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Camp Tanamakoon fonds.
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- Textual record
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- Camp Tanamakoon
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32 cm of textual records
4 compact disks
2 music albums
ca. 500 photographs
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Camp Tanamakoon was established by Mary G. Hamilton, principal of Margaret Eaton School in Toronto, in 1925 and is located on Tanamakoon Lake in Algonquin Park. A summer camp for girls, Camp Tanamakoon offers an environmental education; activities include tripping, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, wood crafting, and various other activities. Owners of the Camp since its inception include: founder Mary G. Hamilton, 1925-1953; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Raymer, 1953-1974; Hugh and Carolea Butters, 1974-1984; and Kim and Marilyn Smith, 1984 to the present.
Fonds was in the custody of Camp Tanamakoon before it was forwarded to Trent University Archives via Bruce Emmerton in 2008.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of Camp Tanamakoon correspondence, manuals, brochures, photographs, songs, and legal documents. Also included is research material for the book entitled Tanamakoon: Where We Will Never Grow Old by Catherine Ross.
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Fonds acquired from Bruce Emmerton in 2008.
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For related records see: Ontario Camping Association fonds.
- 1920s: brochures, photographs (note: includes photograph of Mary Hamilton)
- 1930s: history of the formation of the Ontario Camping Association, photographs
- 1940s: correspondence, campers' reminiscences of Camp Tanamakoon in the 1940s, photographs, songbook
- 1950s: change of ownership of Camp Tanamakoon, 1950s correspondence of Catherine Wells [Ross], photographs
- 1960s: banquet script (1966), Eaton Auditorium music night (1960)
- 1970s: banquet script (1978), songs, greeting cards, correspondence, change of ownership of Camp Tanamakoon, two copies of "Camp Tanamakoon 50th Anniversary 1925-1975" music album, photographs & slides (note: one of the slides is of musician Dan Hill)
7: 1980s: 60th anniversary materials (1984), correspondence re retirement of Carolea Butters (1984), photographs, greeting cards
8: 2001-2004: Camp manual (2001); two video CDs and correspondence, etc. re 80th anniversary (2004)
9: : Manuals re school groups, Kindercamp, seniors
10: 2005-2006: Correspondence and research material for book Tanamakoon: Where We Will Never Grow Old by Catherine Ross, ; 2 CDs entitled "Book"
11: "Counselor's Guide" n.d.; [Counselor] daily diaries, 1974, 1983
12: Legal records, maps, plans, surveys
Loose in Box:
2 envelopes of miscellaneous photographs