Tag: outdoor education

Outdoor Education and Brain-Based Learning

By Dr. Evan Coulson, Adventure & Group Services Director Camp Ondessonk hosts hundreds of students for residential outdoor education field trips each spring and fall.  Students enjoy living in Ondessonk’s…
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The Primitive Units of Couture and Teondechoren – 1969 through 1971

By Pati Egan This iconic picture showing the Primitive Unit of Teondechoren after going through Augustine’s Agony has come to epitomize the spirit of adventure of the staff and campers…
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Amantacha – a unit and a bridge!

By Pati Egan What came first, the unit or the bridge?  I suppose that depends on your definition of the bridge.  Amantacha was the first tree house unit and it…
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First-Time and Experienced Campers

Camp Ondessonk staff launched an online series, Learning More About Camp Webinar, to assist families of first-time and experienced campers.  On February 16, 2023, more than 55 families logged in…
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Theology of Foil Burgers

By Clare Wangard There are some places that are steeped in tradition. There are churches, towns, and organizations whose traditions have become central to their identity. Camp Ondessonk, my place…
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New Equestrian Coordinator joins the Ondessonk Team

Gracie Walters grew up near Camp in Creal Springs, Ill., and began her journey as a camper years ago, joined summer staff as a wrangler in the barn, and continues…
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