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7 Apr

Packing for Camp

April 7th, 2016 by

Packing for Camp Packing wisely can help ensure a good camp experience. Please make sure that spending money, medicines, swimsuit and towel are packed on top for easy access during…

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4 Apr

Hiring and Training our 2016 Summer Staff

April 4th, 2016 by

Hiring and Training our 2016 Summer Staff By Alissa Hollmann- Camping Services Director Staff training begins Memorial Day weekend and in just a few short weeks camp will again be…

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31 Mar

Helping Campers Prepare for Summer Camp

March 31st, 2016 by

Helping Campers Prepare for Summer Camp-  By Olivia Hammond- Program Coordinator Many of our Campers have registered for Summer Camp and are counting down the days until they arrive. Whether…

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16 Feb

Ondessonk Staff Visit Catholic Schools

February 16th, 2016 by

Over the past two months our seasonal program staff, Anne Rutledge, Chris Sedivy, Jake Pasdertz, and Xavier Tolbert along with some of the full-time staff, Program Coordinator, Olivia Hammond and Program Director,…

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1 Dec

Today is #GivingTuesday – Anna’s Story

December 1st, 2015 by

“You inspire me to be the best counselor I can be.” I am Anna, and I’m writing on behalf of Camp Ondessonk to ask for your support today for #GivingTuesday!…

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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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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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