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Shawnee Zip Line Adventure teen summer camp, scholarship

The 2022 Scholarship Application Period opens on January 3, 2022. Questions may be directed to the 877-659-2267, x109.


Funding Status: Funds not available until January 3, 2022.


To donate to our Scholarship Fund, click here.

A maximum of $669 tuition assistance will be awarded per camper. A sliding scale is used to determine the amount of award based on adjusted gross income and household size. Please be sure to read page 2 of the application for required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Camp Ondessonk is an equal opportunity provider of summer camp programs. Scholarship awards are made without regard to geographic location, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability or another legally protected status.

All programs/camps offered at Camp Ondessonk are eligible for scholarship funding.

2022 Monsignor Fournie Scholarship Request Form (COMING SOON!)

Due to the high volume of calls, please review the Frequently Asked Questions before calling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is scholarship funding still available?
The Funding Status at the top of the page will indicate if we still have funds available.

Do I have to register my camper and pay the deposit before applying for a scholarship?
No, you are not required to pre-register or pay a deposit to determine eligibility.  If you qualify for partial tuition assistance, your registration and deposit must be submitted before scholarship funding is applied.

What paperwork do I need to provide in addition to the application?
Financial documentation must accompany the application. Supporting financial documentation includes a copy of federal or state income taxes (first two pages) or qualifications for one of the following: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid.  Documentation must also provide proof of guardianship.

I haven’t filed my 2021 taxes yet. Does that mean I have to wait until I file them?
No. A copy of your most recent tax return is acceptable.

Can I use the scholarship funds for my deposit?
If you are eligible for full tuition, then a deposit payment is not required. If you are receiving a partial scholarship, you will need to pay the minimum deposit to register your camper.  Scholarship funds are credited to your account after you register.

I signed up for the Early Bird Discount. Can I still apply for a scholarship?
Scholarships are awarded off of the Rate A tuition. You can still apply for the scholarship, but your rate will be changed from Early Bird to Rate A.  Scholarships are only awarded if you will save additional funds, so you have nothing to lose.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
Only if you have more than one camper. Only one scholarship per camper is allowed.

Are there any other discounts I can receive?
Multi-camper and multi-session discounts are the only discounts that can be combined with scholarships.

To apply for a 2022 Camp Ondessonk Scholarship, please click here for the application and instructions. Only applications completed in full and accompanied with required documentation will be processed!

If you have additional questions, please call 877-659-2267, x109.


Please help us to continue sending kids to camp!

There are three ways to make a contribution:

 1.   Click here to donate online

2.   Download a Camp Ondessonk donation form and mail it to:

Camp Ondessonk
3760 Ondessonk Road
Ozark, IL 62972

3.   Call 618-695-2489 x109 to pay by credit card over the phone. (Be sure to specify scholarships when you call with your donation!)

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