store for the barn this coming year including the additions of a new Equestrian Coordinator and new…

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24 Oct

Camp Ondessonk Hosting Haunted Hayride and Trick or Treat Event October 27 & 28

October 24th, 2017 by

Ozark, IL–Camp Ondessonk, an Illinois Not for Profit 501(c)(3) Youth Camp will be hosting a Haunted Hayride and Trick or Treat Event Friday October 27 from 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm…

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21 Sep

A Retreat with a Purpose

September 21st, 2017 by

By Tom Gattuso- Program Coordinator Ozark, IL:  Our motto at Camp Ondessonk is, “teaching what matters most.” It is evident that camp excels at using the rustic out of doors…

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20 Sep

Maple Sugarin’ Weekend

September 20th, 2017 by

Camp Ondessonk in Ozark IL will be hosting the 4th Annual Maple-Sugarin’ Weekend March 2-3, 2018.  Maple syrup-making is an ancient, time-honored tradition. In the late winter months, maple trees begin their…

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15 Aug

New Horses at Camp

August 15th, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: Rat patrol would have given volunteers Belinda Bauer and Jackie McKay and Equestrian Director Meagan Walters and Equestrian Coordinator Shandril Dayton a pass on Tuesday…

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2 Aug

Boondoggle at Handicrafts

August 2nd, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: Depending where you are in the United States, plastic lacing is also known as craft lace, Gimp, or lanyard. At Camp Ondessonk, it is…

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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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4 May

Gearing up for Summer Camp 2017

May 4th, 2017 by

Gearing up for Summer Camp 2017-  All over camp, signs of spring have been putting a feeling of excitement in the air.  It puts an extra zip in our steps,…

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26 Apr

Camp Spirituality

April 26th, 2017 by

Camp Spirituality- “We have received this world as an inheritance from past generations, but also as a loan from future generations, to whom we will have to return it!” Pope Francis…

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