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Spring Newsletter Pete Korte Ondessonk SnapshotsOzark, IL: “It’s all for the kids!”

This year’s Camp Ondessonk golf benefit took place at the Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville, Illinois on September 9, 2017. In addition to the dedicated support of the volunteers, this event would not be possible without the support of many sponsors. The Premium Tournament Sponsors were Korte & Luitjohan Contractor’s, Inc., Beelman Ready Mix, Gelly Excavating, Kehrer Brothers Construction, and Prindable Insurance Agency. The Platinum Sponsors were Ameren, HD Supply, Huddle House, Keeley & Sons, Sachs Electric Company, SICAP, Vandevanter Engineering, Gerstner Plumbing, Midwest Municipal Supply, Thomas Young Sr., Revermann Chiropractic, and a sponsorship in memory of Dr. John Shively by Jim & Kate Shively. The Apparel Sponsor was Silkworm, Inc and the Food and Beverage Sponsors were Excel Bottling, US Foods, Trenton Processing, Robert “Chick” Fritz Distributing, and Howard Rakers.

Pete Korte’s involvement with Camp Ondessonk spans decades. His children and grandchildren attended Camp and served as counselors, and Pete and his generous employees have donated thousands of hours of their time, equipment and construction expertise to build Camp’s shower houses and a climbing wall, installing water and electric lines, and dozens of other building projects that help Camp keep tuition low for its campers.

In 2017, Camp Ondessonk served over 3,000 campers in their summer camp, with a majority from Illinois and Missouri.

“Camp Ondessonk provides exceptional outdoor and spiritual adventures, empowering kids of all ages,” said Dan King, Camp’s executive director. “Kids nowadays are bombarded with crazy schedules, mixed media messages and technology that fill their every moment. Camp Ondessonk is a place for them to escape and just be kids in a place that is accepting and nurturing.”

Thank you to Pete Korte and his family, Cheetah Horstmann and the employees at Korte & Luitjohan, and all the businesses, sponsors and golfers who have supported the campers of Camp Ondessonk for the last 22 amazing years!


About Camp Ondessonk:
Since 1959, Camp Ondessonk has been offering summer camp and leadership  development programs to youth ages 8 to 17.  The 
American Camp Association and Certified Horsemanship Association accredited programs and facilities give campers the opportunity to explore the outdoors while growing in self-esteem and respect for God’s creation. Camp Ondessonk also provides conference facilities, lodging, and a variety of programs for youth and adults throughout the year. More information is available at Ondessonk.com  or Facebook.com/Ondessonk.

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