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News

17 Jun

Sit Down with Veteran Ondessonk Staff Memeber, Greg Santen

June 17th, 2019 by

By Joshua Mussell Each year, we get a new generation of Camp Ondessonk staff. It is up to the veterans to help the new staff get immersed in Camp culture…

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13 Jun

Spring Lodge Reunion 2019

June 13th, 2019 by

On the weekend of April 12 – 14, the annual Spring Lodge Reunion was held down at Camp Ondessonk. This year we had 51 Lodge Member join us for the…

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12 Jun

Ondessonk Snapshots

June 12th, 2019 by

Our Swimming Area Gazebo project is underway.  Initial concrete work is complete and plans also include additional concrete work, a food preparation terrace, and sidewalks.  Click here to watch the…

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Stable News

June 12th, 2019 by

Stable News By Catherine Limkeman- Equestrian Director This month in the Stable News we are featuring our 15 year old, red roan, Mustang mare named Vegas. Vegas has been at…

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9 Jun

Mini-Camp Provides a Week of Firsts for Campers and Camp

June 9th, 2019 by

By Joshua Mussell Ozark, IL Each year, Camp Ondessonk gets a new generation of campers who are experiencing the wonder of Mini-Camp for the first time. Throughout the week, these…

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9 May

A renewed focus on camper progression during summer camp 2019

May 9th, 2019 by

By Alissa Hollmann- Camping Services Director This summer, returning campers should feel like things are a little different around camp.  With one of the highest enrollments we’ve seen in decades…

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8 May

Family News

May 8th, 2019 by

Submit your Family News:  online@ondessonk.com Matt and Erika Shively welcomed Gwendolyn Marie on October 4th, 2018 and look forward to the day when she can join big sister Madalyn at…

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6 May

Sustainable Farming

May 6th, 2019 by

By Dru Kee, Food Service Director This year marks Camp Ondessonk’s fifth of sustainable farming.  With the use of indoor seed starting, a greenhouse, 1600 square foot plot, and a…

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Getting your child ready for Camp

May 6th, 2019 by

    With Summer Camp right around the corner here are some tips to help your family prepare in getting your child ready for Camp.   Packing for Camp Learn More…

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11 Apr

The Director’s Desk

April 11th, 2019 by

By Dan King, Executive Director In July of 1959, Camp Ondessonk welcomed its first summer campers. Many, many individuals pitched in to prepare for opening day. Donors generously provided resources…

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The Masquerade Ball

April 11th, 2019 by

By Jamie Fields, Director of Development Camp Ondessonk celebrated its 2019 Masquerade Ball Gala on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights, Illinois. This…

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9 Apr

Ondessonk’s Mission Lasts All Year

April 9th, 2019 by

By Greg Santen, Program Services Director Keeping with our mission to provide outdoor as well as spiritual adventures for kids of all ages, Camp Ondessonk is a great destination for…

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