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26 Jul

Volunteer Program Thrives in 2017

July 26th, 2017 by

  By Edwin Cook OZARK, IL:  Since the start of Camp Ondessonk, volunteers have been a driving force to the functionality and success of the Camp [Ondessonk] experience.  Many of…

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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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30 Jan

Camp Ondessonk Announces $50,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships

January 30th, 2017 by

Ozark, Illinois—Camp Ondessonk announces $50,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships available now through the generous gifts of supporters. These scholarships are for children who want to attend 2017 Summer Camp and…

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12 Jul

Why Become a Counselor in Training?

July 12th, 2016 by

Becoming a Counselor in Training (CIT) is the first step in a lifelong journey with Camp Ondessonk. While still a camper, a Counselor In Training enjoys the privileges and responsibilities…

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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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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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14 Apr

Ondessonk Stables Celebrates 30th Anniversary

April 14th, 2015 by

Camp Ondesssonk located in Ozark IL. recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary for the Ondessonk Stables.  Since 1959, Camp Ondessonk has followed its Vision and Core Values: Inspired by our Catholic tradition…

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7 Aug

10th Annual Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival

August 7th, 2014 by

The 10th Annual Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival Presented by:  Bike Surgeon October 24-26, Camp Ondessonk, Ozark Illinois The Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival (FTF) is on; and for this…

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28 Jul

Trail Skill #1 – Improvise

July 28th, 2014 by

[im-pruh-vahyz] 1. To compose and perform or deliver without previous preparation; 2. To make, provide, or arrange from whatever materials are readily available; 3. Shawnee definition – To MacGyver while…

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