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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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7 Aug

10th Annual Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival

August 7th, 2014 by

The 10th Annual Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival Presented by:  Bike Surgeon October 24-26, Camp Ondessonk, Ozark Illinois The Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival (FTF) is on; and for this…

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9 May

SEMO- Southeast Missouri State University Students Visit Camp Ondessonk.

May 9th, 2014 by

Recently Tom Holman, PHD with the  Dept. of Health, Human Performance & Recreation at SEMO- Southeast Missouri State University  and his students visited Camp Ondessonk.  Below are some quotes from the students…

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2 May

YES! Youth Environmental Summit

May 2nd, 2014 by

Camp Ondessonk will be hosting YES! Youth Environmental Summit in conjunction with the Heartwood Forest Council May 23 – 26, 2014.   This is an inaugural gathering of high school students concerned about…

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30 Apr

Father Son Weekend

April 30th, 2014 by

Participants couldn’t have asked for better weather during the Father Son Weekend event at Camp Ondessonk April 25-27.  Campers of all ages enjoyed nature hikes experiencing first hand some of…

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22 Apr

Belleville IL Bicentennial Parade

April 22nd, 2014 by

Camp Ondessonk will be participating in the Belleville IL Bicentennial Parade Friday April 25, 2014. We will be assembling between 17th & 20th Streets on West Main and St. Mary’s yard…

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