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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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2 Jun

Annual Open House and Homecoming

June 2nd, 2018 by

Annual Open House and Homecoming – Saturday June 2, 2018, 11:00am-4:00pm Join us to commence our 59th summer of “teaching what matters most”. A BBQ lunch will be served from 12:30-1:30…

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27 Apr

Father Son Weekend

April 27th, 2018 by

Father-Son Weekend: April 27 – 29, 2018 Camp Ondessonk sets aside one weekend each year for this specialty weekend designed for the guys.  Men are invited to join us for…

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20 Apr

Spring Lodge Reunion

April 20th, 2018 by

Things to know: 1. You must pre-register for the Spring Lodge reunion. Registration materials will be available six weeks prior to a reunion. Please check below for available forms. 2. You…

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24 Mar

Ondessonk Tack Swap

March 24th, 2018 by

Please join us for the second annual Ondessonk Tack Swap-  Buy, sell or swap an array of new and used horse tack.  Vendors are welcome but must pre-register for the event. …

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3 Mar

Camp O Trivia Night

March 3rd, 2018 by

Grab your friends for a fun night at the Camp O Trivia Night! Saturday, March 3rd, at Holy Trinity Church in Fairview Heights, IL. Doors open at 6:30, play starts at…

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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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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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