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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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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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1 Jul

Volunteers at Camp Ondessonk

July 1st, 2016 by

Volunteers are the heart of Camp Ondessonk.  They give their time and really love being a part of the camp atmosphere. Sometimes they are reminiscing of their own time as a…

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29 May

Camp Ondessonk Hosts CHA Instructor Certification Clinic August 14th-19th 2016

May 29th, 2016 by

Before coming to Camp Ondessonk I didn’t k now what the Certified Horsemanship Associations, or CHA, was or did.  Now, I am a certified instructor and working in a CHA…

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12 Apr

Spring 2016 Outdoor Education Season

April 12th, 2016 by

Spring 2016 Outdoor Education Season By Greg Santen- Program Director We are reveling in the early Spring weather here in the Shawnee – already being serenaded at night through cracked…

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14 Mar

2017 Camp Ondessonk Board of Directors

March 14th, 2016 by

2017 Camp Ondessonk Board of Directors  Dr. Christopher Wangard, President Pediatric Hospitalist Site Supervisor, Anderson Hospital Glennon Care Pediatric Associates Tracy Beckham Phipps, Vice President Attorney Herzog Crebs LLP Sara…

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