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Camp Ondessonk
Ozark, Illinois

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3760 Ondessonk Rd
Ozark, Illinois 62972

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CAMPER AGES: 8-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Since 1959, Camp Ondessonk has provided children and children-at-heart the opportunity to experience first hand the beauty of God’s creation. Located in the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois, Ondessonk’s summer camp programs provide an experience that encourages campers to have fun, grow spiritually, make friends, grow in self-confidence and self-esteem, and develop values.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Horses/Equestrian, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Location & Directions:
Camp Ondessonk is located just east of Illinois Route 45, on Ozark Road, near the town of Ozark, IL. Ozark Road intersects Route 45 at the Ozark General store. This Intersection is 12 miles north of Vienna, IL, 2.7 miles south of New Burnside, IL, or 20 miles south of Harrisburg, IL on Route 45. A brown department of transportation highway sign marked “Camp Ondessonk” and “Bell Smith Springs” marks the turn from Route 45. From Route 45, take Ozark Road east one half of a mile to Ondessonk Road (look for the camp gate on right). Make a Right on Ondessonk Road.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have tree house cabins, St Noel Retreat Center, three lakes, recreation dining hall, horse stables, and a rustic amphitheater.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Ondessonk a residential youth camp provides summer camp programs for children ages 8-18 years old. We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. This accreditation means that Camp Ondessonk thoroughly reviews operational practices, seeks the wisdom of other summer camp professionals, and continually makes improvements within our summer camp program to comply with more than 300 written standards. Only one-fourth of the summer camps in the United States have earned this mark of distinction. In addition, Camp Ondessonk’s Equestrian Program is accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The CIT program is a two week leadership development session designed to prepare participants for possible future counselor positions. Applicants to the CIT program must be 15 years old by May 30, 2017.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: In an effort to make Camp Ondessonk more accessible to children of all economic means, three scholarship opportunities are available. General and St. Kateri scholarship recipients receive partial tuition coverage. Monsignor Fournie Scholarship recipients receive full tuition coverage.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Fall Family Camp
September 15 at 4:00 pm - September 17 at 11:30 am
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Camp Ondessonk Fall Family CampCamp is for everyone! Join us for a weekend of family fun and experience a taste of summer camp as the leaves change and the weather turns down-right pleasant. Many of our best traditional camp activities will be available at Fall Family Camp. Go for a canoe paddle or an afternoon swim, take a horse ride or climb our climbing tower. For a taste of the extreme, give our high ropes course a try. Experience a Camp Ondessonk weekend the whole family can enjoy!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Women in the outdoors IL Event March 31-April 2
Wildflowers, Waterfalls & Wineries April 7-9
Spring Lodge Reunion April 21-23
Father Son Weekend April 28-30
Camp Ondessonk Saturday Spectacular April 29
Camp Ondessonk 1980s Reunion May 5-7
First Time Camper Open House May 13
Annual Open House and Homecoming June 3
Camp Ondessonk Metro East Annual Golf Benefit June 16
2017 Great American Eclipse Event Aug 19-21
22nd Annual Camp Ondessonk Golf Benefit Sept 9
Fall Family Camp September 15-17
Mother Daughter Weekend Oct. 6-8

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit Our Camp Website Link: www.Ondessonk.com for session dates and fee information.


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