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14 Oct

Fall 2015 Outdoor Education Season

October 14th, 2015 by

Autumn can be a nostalgic time of year; almost melancholy.  Away from the excitement of touchdowns, baseball playoffs, hayrides, and trick-or-treating, it can be quiet time spent reminiscing on the…

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6 Aug

Challenge By Choice

August 6th, 2015 by

“We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges,” says Joyce Meyer, a Christian author and speaker. Camp Ondessonk encourages campers to step outside of their…

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7 Jul

Ondessonk Adventure Camp

July 7th, 2015 by

Pack your bags and step outside. A world of adventure awaits. Whether you like to hike, ride horses, or spend your day on the water, Camp Ondessonk provides an adventure our campers…

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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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24 Apr

Father Son Weekend

April 24th, 2015 by

Fathers, Sons, and the Great Outdoors. Camp Ondessonk sets aside one weekend a year for this time-honored tradition as old as America itself. No projects to be done, leaky faucets…

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18 Apr

Final Four Videos

April 18th, 2015 by

Camp Ondessonk recently teamed up with film students at SWIC (Southwestern Illinois College) to create 30 second commercials.  The following  are the final four videos submitted by the SWIC students…

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8 Apr

Spring 2015 Outdoor Education Season

April 8th, 2015 by

After a long, cold, and snowy winter, we are finally arcing toward the sun once again and the 2015 Spring Outdoor Education Staff is ready to begin another busy season. …

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23 Dec

Monsignor Fournie Mini Camp Village Unit Names

December 23rd, 2014 by

With all of the recent excitement regarding the new Monsignor Fournie Mini Camp Village, public outcry for the names of the units has steadily mounted. Wait no longer. The boy…

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22 Sep

Team Building, Personnel, and the Workplace

September 22nd, 2014 by

Team Building, Personnel, and the Workplace by Greg Santen There are many important issues facing employees in the workplace.  One of the most crucial, and often overlooked, is team building. …

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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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9 Jul

Heepwah in China

July 9th, 2014 by

I wanted to share with you, and anyone else that might be interested, my camp experience. I am a veteran, and Lodge inductee of Camp Ondessonk. I was a camper for two…

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16 May

August 17-22 Camp Ondessonk will host a CHA Standard Instructor Certification Clinic

May 16th, 2014 by

August 17-22 Camp Ondessonk will host a CHA Standard Instructor Certification Clinic. The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) has developed a highly respected certification process where riding instructors are evaluated in…

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