Since 1959, Camp Ondessonk has provided children and families the opportunity to come in contact with 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 important traditional values. Our Summer Camp Programs allow children to experience firsthand: Tree-House Camping, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Archery, Swimming, Kayaking, Canoeing, Rock-Climbing, Handicrafts, Woodsmanship, and Nature Exploration under the supervision of carefully selected staff. Camp Ondessonk is ACA (American Camp Association) accredited. ACA accreditation involves comprehensive annual reviews meeting over 300 standards in site safety, facilities, staffing practices, and operating procedures.
Camp Ondessonk also provides conference facilities, lodging, and a variety of programs throughout the year. During fall, winter, and spring we offer Outdoor Education Programs to school and youth groups, Challenge and High Ropes Courses, Tree-Climbing Clinics, Fishing, Leadership and Team Building Programs, Mother /Daughter Weekend, Father / Son Weekend, Annual Fall Festival and a variety of special interest weekends and Open Houses. For information about Summer Camp, Lodging, or Yearly Programming please visit www.Ondessonk.com or call 618-695-2489.