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21
Sep

A Retreat with a Purpose

September 21st, 2017 by

By Tom Gattuso- Program Coordinator Ozark, IL:  Our motto at Camp Ondessonk is, “teaching what matters most.” It is evident that camp excels at using the rustic out of doors…

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20
Sep

Maple Sugarin’ Weekend

September 20th, 2017 by

Camp Ondessonk in Ozark IL will be hosting the 4th Annual Maple-Sugarin’ Weekend March 2-3, 2018.  Maple syrup-making is an ancient, time-honored tradition. In the late winter months, maple trees begin their…

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18
Aug

Health Center Volunteers

August 18th, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: Located in the main area of Camp Ondessonk, the Health Center not only contains necessary medical supplies, but “[a] staff member with advanced medical…

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15
Aug

New Horses at Camp

August 15th, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: Rat patrol would have given volunteers Belinda Bauer and Jackie McKay and Equestrian Director Meagan Walters and Equestrian Coordinator Shandril Dayton a pass on Tuesday…

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7
Aug

A Slam Dunk and a Heepwah

August 7th, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: If you have seen John Hughes’s 1985 classic The Breakfast Club, you might remember a slam dunk and a “Heepwah!” In the iconic film,…

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2
Aug

Boondoggle at Handicrafts

August 2nd, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: Depending where you are in the United States, plastic lacing is also known as craft lace, Gimp, or lanyard. At Camp Ondessonk, it is…

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Aug

Camp as a Volunteer

August 2nd, 2017 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL: Right now, I am in the middle of a week-long adventure as a volunteer at Camp Ondessonk.  As a volunteer who is a former…

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26
Jul

Volunteer Program Thrives in 2017

July 26th, 2017 by

  By Edwin Cook OZARK, IL:  Since the start of Camp Ondessonk, volunteers have been a driving force to the functionality and success of the Camp [Ondessonk] experience.  Many of…

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4
Jul

The Benefits of Adventure Sessions at Camp Ondessonk

July 4th, 2017 by

By Edwin Cook OZARK, IL:  The Benefits of Adventure Sessions at Camp Ondessonk.  Session 2 of 2017 featured our Camper vs. Wild Adventure program, led by experienced counselor and outdoorsmen…

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3
Jul

Learning on the Fly Boosts our International Staff into Leadership Roles

July 3rd, 2017 by

By Edwin Cook OZARK, IL:  Throughout its history, Camp Ondessonk has proudly employed dozens of international staff members and the 2017 Camp season continues that trend.  Camp Ondessonk is excited…

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21
Jun

Our experienced Mini Camp staff have paved the way for the expansion and success of Chiwatenhwa and Aonnetta

June 21st, 2017 by

OZARK, IL; The Monsignor John T. Fournie Mini Camp Village has been one of the most rapidly expanding attractions at Camp Ondessonk.  During our first few sessions of 2017, we…

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20
Jun

MINI CAMPER PICK UP 6/21 * CHANGES!!

June 20th, 2017 by

Attention Mini Camper Parents! We are excited to have you back tomorrow morning to pick up your campers after 3 awesome days of camp.  Due to construction on our parking…

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