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26 Oct

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

October 26th, 2017 by

Update-Due to the weather forecast for Friday, October 27th, the Haunted Forest Hayride and Trick or Treat event will be cancelled Friday evening. However, the event on Saturday, October 28th…

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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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16 Jan

Camp Ondessonk The Red Carpet Gala 2017

January 16th, 2017 by

Camp Ondessonk’s bi-annual Gala & Benefit Auction is only six short weeks away! Excitement is mounting for this fun-filled event as registrations are starting to pour in from all over…

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8 Nov

1980’s Reunion Scheduled for Spring 2017

November 8th, 2016 by

1980’s Reunion Scheduled for Spring 2017 Think back to a decade when hair was much bigger, John Paul II was in his first decade as Pope, Reagan was President (most…

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1 Apr

Camp Ondessonk Hosting Father Son Weekend

April 1st, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Camp Ondessonk Hosting Father Son Weekend April 22-24, 2016 Ozark, IL–Camp Ondessonk, an Illinois Not for Profit 501(c)(3) Youth Camp will be hosting Father Son Weekend April…

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15 Feb

Ondessonk Stables

February 15th, 2016 by

Greetings from the Ondessonk Stables!  Exciting things are happening as we head into spring- the horses are shedding, the pastures are growing, and we are getting ready for Ondessonk’s first…

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28 Oct

Summer Camp Wrap-Up

October 28th, 2015 by

As the last echoes of “Rise and Shine” faded from the Old Dining Hall on the First of August, our 2015 summer camp season came to an end. Campers rushed…

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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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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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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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13 Apr

Camp Hit the Jackpot at “A Night in Las Vegas!”

April 13th, 2015 by

After betting on the rat races, spinning the big wheel and hitting the blackjack table, 310 high rollers raised their paddles high to support Camp at our 2015 Gala and Auction, held at the Sheraton…

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