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News

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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6 May

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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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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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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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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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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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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