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Events

12th Annual Ondessonk Trail Races

Come out to Camp O on Saturday, October 22rd for our 12th Annual Ondessonk Trail Races! This year's races will include the popular Manchester 10k and a family-friendly 5k Fun Run. Start Times: Manchester 10k: 9AM 5k Fun Run: 9:30AM Register Now: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Ozark/OndessonkTrailRaces

Camp Ondessonk Fall Festival

Hours: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Capacity: 1,000 Age: All ages FREE Admission FESTIVAL ATTRACTIONS • Pony Rides • Face Painting • Rock Wall • Handicrafts • Archery • Local Vendors If you are interested in becoming a Vendor for this event, please submit the following application: https://form.jotform.com/221025914061141 If you have any questions or are…
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Walking With God Retreat

John Muir once wrote, “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join the Ondessonk Retreat Team for a weekend walking “with Nature”. This spiritual retreat will be a time to step outside of the everyday hustle and bustle to be nourished through nature, community, and faith. Throughout the weekend select…
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Closed to Public

Camp is closed to the public for registered deer hunting this weekend. No hiking! Thank you!

Santa Parade – Optimist Club of Belleville

Wear your Camp O gear and join us for the Santa Parade hosted by the Optimist Club of Belleville. The parade route will begin in beautiful downtown Belleville IL. at the intersection of North 3rd and West A Street and proceed south on 3rd St to West Main. The parade will disband at Union United…
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Closed to Public

Camp is closed to the public for registered deer hunting this weekend. No hiking! Thank you!

OPEN CAMPING

Join us for an open camping weekend! Please fill out a Reservation Request or contact the Ondessonk Office with questions at (618) 695-2489. Thank you!

FREE! Young Adult – Advent Reflection Retreat

As you journey closer to Christmas, join the Ondessonk Retreat Team for a weekend with a variety of readings, discussions, rituals, and reflections. This is a perfect weekend to take a moment away from the Christmas preparations to prepare your own heart and mind for the coming of Jesus. Together retreatants will reflect on the…
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Office Closed for Christmas

The Camp Ondessonk office will be closed for the Christmas holidays starting Thursday, December 22nd, 2022 and will resume activity Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023. If you would like to hike on property, please check in at the Kiosk in the Parking Lot. Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

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