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News

13 Jun

Spring Lodge Reunion 2019

June 13th, 2019 by

On the weekend of April 12 – 14, the annual Spring Lodge Reunion was held down at Camp Ondessonk. This year we had 51 Lodge Member join us for the…

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12 Jun

Stable News

June 12th, 2019 by

Stable News By Catherine Limkeman- Equestrian Director This month in the Stable News we are featuring our 15 year old, red roan, Mustang mare named Vegas. Vegas has been at…

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9 Jun

Mini-Camp Provides a Week of Firsts for Campers and Camp

June 9th, 2019 by

By Joshua Mussell Ozark, IL Each year, Camp Ondessonk gets a new generation of campers who are experiencing the wonder of Mini-Camp for the first time. Throughout the week, these…

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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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8 May

Family News

May 8th, 2019 by

Submit your Family News:  online@ondessonk.com Matt and Erika Shively welcomed Gwendolyn Marie on October 4th, 2018 and look forward to the day when she can join big sister Madalyn at…

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6 May

Sustainable Farming

May 6th, 2019 by

By Dru Kee, Food Service Director This year marks Camp Ondessonk’s fifth of sustainable farming.  With the use of indoor seed starting, a greenhouse, 1600 square foot plot, and a…

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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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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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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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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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