Tucked amidst the lush, rolling landscapes of the Shawnee National Forest, Camp Ondessonk stands as a beacon of outdoor adventure and lifelong memories.
Our summer camp program in Belleville, IL, is no ordinary experience—it’s a journey of discovery, friendship, and growth. For over 60 years, we’ve been creating magic, inviting children aged 8-16 to delve into the natural beauty of our 983-acre woodland paradise.
Our Summer Camp
Our summer camp offers an exhilarating blend of exploration, learning, and fun. From horseback riding lessons with our exceptional equestrian team to hiking and mountain biking through scenic trails, every day is a new adventure.
Enrolling in our summer camp program offers a myriad of benefits that go beyond enjoying the great outdoors. It provides a structured opportunity for children to grow. Kids become more independent and self-confident, while also learning to work collaboratively with others.
They develop a deep appreciation for nature and the environment. It’s an escape from technology where they can be physically active and engage in unique, hands-on learning experiences. Most importantly, our summer camp in Belleville, IL fosters lifelong friendships and memories, all while having the time of their lives.
Owned by the Belleville Catholic Diocese, our welcoming camp opens its arms to people of all religious creeds, fostering a nurturing, inclusive environment. This summer, we invite you to register your kids for a truly enriching and unforgettable experience at Camp Ondessonk!