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17 Jun

Sit Down with Veteran Ondessonk Staff Memeber, Greg Santen

June 17th, 2019 by

By Joshua Mussell Each year, we get a new generation of Camp Ondessonk staff. It is up to the veterans to help the new staff get immersed in Camp culture…

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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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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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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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2 Jan

Ondessonk Announces $84,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships

January 2nd, 2019 by

  Ozark, Illinois—Camp Ondessonk announces $84,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships available now through the generous gifts of supporters. These scholarships are for children who want to attend the 2019 Summer…

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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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10 Jul

Labor Day

July 10th, 2018 by

Summertime…this is our favorite time. Camp is bustling with campers having the time of their life. It’s hard to believe that it is already July, and summer will be over…

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Metro East Golf Benefit

July 10th, 2018 by

The 2018 Camp Ondessonk Metro East Golf Benefit, which was held on June 15, 2018, was a huge success thanks in large part to the volunteer committee who organized the…

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6 Jul

Exciting Developments for Future Campers

July 6th, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey From Challenge to Council and East Side to West Side, Camp Ondessonk is developing and improving activity areas for future campers. Below are 3 additions to Camp’s…

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