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

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        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

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        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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