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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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15 Feb

Qualified Charitable Distributions

February 15th, 2018 by

Qualified Charitable Distributions- Under the new tax law, those taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) can get a tax break even without itemizing by giving to charity. Using a Qualified Charitable Distribution…

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Planned giving is an investment in Camp’s future

February 15th, 2018 by

Planned giving is the process of making a significant charitable gift during a donor’s life or at death that is part of his or her financial or estate plan. Planned…

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22 Jan

What is Outdoor Education

January 22nd, 2018 by

What is Outdoor Education?  Camp Ondessonk works closely with educators and group leaders to create a dynamic experiential curriculum providing students with hands-on learning.  An Ondessonk Outdoor Education experience promotes group…

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16 Jan

The Benefits of Outdoor Education

January 16th, 2018 by

Recently Camp Ondessonk staff sat down with teacher Barbara Scarlett to discuss the benefits of Outdoor Education programs within her school’s curriculum. What educational, social, spiritual, and personal benefits do…

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12 Jan

Want to work at Camp this summer?

January 12th, 2018 by

What does it take to work at Camp Ondessonk for the summer? Camp Ondessonk welcomes all types of people to work at camp over the summer.  After all, we get…

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21 Nov

Please include Camp Ondessonk in your year-end giving plans!

November 21st, 2017 by

More than 3,000 children spent part of their summer at Camp Ondessonk this year. More than 3,000 children were given the opportunity to experience the magic of Camp. A place…

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7 Nov

Introducing our new Equestrian Director- Catherine Limkeman!

November 7th, 2017 by

Ozark, IL:  Catherine Limkeman is our new Equestrian Director.  She joined the Camp Ondessonk community in mid-October and in the last month she has been getting to know the program,…

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30 Oct

Introducing our new Program Coordinator- Nolan Hurst!

October 30th, 2017 by

                Our newest staff member to join the full-time team at Camp Ondessonk is Nolan Hurst.  Nolan grew up outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania,…

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4 Jul

The Benefits of Adventure Sessions at Camp Ondessonk

July 4th, 2017 by

By Edwin Cook OZARK, IL:  The Benefits of Adventure Sessions at Camp Ondessonk.  Session 2 of 2017 featured our Camper vs. Wild Adventure program, led by experienced counselor and outdoorsmen…

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3 Jul

Learning on the Fly Boosts our International Staff into Leadership Roles

July 3rd, 2017 by

By Edwin Cook OZARK, IL:  Throughout its history, Camp Ondessonk has proudly employed dozens of international staff members and the 2017 Camp season continues that trend.  Camp Ondessonk is excited…

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4 May

Join us for Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp July 2-8, 2017!

May 4th, 2017 by

Camp Ondessonk’s trip to the Nantahala Outdoor Center in the Smoky Mountains has become a great tradition the past several summers.  There are still plenty of spots available for this…

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