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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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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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30 May

Camp Ondessonk Staff Orientation Video

May 30th, 2014 by

Camp Ondessonk recently released a staff orientation video highlighting the new 2014 Summer counselors and employees.  All individuals working at Ondessonk choose the job because of a strong desire to…

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16 May

August 17-22 Camp Ondessonk will host a CHA Standard Instructor Certification Clinic

May 16th, 2014 by

August 17-22 Camp Ondessonk will host a CHA Standard Instructor Certification Clinic. The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) has developed a highly respected certification process where riding instructors are evaluated in…

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24 Apr

Camp Ondessonk Camping Services Director Brian Croft

April 24th, 2014 by

Recently Camp Ondessonk Camping Services Director Brian Croft presented at the AEE– Association for Experiential Education Conference in Denver CO.   The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) is a nonprofit, professional…

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17 Apr

Ondessonk Community by Jason Valentine

April 17th, 2014 by

One of the hardest things to describe to a person who has never been to Camp Ondessonk is defining “Camp People”.  In my limited way, I will try to show…

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