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28
Jun

Camp Ondessonk’s move toward self-sustainability pays off

June 28th, 2018 by

By SUZANNE KOZIATEK Staff writer –The Messenger Our Catholic Family’s Connection At Camp Ondessonk’s dining hall, the salad bar is not an afterthought. “Our salad bar is a big deal…

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26
Jun

Tips from a Camp Doctor who is also a Camp Dad

June 26th, 2018 by

By Dr. Chris Wangard 1) The new system for health forms is a little different than previous years.  When completing your children’s health information, EVEN IF THEY DON’T TAKE ROUTINE…

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25
Jun

A Kentucky Equine Excursion

June 25th, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey Five campers travel four and a half hours out of the Shawnee National Forest to Lexington, Kentucky–the horse capital of the world, for Kentucky Equine Excursion (KEE)….

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16
Jun

Unique Adventure Camp Experiences

June 16th, 2018 by

By Kristin Marie Bivens “Ondessonk’s Adventure Camps provide an opportunity for your child to step out of their comfort zone, learn from qualified staff about the hard skills necessary for…

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8
Jun

Mini Camp Carnival

June 8th, 2018 by

By Amanda Bailey & Kristin Marie Bivens Ozark, IL According to the American Camp Association, there are approximately 11 million campers who attend day and overnight summer camps each year….

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30
May

Camp Ondessonk loves a parade

May 30th, 2018 by

By Ondessonk Staff OZARK, IL.  Camp Ondessonk will be participating in two upcoming parades.  Ondessonk staff, volunteers, and campers will be walking the parade route with the float sharing the…

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23
Apr

Howdy from Ondessonk Stables!

April 23rd, 2018 by

By Catherine Limkeman, Equestrian Director This has been a year of transition at the Ondessonk Stables. Meagan Walters handed the reins over to me, Catherine Limkeman. I now serve as…

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18
Apr

Meet Our Staff

April 18th, 2018 by

Meet Our Staff Javette Cox- Food Service Assistant Hometown:  Pittsfield, Il. Javette enjoys ensuring quality meals go out of Camp’s kitchen service window and being a role model for our…

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15
Apr

The Lodges of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha Celebrate 60 Years with a Renewed Interest in Teaching and Demonstrating What Matters Most.

April 15th, 2018 by

by Belinda Bauer and Emma Klues Today’s camp directors are well aware of the changing needs of youth programming and the increasing attention being given to social justice issues. As…

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13
Apr

Garden Fresh

April 13th, 2018 by

Garden Fresh By Dru Kee- Food Service Director We are proud to share that Camp Ondessonk is entering its fourth year of sustainable, on-site farming. A project that started with…

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9
Apr

The Benefits of Ondessonk Outdoor Education

April 9th, 2018 by

The Benefits of Ondessonk Outdoor Education by Greg Santen For more than 30 of Camp Ondessonk’s 59-year history, our gates have been open to school groups from all over the…

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Apr

Summer Camp through the Eyes of Parents

April 9th, 2018 by

Summer Camp through the Eyes of Parents By Alissa Hollmann, Camping Services Director It is springtime, and as soon as the calendar turns to April and the veggies go into…

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