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News

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May

A renewed focus on camper progression during summer camp 2019

May 9th, 2019 by

By Alissa Hollmann- Camping Services Director This summer, returning campers should feel like things are a little different around camp.  With one of the highest enrollments we’ve seen in decades…

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May

Family News

May 8th, 2019 by

Submit your Family News:  online@ondessonk.com Matt and Erika Shively welcomed Gwendolyn Marie on October 4th, 2018 and look forward to the day when she can join big sister Madalyn at…

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May

Sustainable Farming

May 6th, 2019 by

By Dru Kee, Food Service Director This year marks Camp Ondessonk’s fifth of sustainable farming.  With the use of indoor seed starting, a greenhouse, 1600 square foot plot, and a…

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May

Getting your child ready for Camp

May 6th, 2019 by

    With Summer Camp right around the corner here are some tips to help your family prepare in getting your child ready for Camp.   Packing for Camp Learn More…

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Apr

The Director’s Desk

April 11th, 2019 by

By Dan King, Executive Director In July of 1959, Camp Ondessonk welcomed its first summer campers. Many, many individuals pitched in to prepare for opening day. Donors generously provided resources…

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Apr

The Masquerade Ball

April 11th, 2019 by

By Jamie Fields, Director of Development Camp Ondessonk celebrated its 2019 Masquerade Ball Gala on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights, Illinois. This…

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Apr

Ondessonk’s Mission Lasts All Year

April 9th, 2019 by

By Greg Santen, Program Services Director Keeping with our mission to provide outdoor as well as spiritual adventures for kids of all ages, Camp Ondessonk is a great destination for…

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Mar

2019 Camp Ondessonk Gala Schedule

March 1st, 2019 by

4:00 p.m Mass Holy Trinity Fairview Heights IL. 5:30 p.m.  Registration Opens   Silent and Super Silent Auctions Begin   Remember to purchase tickets for the first pick, Muscle Milk…

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Jan

Six ways to support the Camp Ondessonk Gala 2019

January 28th, 2019 by

The Masquerade Ball will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Four Points Sheraton in Fairview Heights, IL. This fun-filled event will welcome many community and business leaders…

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2
Jan

Ondessonk Announces $84,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships

January 2nd, 2019 by

  Ozark, Illinois—Camp Ondessonk announces $84,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships available now through the generous gifts of supporters. These scholarships are for children who want to attend the 2019 Summer…

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1
Nov

LOCAL BUSINESSMAN HELPS TO RAISE NEARLY $700,000 FOR CAMP ONDESSONK OVER THE PAST 23 YEARS

November 1st, 2018 by

By Jamie Fields | Ozark IL “It’s all for the kids!” This simple, yet meaningful statement is a personal motto for Pete Korte, the owner of Korte & Luitjohan Contractor’s,…

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3
Oct

Personal Growth through Adventure

October 3rd, 2018 by

About a month after the dust settled on the 2018 Summer Camp Season, I sat down with campers Walker Selby, Abbie Hernandez, and Josie Hooten, who were willing to share…

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