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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

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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8 Apr

Spring 2015 Outdoor Education Season

April 8th, 2015 by

After a long, cold, and snowy winter, we are finally arcing toward the sun once again and the 2015 Spring Outdoor Education Staff is ready to begin another busy season. …

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30 Apr

Father Son Weekend

April 30th, 2014 by

Participants couldn’t have asked for better weather during the Father Son Weekend event at Camp Ondessonk April 25-27.  Campers of all ages enjoyed nature hikes experiencing first hand some of…

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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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15 Apr

Advice for Campers- Kate Burgauer

April 15th, 2014 by

A Little Bit About Me Mosquitoes love me, horseflies fear me, and campers still tell me they laugh at  my silly jokes.  Even though I have a grown-up job, I…

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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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