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'Failing to plan is planning to fail': Teen OWLs think through facilitating fun. OWL participant working with Mini Campers at Camp Ondessonk. O.W.L.

‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’: Teen O.W.L.s think through facilitating fun

By Sara Bell Clifford “Create something that distracts them from their friends leaving midweek, but also excites them for what is to come,” says one O.W.L.  Also, it’s to get…
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Fire- and fun-building at Woodscraft Camp Ondessonk

Fire- and fun-building at Woodscraft

By Sara Bell Clifford In the Ondessonk Grotto, campfires start with a “Heepwah!” At Woodscraft, they start with a song, performed and pantomimed by the activity area staff: “Down, dispersed,…
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Creative Thought and Collaboration! Marathon – Part 1

By Pati Egan There is something about Camp Ondessonk that opens the mind to creative thought, collaboration, and a finished product that withstands the test of time. The Marathon Race…
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Rewilding on the all-day exploration- Camp Ondessonk

Rewilding on the all-day exploration

By Sara Bell Clifford Have you ever watched the smile spread across a tween boy’s face when he learns he can make noise with only a blade of grass? Within…
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Camp Ondessonk Gate Spring Sunday Madness

Sunday Madness

By Pati Egan A long line of hot cars lined up from Camp’s inner gate to Ozark…parents arriving at 7:00 am to make sure their child was first in line…this…
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Join Us in Celebrating Camp O Day 2024

Join Us in Celebrating Camp O Day!

On June 28th, the Camp Community will celebrate Camp O Day with a celebration of generosity and community spirit!  It is the day that commemorates when the first campers came through…
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