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3 Oct

Personal Growth through Adventure

October 3rd, 2018 by

About a month after the dust settled on the 2018 Summer Camp Season, I sat down with campers Walker Selby, Abbie Hernandez, and Josie Hooten, who were willing to share…

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26 Sep

Where are they now? Eric Schauster

September 26th, 2018 by

Where are they now?  By Ondessonk Staff We recently sat down with Eric Schauster Assistant Director of Economic Development for the City of Belleville, IL.  Tell me how you first…

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24 Sep

Camp Ondessonk Outdoor Education Staff Welcomes Many New School Groups in 2018

September 24th, 2018 by

The Camp Ondessonk Outdoor Education Staff is already hard at work on another busy season as late summer fades into fall.  The sun and the trees are already showing signs…

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14 Aug

Free Ondessonk Screen Saver

August 14th, 2018 by

Download your free Covered Bridge Ondessonk Screen Saver. Covered Bridge Background Image Right click on the image below and choose, “save image as”.              …

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23 Jul

New Positions for Ondessonk Summer Staff Promote Positivity and Success

July 23rd, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey        Staff and campers have a week full of activities, cheering and skipping through the trails of Camp Ondessonk. Behind the scenes, there are new…

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16 Jul

2018 Girls’ Week

July 16th, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey While taking a walk around Lake Echon, one can hear the echoes of Disney-themed music from Unit to Unit. From Pirates of the Caribbean to Kim Possible, campers…

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10 Jul

Labor Day

July 10th, 2018 by

Summertime…this is our favorite time. Camp is bustling with campers having the time of their life. It’s hard to believe that it is already July, and summer will be over…

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Metro East Golf Benefit

July 10th, 2018 by

The 2018 Camp Ondessonk Metro East Golf Benefit, which was held on June 15, 2018, was a huge success thanks in large part to the volunteer committee who organized the…

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6 Jul

Exciting Developments for Future Campers

July 6th, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey From Challenge to Council and East Side to West Side, Camp Ondessonk is developing and improving activity areas for future campers. Below are 3 additions to Camp’s…

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30 Jun

Boys Week in the Shawnee National Forest

June 30th, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey and Sarah Petrowich Boys Week, 2018, has campers encouraging themselves to dance in the rain. Through many rounds of rainy day games, activities in the mud, damp…

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28 Jun

Camp Ondessonk’s move toward self-sustainability pays off

June 28th, 2018 by

By SUZANNE KOZIATEK Staff writer –The Messenger Our Catholic Family’s Connection At Camp Ondessonk’s dining hall, the salad bar is not an afterthought. “Our salad bar is a big deal…

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26 Jun

Tips from a Camp Doctor who is also a Camp Dad

June 26th, 2018 by

By Dr. Chris Wangard 1) The new system for health forms is a little different than previous years.  When completing your children’s health information, EVEN IF THEY DON’T TAKE ROUTINE…

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