NEW Spiritual Retreat Program Offerings
Our motto at Camp Ondessonk is, “Teaching what matters most.” It is evident that camp excels at using the rustic out of doors experience to teach about resilience, confidence, communication, self-esteem, courage, perseverance and so much more. These are the things that “matter most” to be sure and the camp has found the winning formula when it comes to their instruction. However, we have not been able to offer in the way of programmed activities, and that is a spiritual and retreat curriculum. Starting in 2018 that will all change as we open the doors to our new Spiritual Retreat Program Curriculum.
There will be two options for school groups wishing to utilize these new additions. The first choice is to incorporate spiritual sessions into an outdoor education visit. This will allow for students to learn teambuilding and outdoor lessons and include one or two faith-based courses into their stay. The second option is by attending a facilitated Ondessonk Retreat. During an Ondessonk Retreat teachers will pick the sessions they would like to see, both faith-based and group challenge, and the Ondessonk Staff will lead students through a faith-building experience as they have never seen before.
The combination of these curriculum elements will create a unique and impactful experience while holding true to the Camp Ondessonk way of doing things. As always, we are striving to better ourselves and bring the new and innovative curriculum to our participants. These elements of curriculum create a powerful way to teach what matters most. We are open to those wishing to come for Sacrament Preparation as well as any faith denomination looking to grow spiritually.
For Spiritual Retreat Program registration, contact Nolan Hurst 618.695.2489 ext. 116.