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Mission, Vision and Core Values


Exceptional outdoor and spiritual adventures empowering kids of all ages

Vision and Core Values

Inspired by our Catholic tradition and commitment to the growth of people and faith, we will:

  • Operate a world class camp in a spectacular natural environment
  • Inspire leadership, self-confidence and lifelong learning
  • Promote stewardship and appreciation of God’s gifts

Core Values:

  • Stewardship of God’s gifts
  • Personal development and leadership
  • Building community
  • Adventure and fun
  • Conscientious use of resources
  • Honoring tradition and embracing innovation
  • Respect for all
Camp Ondessonk Tradtional Camp
Camp Ondessonk Traditional Camp

Traditional Camp

This is where it all started.

For 59 years, Our mission and vision has been embedded in traditional summer camp programs for kids ages 10-15 years old. Learn and perfect skills like canoeing, archery, horseback riding, and more. At night, roast marshmallows over campfires, or play an all-camp game of extreme flashlight tag.  Read More

Camp Ondessonk Mini Camp and Mini Camp Explorers
Mission & Vision


Mini Camp & Mini Camp Explorers

Teaching what matters most

All summer camp programs are modified to best serve the mini-camp age group.  With one Ondessonk counselor for every three or four campers, mini campers receive nearly constant guidance and companionship from our caring staff.  Read More

Camp Ondessonk Small Town Big Deal
Camp Ondessonk a residential youth summer camp was recently featured on the new hit television show Small Town Big Deal on RFD-TV.Watch Video
Camp Ondessonk Adventure Camp
Camp Ondessonk Mountain Biking Adventure Camp

Adventure Camps

Programs designed for teenagers.

Camp Ondessonk mission and vision has specially designed adventure summer camp programming for teenagers including:  Mountain biking, Backpacking, Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing and River Adventure.
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Camp Ondessonk Counselors in training
CIT- Counselors In Training


Counselors in Training

Ages:  15 years only

The CIT program is a two-week leadership development session designed to prepare participants for possible future counselor positions.  Read More


How to apply for a Camp Ondessonk Scholarship

The Gift of Camp

In an effort to make Camp Ondessonk more accessible to children of all economic means, three scholarship opportunities are available. Read More

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