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Canadian Camping Association fonds. Additions.
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- Canadian Camping Association
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30.5 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.
This fonds was in the custody of the Ontario Camping Association before it was donated to the Trent University Archives
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This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence, minutes and newsletters from various provincial associations.
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This fonds was donated by the Ontario Camping Association.
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Some of the records are in French.
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This fonds along with 82-012, 85-014, 86-022, 88-007, 92-004 and 93-022 are additions to 78-004.
For related records see: See the Ontario Camping Association, the Quebec Camping Association and the Society of Canadian Camp Directors.
1: Alberta Camping Association, Calgary Branch (prior to 1965)
2: Alberta Camping Association, Edmonton Branch (prior to 1965)
3: American Camping Association 1960-1963
4: Correspondence - CCA - to 1960
5: Correspondence - CCA - 1960-1961
6: Correspondence - CCA - 1962
7: Correspondence - 1957-1963
8: Correspondence - 1963-1965
9: Presidents File - 1963-1964
10: Quebec Camping Association 1958-1964
11: British Columbia Camping Association 1957-1963
12: Manitoba Camping Association 1952-1964
13: Nova Scotia Camping Association 1961- 1964
14: Same, correspondence, some newsletters and minutes to 1984
15: Miscellaneous CCA "Brown Bag"
Form letter CCA Nov. 15, 1985 (invitation to luncheon), letter from Ottawa YM-YWCA about the files in this accession