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Horse Riding Lessons


Camp Ondessonk Tradtional Camp
Camp Ondessonk Traditional Camp

Traditional Camp

This is where it all started.

For 60 years, traditional summer camp programs have been the Ondessonk favorite for kids ages 10-15 years old. All children attending get an opportunity for horse riding lessons and horsemanship skills. 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
Horse Adventure Ages: 13-16

Horse Adventure

Teaching what matters most

Exploring the scenic backcountry trails of the Shawnee National Forest offers the perfect opportunity to expand horsemanship skills and develop riding skills.  Campers will receive instruction and supervision from CHA Certified Instructors throughout their trip.  Evenings are spent taking care of the horses, setting up the campsite, cooking meals, and relaxing around the campfire.  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

Horse Camp

Ages: 12-15

Camp Ondessonk has specially designed adventure summer camp programming for teenagers who love horses. Spend your days at the Ondessonk Stables receiving horse riding lessons, develop basic horsemanship and riding skills, and enjoy long rides through our pristine pasture lands and oak-hickory forested trails. Read More

Camp Ondessonk Counselors in training

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

Camp Ondessonk is a residential youth camp located in Ozark Illinois that provides horse riding lessons and trail rides for both children and adults.
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