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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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25 Jul

Growing Greens in the Camp Garden

July 25th, 2018 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens and Amanda Bailey | Ozark, IL At dinner each night, the salad bar is stocked full of delicious goodies grown in the Camp summer garden. From…

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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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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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30 May

Camp Ondessonk loves a parade

May 30th, 2018 by

By Ondessonk Staff OZARK, IL.  Camp Ondessonk will be participating in two upcoming parades.  Ondessonk staff, volunteers, and campers will be walking the parade route with the float sharing the…

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23 Apr

Howdy from Ondessonk Stables!

April 23rd, 2018 by

By Catherine Limkeman, Equestrian Director This has been a year of transition at the Ondessonk Stables. Meagan Walters handed the reins over to me, Catherine Limkeman. I now serve as…

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18 Apr

Meet Our Staff

April 18th, 2018 by

Meet Our Staff Javette Cox- Food Service Assistant Hometown:  Pittsfield, Il. Javette enjoys ensuring quality meals go out of Camp’s kitchen service window and being a role model for our…

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15 Apr

The Lodges of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha Celebrate 60 Years with a Renewed Interest in Teaching and Demonstrating What Matters Most.

April 15th, 2018 by

by Belinda Bauer and Emma Klues Today’s camp directors are well aware of the changing needs of youth programming and the increasing attention being given to social justice issues. As…

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13 Apr

Garden Fresh

April 13th, 2018 by

Garden Fresh By Dru Kee- Food Service Director We are proud to share that Camp Ondessonk is entering its fourth year of sustainable, on-site farming. A project that started with…

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9 Apr

The Benefits of Ondessonk Outdoor Education

April 9th, 2018 by

The Benefits of Ondessonk Outdoor Education by Greg Santen For more than 30 of Camp Ondessonk’s 59-year history, our gates have been open to school groups from all over the…

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Summer Camp through the Eyes of Parents

April 9th, 2018 by

Summer Camp through the Eyes of Parents By Alissa Hollmann, Camping Services Director It is springtime, and as soon as the calendar turns to April and the veggies go into…

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19 Feb

Camp Ondessonk Announces $75,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships

February 19th, 2018 by

Ozark, Illinois—Camp Ondessonk announces $75,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships available now through the generous gifts of supporters. These scholarships are for children who want to attend 2018 Summer Camp and…

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