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Summer Camps

Camp Ondessonk an Illinois residential youth camp provides summer camps for children ages 8-17 years old. We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. This accreditation means that Camp Ondessonk thoroughly reviews operational practices, seeks the wisdom of other summer camp professionals, and continually makes improvements within our summer camp program to comply with more than 300 written standards. Only one-fourth of the summer camps in the United States have earned this mark of distinction. In addition, Camp Ondessonk’s Equestrian Program is accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association.

Camp Ondessonk Tradtional Camp
Camp Ondessonk Traditional Camp

Traditional Camp

This is where it all started.

For 60 years, traditional summer camps have been the Ondessonk favorite for kids ages 10-15 years old. Learn and perfect skills like canoeing, archery, horseback riding, and more. At night, roast marshmallows over campfires, or play an all-camp game of extreme flashlight tag.  Read More

Camp Ondessonk Mini Camp and Mini Camp Explorers
Ages 8-9 years old

 

Mini Camp & Mini Camp Explorers

Teaching what matters most

All summer camps are modified to best serve the mini-camp age group.  With one Ondessonk counselor for every three or four campers, mini campers receive nearly constant guidance and companionship from our caring staff.  Read More

Camp Ondessonk Small Town Big Deal
Camp Ondessonk a residential youth summer camp was recently featured on the new hit television show Small Town Big Deal on RFD-TV.Watch Video
Camp Ondessonk Adventure Camp
Camp Ondessonk Mountain Biking Adventure Camp

Adventure Camps

Programs designed for teenagers.

Camp Ondessonk has specially designed adventure summer camps for teenagers including Mountain biking, Backpacking, Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing and River Adventure.
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Camp Ondessonk Counselors in training
CIT- Counselors In Training

 

Counselors in Training

Ages:  15 years only

The CIT program is a two-week leadership development session designed to prepare participants for possible future counselor positions.  Read More

 

How to apply for a Camp Ondessonk Scholarship

The Gift of Camp

In an effort to make Camp Ondessonk more accessible to children of all economic means, three scholarship opportunities are available. Read More

 
 
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