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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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19
Feb

Camp Ondessonk Announces $75,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships

February 19th, 2018 by

Ozark, Illinois—Camp Ondessonk announces $75,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships available now through the generous gifts of supporters. These scholarships are for children who want to attend 2018 Summer Camp and…

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15
Feb

Qualified Charitable Distributions

February 15th, 2018 by

Qualified Charitable Distributions- Under the new tax law, those taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) can get a tax break even without itemizing by giving to charity. Using a Qualified Charitable Distribution…

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Feb

Planned giving is an investment in Camp’s future

February 15th, 2018 by

Planned giving is the process of making a significant charitable gift during a donor’s life or at death that is part of his or her financial or estate plan. Planned…

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22
Jan

What is Outdoor Education

January 22nd, 2018 by

What is Outdoor Education?  Camp Ondessonk works closely with educators and group leaders to create a dynamic experiential curriculum providing students with hands-on learning.  An Ondessonk Outdoor Education experience promotes group…

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16
Jan

The Benefits of Outdoor Education

January 16th, 2018 by

Recently Camp Ondessonk staff sat down with teacher Barbara Scarlett to discuss the benefits of Outdoor Education programs within her school’s curriculum. What educational, social, spiritual, and personal benefits do…

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12
Jan

Want to work at Camp this summer?

January 12th, 2018 by

What does it take to work at Camp Ondessonk for the summer? Camp Ondessonk welcomes all types of people to work at camp over the summer.  After all, we get…

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8
Jan

Ondessonk Staff Visit Catholic Schools and PSR Programs

January 8th, 2018 by

For the next two months program staff, Amanda Bailey, Jessie Dickerson, Ryan Kiefer, and Mary Regan along with some of the full-time faculty, Program Coordinator, Nolan Hurst and Program Director, Greg Santen,…

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5
Jan

NEW Spiritual Retreat Program Offerings

January 5th, 2018 by

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,…

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4
Jan

Teenage Summer Camp Adventures

January 4th, 2018 by

Is my teenager too old for summer camp?  We get asked that question a lot by parents, but our answer is always a simple “No.”  Camp Ondessonk located in the…

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