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3 Oct

Personal Growth through Adventure

October 3rd, 2018 by

About a month after the dust settled on the 2018 Summer Camp Season, I sat down with campers Walker Selby, Abbie Hernandez, and Josie Hooten, who were willing to share…

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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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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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5 Jan

NEW Spiritual Retreat Program Offerings

January 5th, 2018 by

Our motto at Camp Ondessonk is, “Teaching what matters most.” It is evident that camp excels at using the rustic out of doors experience to teach about resilience, confidence, communication,…

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9 Nov

LOCAL BUSINESSMAN HELPS TO RAISE NEARLY $700,000 FOR CAMP ONDESSONK OVER THE PAST 22 YEARS

November 9th, 2017 by

Ozark, IL: “It’s all for the kids!” This year’s Camp Ondessonk golf benefit took place at the Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville, Illinois on September 9, 2017. In…

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24 Jun

Let’s Go On A Camp Ondessonk Adventure!

June 24th, 2016 by

  Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure! Adventure Camps at Camp Ondessonk are geared towards campers who are looking for an exciting new alternative to traditional camp….

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5 Apr

Planning to Minimize Homesickness

April 5th, 2016 by

Pre-Camp Planning to Minimize Homesickness Almost all first-time campers and many returning campers experience some level of homesickness. These feelings are natural, extremely common, and very real. Most cases of…

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16 Feb

Ondessonk Staff Visit Catholic Schools

February 16th, 2016 by

Over the past two months our seasonal program staff, Anne Rutledge, Chris Sedivy, Jake Pasdertz, and Xavier Tolbert along with some of the full-time staff, Program Coordinator, Olivia Hammond and Program Director,…

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26 Jan

2016 Summer Themes

January 26th, 2016 by

Camp Ondessonk 2016 Summer Themes Session 1– International Week  (June 5-11) Session 2– Medieval Times  (June 12-18) Session 3- Farmville  (June 19-25) Session 4– Jurassic World  (June 26-July 2) Session…

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28 Oct

Summer Camp Wrap-Up

October 28th, 2015 by

As the last echoes of “Rise and Shine” faded from the Old Dining Hall on the First of August, our 2015 summer camp season came to an end. Campers rushed…

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28 Sep

Early Bird Registration

September 28th, 2015 by

  Early Bird Registration Begins Oct. 1st. The Early Bird Super Session discount pricing may not be used with Tuition Assistance Programs or combined with Multi-Child or Multi-Session discounts. Early Bird…

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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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