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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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21 Oct

New Monsignor Fournie Mini Camp Village gets “Two Big Thumbs Up!”

October 21st, 2015 by

“Thanks to everyone who helped build Mini Camp Village. We really love this place and give it two thumbs up!” said Josh, who was one of the first Chiwatenhwa mini…

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6 Aug

Challenge By Choice

August 6th, 2015 by

“We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges,” says Joyce Meyer, a Christian author and speaker. Camp Ondessonk encourages campers to step outside of their…

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7 Jul

Built By Volunteers

July 7th, 2015 by

Ondessonk volunteers have been serving Camp for 56 years. With at least 150 volunteers participating per summer, Camp greatly benefits from the hours of work they put in. Lucia Hodges, Ondessonk’s Volunteer…

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Ondessonk Adventure Camp

July 7th, 2015 by

Pack your bags and step outside. A world of adventure awaits. Whether you like to hike, ride horses, or spend your day on the water, Camp Ondessonk provides an adventure our campers…

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3 Jul

All About The Adventure Programs

July 3rd, 2015 by

We recently sat down with Evan Coulson former Camping Services Director at Camp Ondessonk to talk about the importance of adventure programming for youth.  Evan is now serving as an…

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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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21 Apr

Camp Receives Grant from YSSA

April 21st, 2015 by

Thanks to the grant-writing efforts of camp volunteers Don Koehler and Larry Davis, the Board of Directors of the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) selected Camp Ondessonk to receive an…

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18 Apr

Final Four Videos

April 18th, 2015 by

Camp Ondessonk recently teamed up with film students at SWIC (Southwestern Illinois College) to create 30 second commercials.  The following  are the final four videos submitted by the SWIC students…

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10 Apr

Camp Ondessonk- The Director’s Desk

April 10th, 2015 by

When I returned for my third year as a camper I thought of myself as an expert on Camp Ondessonk.  We camped nearby at Ferne Clyffe State Park, so our…

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29 Oct

Early Bird Registration is Open!

October 29th, 2014 by

Early Bird Registration Begins Oct. 1st. The Early Bird Super Session discount pricing may not be used with Tuition Assistance Programs. Early Bird Super Session discount pricing is only valid from…

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