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Janet Adamson fonds
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- Textual record
- Moving images
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the donor of the fonds.
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- Janet Adamson
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30 cm of textual records.
1 video cassette.
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Janet Adamson, along with her husband Brian, purchased Camp Gay Venture in 1973. The previous owner was Robin Patterson who directed the camp from 1960-1973. Her father, Reverend John Hoyle, started the camp in 1946. Janet Adamson owned the camp until 2002 when it was sold. Janet Adamson's philosophy of non-competition was geared to building the confidence of every girl. Janet graduated from York University and worked for the Government Department of Manpower and Emigration before buying Camp Gay Venture. She has served as President of the Ontario Camping Association and on the Board of the Society of Camp Directors.
Fonds was in the custody of Janet Adamson at Camp Gay Venture before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2003.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence and records, procedure manuals, publicity materials, brochures, and physical plant records pertaining to Camp Gay Venture, a girls' residential camp located in Haliburton, Ontario.
Immediate source of acquisition
Fonds was acquired from Janet Adamson in 2003.
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For related records see: All camping records.