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21 Jun

Our experienced Mini Camp staff have paved the way for the expansion and success of Chiwatenhwa and Aonnetta

June 21st, 2017 by

OZARK, IL; The Monsignor John T. Fournie Mini Camp Village has been one of the most rapidly expanding attractions at Camp Ondessonk.  During our first few sessions of 2017, we…

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24 Jun

Let’s Go On A Camp Ondessonk Adventure!

June 24th, 2016 by

  Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure! Adventure Camps at Camp Ondessonk are geared towards campers who are looking for an exciting new alternative to traditional camp….

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10 Jun

Welcome to the Monsignor Fournie Mini Camp Village!

June 10th, 2016 by

  Full of surprises, growth, and new friends, Mini Camp proves itself to be an ultimate camp experience. The Monsignor Fournie Mini Camp Village caters to a younger age group…

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29 May

Camp Ondessonk Hosts CHA Instructor Certification Clinic August 14th-19th 2016

May 29th, 2016 by

Before coming to Camp Ondessonk I didn’t k now what the Certified Horsemanship Associations, or CHA, was or did.  Now, I am a certified instructor and working in a CHA…

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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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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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7 Dec

What it means to me

December 7th, 2015 by

Jake Daniels English 3 Composition Mrs. Allen 12/3/15 What it means to me I was twelve years old when I first felt that feeling. I had just moved to a…

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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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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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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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