The Mission of Camp Ondessonk is to provide an environment that inspires physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth for individuals and groups through the appreciation and stewardship of nature. Camp Ondessonk is the Premier Adventure Destination of the Midwest. Our camper fees are extremely competitive and unlike many other summer camps, Ondessonk does not charge additional fees for horseback riding or senior camper electives.
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. All of Camp's programs focus on providing a fun and enriching experience for participants by encouraging them to participate in a wide variety of new and exciting activities.