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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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14 Aug

CHA Instructor Certification Clinic

August 14th, 2016 by

Camp Ondessonk Hosts CHA Instructor Certification Clinic August 14th-19th 2016 Attaining certification as a CHA instructor has many benefits. Certification is a validation of the individual’s knowledge and ability, and…

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14 May

Horse Adventure Leader

May 14th, 2015 by

Horse Adventure all summer! Please share with your horse loving friends. This is one of the most coveted of our summer staff positions. It is rare for a position like…

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14 Apr

Ondessonk Stables Celebrates 30th Anniversary

April 14th, 2015 by

Camp Ondesssonk located in Ozark IL. recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary for the Ondessonk Stables.  Since 1959, Camp Ondessonk has followed its Vision and Core Values: Inspired by our Catholic tradition…

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28 Jul

Trail Skill #1 – Improvise

July 28th, 2014 by

[im-pruh-vahyz] 1. To compose and perform or deliver without previous preparation; 2. To make, provide, or arrange from whatever materials are readily available; 3. Shawnee definition – To MacGyver while…

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3 Apr

Camp Ondessonk Letter From The Director

April 3rd, 2014 by

Dear Ondessonk Friends, This is the time of year we receive hundreds of calls and emails from parents seeking information about summer camp registration.  Two recent inquiries prompted a mix…

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10 Jan

Traditional Kids Summer Camp

January 10th, 2013 by

For over 53 years Camp Ondessonk continues to strive to be the best traditional kids summer camp in the world.  Located in Ozark Illinois in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest…

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5 Jan

Teen Summer Camp Adventures

January 5th, 2013 by

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

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28 Jun

Camp Ondessonk- Our 2011 Stewardship Year in Review

June 28th, 2012 by

Gala celebrations, new camp activities  (GaGa anyone?), facelifts for a beach and a barn, the best Campership Fund appeal ever….2011 was a great year at Camp Ondessonk! January  “Choose Your…

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5 Jun

Camp Ondessonk- Rat Patrol Skating Party

June 5th, 2012 by

Rat Patrol Skating Party By Emma Klues Almost 100 friends gathered on Saturday March 3rd, 2012 for Rat Patrol: A Birthday Benefit for Camp Ondessonk at the Skatium in St….

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23 May

Camp Ondessonk New Counselor in Training Program

May 23rd, 2012 by

New Counselor in Training Program By Rusty Parker Since its inception, Camp Ondessonk’s CIT Program has successfully developed generations of Ondessonk staff members, and this summer marks the unveiling of…

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17 May

Interview with Brian Croft- New Program Director

May 17th, 2012 by

What were the first three things you did when you arrived at Camp Ondessonk? Took my wife on a hike around the grounds, it was really pretty outside and I…

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