Fonds 08-010 - Canadian Camping Association fonds. 2008 additions

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Canadian Camping Association fonds. 2008 additions

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  • 1949, 1979-2018 (Creation)
    Canadian Camping Association

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75 cm of textual records.

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The first meeting of the Canadian Camping Association was held on May 20, 1936 at the Central Y.M.C.A., Toronto. At this meeting the Association was formally created, a constitution was adopted, officers were named, and steps were taken to begin the nomination process for a board of directors. The first officers of the Association were Mr. Taylor Statten, president; Miss Mary Edgar, vice-president; Dr. George S. Patterson, secretary; and Miss Mary C. Donaldson, treasurer. At the time, the primary objective of the Canadian Camping Association was to "further the interests and welfare of children, youths and adults through camping as an educative, recreative, and character developing experience." Over the years this primary goal has remained the focus of the Association with the addition of several other goals. These are: "to present the image of organized camping on a national level; to administer national camping affairs and to act as a liason between provincial camping associations; to encourage the development of high standards in camping; and to develop and promote research, training programs and conferences on a national level". The Canadian Camping Association continues to promote camping in Canada.

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This fonds was in the custody of the Canadian Camping Association before it was forwarded to Trent University Archives via John Jorgenson.

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Fonds consists of annual reports, correspondence, policies, financial statements, membership data, meeting minutes, manuals, surveys, and related materials of the Canadian Camping Association.

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Fonds acquired from John Jorgenson.


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Restrictions: Open, except for Box 1, Folder 21 which is restricted.

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For related records see: 74-007, 83-002. Also Ontario Camping Association fonds, Quebec Camping Association fonds, and the Society of Camp Directors fonds.


This fonds, along with 82-012, 85-014, 86-022, 88-007, 92-004, and 93-022, is an addition to 78-004.

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Box 1


  1. Canadian Camping Association Action Plan
  2. Active Living Alliance for Children and Youth
  3. AIDS, Canadian Camping Association Camp Policies
  4. C.C.A. Annual Reports 1981, 1982, 1987
  5. C.C.A. Annual Reports 1988 - 1989
  6. C.C.A. Annual Meeting 1990
  7. C.C.A. Annual Meeting 1992
  8. C.C.A. Annual Report 1995
  9. Auditor's Suggestions to C.C.A.
  10. Canadian Camping Association Award Nominations
  11. Baird Macgregor Insurance, C.C.A. Insurance
  12. British Columbia Camping Association 1989 - 1991
  13. Bobby Nash Essay Entries
  14. C.C.A. By-laws and Constitution Part 1
  15. C.C.A. By-laws and Constitution Part 2
  16. By-laws and Constitution in English and French
  17. Centennial Campfire Program YMCA 1989
  18. Coast to Coast - Spring 1993
  19. Canadian Camping Association Communications Policy
  20. Complaints lodged against accredited camps
  21. Closed File
  22. C.C.A. Correspondence and Newsletters 1993
  23. C.C.A. Correspondence 1996
  24. Donor Drive 1997
  25. C.C.A. Evaluation Report 1990
  26. Great Canadian Camp Ideas - C.C.A. Booklet
  27. Financial Statements ending in March 1989
  28. Financial Statements ending in March 1990
  29. Financial Statements ending in March 1991
  30. Financial Statements ending in March 1992
  31. Financial Statements 1993
  32. Financial Statements 1994
  33. Financial Statements ending in March 1995
  34. Financial Statements ending in March 1996
  35. Flaghouse Inc. National Sponsor
  36. Kids' Camp Online, 1995
  37. Canadian Camping Association Letters of Patent 1949
  38. Media Articles and C.C.A. Responses
  39. Canadian Camping Association Membership Brochure
  40. Canadian Camping Association Membership Data 1989, 1990, 1991
  41. Canadian Camping Association Membership Data 1992
  42. Canadian Camping Association Membership Data 1993
  43. Canadian Camping Association Membership Data 1994
  44. Canadian Camping Association Membership Fees 1995 - 1996
  45. Canadian Camping Association Member Insurance 1996
  46. C.C.A. Minutes, Plans and Workshops 1988 - 1989
  47. C.C.A. Minutes 1992 - 1997
  48. Moore, Kate - PARC Director
  49. PARC documents up to April 1989
  50. PARC documents from May 1990
  51. PARC Resource Booklet
  52. Patron's Fund

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  1. Presidents' Council Mailing for Geneva Park, 1990
  2. Presidents' Council Meeting, Halifax - October 25 - 28 1990
  3. Presidents' Council Meeting, January 1991
  4. Presidents' Council Vancouver 1991, October
  5. Presidents' Council January 1992
  6. Presidents' Council Meeting, Moncton, November 1992
  7. Presidents' Council, Edmonton, March 1993
  8. Presidents' Council, Ontario, October 1993
  9. Presidents' Council Special Meeting, March 1994
  10. Presidents' Council Meeting, Winnipeg, April
  11. Presidents' Council Meeting, Montreal, October 1994
  12. Presidents' Council, January 1995, Toronto
  13. Presidents' Council, October 1996, Ontario
  14. Presidents' Council, October 1996
  15. Presidents' Council Meeting, 1997
  16. Presidents' Council Meeting, 1998
  17. President Elect
  18. Presidents' Messages
  19. Canadian Camping Association Presidents' Council Orientation Manual 1993
  20. Canadian Camping Association Presidents' Council Orientation Manual 1995
  21. Canadian Camping Association Orientation Manual
  22. National Association Members
  23. National Conferences Geneva Park 1989
  24. National Camp Day Sponsors 1996
  25. Canadian Camping Association National Members
  26. National Sponsors
  27. Neathern Fund
  28. Neathern Trust
  29. Needs Assessment, Summer 1993
  30. RDS
  31. Registered Charitable Returns 1985 - 1995
  32. Risk Management Video
  33. Ropes Courses Standards: Alberta, Manitoba
  34. Royal Life Saving Society
  35. Short Fall PCA Fees
  36. Society of Camp Directors
  37. Sponsorship/Sponsors
  38. Sport Search, February 1995
  39. Statistical Analysis of C.C.A. Member Camps 1992
  40. Statistics 1992 - 1994 Part 1
  41. Statistics 1992 - 1994 Part 2

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  1. Canadian Camping Association provincial and national statistics 1992 - 1994
  2. C.C.A. Statistics 1995
  3. C.C.A. Statistics 1996
  4. Statistics Questionnaires
  5. Statistics: Society of Camp Directors 1979
  6. Strategic Planning Workshop - Documentation
  7. C.C.A. workshop on staff screening
  8. C.C.A. Survey on Life jackets 1994
  9. C.C.A. Survey of Membership 1995
  10. Y.M.C.A. Resident Camp Review 1990

Materials added 2015 (received via Peter Gilbert)

Canadian Camp Research Award of Excellence papers, 2015:

"The Teresa Group Summer Camp Program: Evaluation Results" / Karen Hayward, 2014

"Notes on Camp: A Decolonizing Strategy", Amanda Shore, 2015

"Are Green Campers Different? A Comparison of Demographics, Attitudes and Behaviours Among Campers" / Marc-Antoine Vachon and Amira Kelner, 2015

"Pines Over Pews: The Spiritual Experience of Campers Who Do Not Attend Church in The United Church of Canada" / Alicia Dawn Cox, 2015


Materials added 2017 (received via Peter Gilbert)

Canadian Camp Research Award of Excellence papers, 2016:

"Becoming and Being a Camp Counsellor: a study of discourse, power relations and emotion" / Amanda (Mandi) Jean Partlow Baker

"Summer Camp Health Initiative pilot study: An overview of injury ad illness in two Canadian summer camps" / Adam Handler, Arielle Zahavi, Mattan Lustgarten, Daniel Freedman, Alex Nachman, [2016]

"Nature and Physical Activity at Camp: A Qualitative Ecopsychological Study" / J.B. Blakey and Dr. R. Coughlan, 2012

Canadian Camp Research Award of Excellence papers, 2017:

"Returning Year After Year: The Motivation and Retention of Coaches at Madawaska Volleyball Camp" / Jennifer Straver, 2017

"Religious Summer Camp Programs to Bridge Civic and Religious Development" / Joel Stephen Murphy, 2016


  1. Congratulatory certificate re Professor Bruce Hodgins, "Honorary Member and Judge of the Canadian Camp Research Award of Excellence Committee", 2017

Materials added 2018 (received via Greg Brown)

Canadian camping movement materials pertaining to Lorne and May Brown and their son Greg Brown


  1. And a Million Memories Later... The Camp Elphinstone Story, 1907-1982 / written and edited by Peter Allen, Paul Dampier and Fred Wilks, [1982]

Camp Deka: Boys' Camp Memories 1961-1976 / Greg Brown, 2009; May Brown;
May Brown: A Collection of Stories / written by Greg Brown / edited by Suzanne Brown, 2015;
typewritten 1-page account pertaining to Lorne Brown's involvement in the camping movement;
certificate: May Brown, Honourary President, British Columbia Camping Association, 1987;
certificate: Lorne Brown, Canadian Camping Association Award of Honour, 1976;
photograph: taken at Sunshine Village, Banff, Alberta before CCA conference in Calgary, 1962 (photograph includes Dr. Harry Ebbs, Adele Ebbs, June Labbett, May Brown, C[ ]. Labbett, Lorne Brown, and others).

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Binder titled "Centenary Canoe Journey 1967", compiled by Greg Brown (participant); includes photographs, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, story and background documents pertaining to the "Camp Deka Boys Camp Fraser River canoe trip" (Note: related material "A Log of Canada's Centenary Journey" located in Accession 85-014 Box 2 Folder 6)

Materials added 2019 (received via Greg Brown)

Additional Canadian camping movement materials pertaining to Lorne and May Brown and their son Greg Brown


  1. Lorne Brown Remembered / Greg Brown, 2018

Camp Mazinaw: a six week camp for sixty boys (pamphlet); attached photograph of P.K. Hambly, Harry Hull, Blackie Blackstock
Camp Deka (2 pamphlets)
Canadian Camping Magazine (Winter 1988): "Personality Profile" section featuring Lorne Brown and May Brown


Materials added in 2019 (received via Peter Gilbert)

Canadian Camping Association Excellence in Research Competition, 2018:

"Report on Heritage Week at Camp Kee-Mo-Kee" / Jennifer Elgie

"Camper Self-Concept Promotes Environmental Awareness: A Relationship Mediated by Social Inclusion" / Luc Cousineau

""Of friends and trees, tents, paths and playing fields": Nature, Gender, and Race at Camp Orendaga" / Margaret Ross

"Outcomes of the Summer Camp Experience for Youth-at-risk at Camp Tippy Canoe, NB: / Thomas Carney

""Unfreezing" Year-Round Programming: A Case Study of Organizational Change in Summer Camps" / Hannah Dabrowski

"S'more than just a camp: Exploring youths' development of life skills within a Type 1 Diabetic sport camp" / Theresa Beesley, Jessica Fraser-Thomas & Michael C. Riddell, 2016

"Are Green campers different? A comparison of demographics, attitudes and behaviours among campers" / Marc-Antoine Vachon & Amira Kelner, 2015

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