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News

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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28 Jan

Six ways to support the Camp Ondessonk Gala 2019

January 28th, 2019 by

The Masquerade Ball will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Four Points Sheraton in Fairview Heights, IL. This fun-filled event will welcome many community and business leaders…

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2 Jan

Ondessonk Announces $84,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships

January 2nd, 2019 by

  Ozark, Illinois—Camp Ondessonk announces $84,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships available now through the generous gifts of supporters. These scholarships are for children who want to attend the 2019 Summer…

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1 Nov

LOCAL BUSINESSMAN HELPS TO RAISE NEARLY $700,000 FOR CAMP ONDESSONK OVER THE PAST 23 YEARS

November 1st, 2018 by

By Jamie Fields | Ozark IL “It’s all for the kids!” This simple, yet meaningful statement is a personal motto for Pete Korte, the owner of Korte & Luitjohan Contractor’s,…

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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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