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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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16 Apr

Camp Spirit by Dan King

April 16th, 2014 by

It’s known as “camp magic” or “camp spirit,” and embraced by campers and staff alike who feel that special energy alive at camp. I won’t deny there’s magic here— but…

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10 Apr

Camp Ondessonk Stable News

April 10th, 2014 by

Camp Ondessonk Stable News- Hello from the Ondessonk Stables! Spring is in the air and we are excited to dust off the saddles and ride the trails this summer! The barn…

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6 Apr

2014 Spring Lodge Workshop

April 6th, 2014 by

2014 Spring Lodge Workshop What: The Lodges of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha Spring Reunion. When: Friday, April 11th through Sunday April 13th, 2014. Where: Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, IL Who: ALL interested…

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5 Apr

Week of Camp Raffle

April 5th, 2014 by

Week of Camp Raffle April 30 Win a Week of Camp! Rafffle Drawing Date: April 30, 2014 Download a Week of Camp Raffle Ticket Request Form  Raffle Ticket Donation: $5 each…

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4 Apr

Camp Ondessonk Lodge Updates

April 4th, 2014 by

Camp Ondessonk Lodge Updates:  Following an amazing summer, The Lodges of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha have continued to represent and carry out the spirit of Camp Ondessonk in their own communities. In October,…

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2 Apr

Camp Ondessonk Hires New Program Director

April 2nd, 2014 by

Camp Ondessonk recently hired Greg Santen to serve as the new program director. Still, he is anything but new to the Ondessonk community. Greg was a camper from 1991-1995 and…

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1 Apr

Outdoor Education and Getting Ready for Summer Camp

April 1st, 2014 by

I sometimes laugh at the term “off-season” in reference to the winter months here at Camp Ondessonk.  I am happy to say that we’ve had a very busy and productive…

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