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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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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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26 Jul

Volunteer Program Thrives in 2017

July 26th, 2017 by

  By Edwin Cook OZARK, IL:  Since the start of Camp Ondessonk, volunteers have been a driving force to the functionality and success of the Camp [Ondessonk] experience.  Many of…

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26 Apr

Camp Spirituality

April 26th, 2017 by

Camp Spirituality- “We have received this world as an inheritance from past generations, but also as a loan from future generations, to whom we will have to return it!” Pope Francis…

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25 Apr

Ondessonk Snapshots

April 25th, 2017 by

Ondessonk Snapshots-  To submit your Ondessonk Snapshots contact Tony Vrooman at tony.vrooman@ondessonk.com   Walker Selby poses with the twelve chairs he and his fellow scouts built for camp    …

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14 Nov

Goals and Objectives of Camp Ondessonk

November 14th, 2016 by

Goals and Objectives of Camp Ondessonk’s Summer Camp programs: To provide enriching experiences during the summer months for the educational and spiritual growth of people of all ages. Staff participates…

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31 Oct

Summer 2016 Wrap-Up

October 31st, 2016 by

Summer 2016 Wrap-Up By Alissa Hollmann Camping Services Director From June 4 to August 6 of this year, campers crossed the covered bridge 2922 times to begin a new session…

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26 Oct

Where are they now: Katie Carpenter

October 26th, 2016 by

Where are they now: Katie Carpenter  By Katie Bertelsmen Heepwah, Go Irish and Fly Navy are a few mottos close to Katie Carpenter’s heart. The satisfaction of service to others…

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12 Jul

Why Become a Counselor in Training?

July 12th, 2016 by

Becoming a Counselor in Training (CIT) is the first step in a lifelong journey with Camp Ondessonk. While still a camper, a Counselor In Training enjoys the privileges and responsibilities…

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