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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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30 Jun

Boys Week in the Shawnee National Forest

June 30th, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey and Sarah Petrowich Boys Week, 2018, has campers encouraging themselves to dance in the rain. Through many rounds of rainy day games, activities in the mud, damp…

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25 Jun

A Kentucky Equine Excursion

June 25th, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey Five campers travel four and a half hours out of the Shawnee National Forest to Lexington, Kentucky–the horse capital of the world, for Kentucky Equine Excursion (KEE)….

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8 Jun

Mini Camp Carnival

June 8th, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey & Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL According to the American Camp Association, there are approximately 11 million campers who attend day and overnight summer camps each year….

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1 Nov

Application open for 2018 Summer Camp Counselor positions!

November 1st, 2017 by

Our 2018 application is open for all summer camp positions.  From cooks to marketing, wranglers to lifeguards, we have over 100 positions available for anyone 17 and over and who…

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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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14 Mar

Camp Ondessonk Announces $50,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships

March 14th, 2016 by

PRESS RELEASE 3-14-2016 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 2016…

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