Fonds 88-006 - Ontario Camping Association fonds. 1988 additions

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Ontario Camping Association fonds. 1988 additions

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    • 1940-1987 (Creation)
      Ontario Camps Association

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    14 cm of textual records
    ca. 250 photographs
    1 film strip
    ca. 12 audio cassettes
    4 5.25 diskettes

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    In 1900 A.L. Cochrane established the first private camp in Ontario. By 1925, the number of private camps in Ontario had increased to only six or seven. The camps established during this time period (1900-1925) were mainly for boys over the age of thirteen. Co-ed camps were unheard of at this time. As of 1925, the private camps were making headway in their development and agency camps, such as the Y.M.C.A., were opening up across the province. The leaders and directors of these camps, wanting to keep abreast of new trends, began to regularly attend the American Camping Association conventions, due to the absence of a Canadian or Ontario camping association. This situation, although helpful to the evolution of camps in Ontario, was not ideal. Issues relevant to Canadian camps, and camp leaders and directors, were not being addressed by the American association. As a result, the camp leaders in Ontario decided to form their own group. In the first few years, the meetings were informal, and held in private homes. The first members were A.L. Cochrane, H.E. Chapman, Mary Edgar, Mary Hamilton, Fern Halliday, and Taylor and Ethel Statten. One of the main topics of discussion centered on the need for a camping association in Ontario. In 1933, this group of private camp leaders and directors formally founded the Ontario Camping Association. Taylor Statten was made the first chairman of the Association. It was decided by the founding members that the Association would not just be for private camps, but would be open to anyone engaged in any aspect of camping. The interests of the founders of the Association encompassed the development and maintenance of high camping standards in the field of camping for children and an appreciation of the wider aspects of the camping movement. They believed that through discussion and consideration of common camping policies and problems, and by mutual exchange of ideas and knowledge, better camping would be achieved. The Ontario Camping Association was responsible for the development and implementation of standards for Ontario's children's camps, and, in 1941, in conjunction with the Provincial Department of Health, made the licensing of all camps mandatory. The headquarters of the Association are located in Toronto, Ontario. In 2012, the Ontario Camping Association changed its name to Ontario Camps Association.

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    This fonds was created by and in the custody of the Ontario Camping Association until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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    This addition to the fonds consists of financial records, camp brochures, committee minutes, photographs and cassette recordings.

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    This fonds was donated by the Ontario Camping Association.


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      For related records see: See the Canadian Camping Association, the Quebec Camping Association, the Society for Camp Directors and Windy Pines.

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      This fonds along with 78-006, 82-009, 84-019, 85-011, 86-018, 89-015, 92-005 and 93-021 is an addition to 72-007.

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      Camp brochures may have been removed from folders and placed in Camp Brochures collection located in Special Collections.

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      Box 1


      1: Old Cash Book Sheets - OCA, 1964-1974 - list of receipts and disbursements

      2: OCA Receipts, Jan. 1979

      3: OCA Receipts, Feb. 1979

      4: OCA Receipts, March 1979

      5: OCA Receipts, April 1979

      6: OCA Receipts, May 1979

      7: OCA Receipts, June 1979

      8: OCA Receipts, July 1979

      9: OCA Receipts, Aug. 1979

      10: OCA Receipts, Sept. 1979

      11: OCA Receipts, Oct. 1979

      12: OCA Receipts, Nov. 1979

      13: OCA Receipts, Dec. 1979

      14: OCA Disbursements, Jan. 1979

      15: OCA Disbursements, Feb. 1979

      16: OCA Disbursements, March 1979

      17: OCA Disbursements, April 1979

      18: OCA Disbursements, May 1979

      19: OCA Disbursements, June 1979

      20: OCA Disbursements, July 1979

      21: OCA Disbursements, Aug. 1979

      22: OCA Disbursements, Sept. 1979

      23: OCA Disbursements, Oct. 1979

      24: OCA Disbursements, Nov. 1979

      25: OCA Disbursements, Dec. 1979

      26: OCA Receipts, Jan. 1980

      27: OCA Receipts, Feb. 1980

      28: OCA Receipts, March 1980

      29: OCA Receipts, April 1980

      30: OCA Receipts, May 1980

      31: OCA Receipts, June 1980

      No file for July 1980

      32: OCA Receipts, Aug. 1980

      33: OCA Receipts, Sept. 1980

      34: OCA Receipts, Oct. 1980

      35: OCA Receipts, Nov. 1980

      36: OCA Receipts, Dec. 1980

      37: OCA Disbursements, Jan. 1980

      38: OCA Disbursements, Feb. 1980

      39: OCA Disbursements, March 1980

      40: OCA Disbursements, April 1980

      41: OCA Disbursements, May 1980

      42: OCA Disbursements, June 1980

      43: OCA Disbursements, July 1980

      44: OCA Disbursements, Aug. 1980

      45: OCA Disbursements, Sept. 1980

      46: OCA Disbursements, Oct. 1980

      47: OCA Disbursements, Nov. 1980

      48: OCA Disbursements, Dec. 1980

      49: Black Ledger book - general information, 1966-1973

      50: Accounts and financial records, 1975 Ledger

      51: Accounts and financial records, 1977 Ledger

      52: Accounts and financial records, 1978 Ledger

      53: Accounts and financial records, 1979 Ledger

      54: 1978 OCA Summer Research Project - correspondence, notes and documents relating to an Experience '78 summer employment research program

      55: Experience '78 summer employment program - correspondence, notes and documents

      56: Experience '78 - accounts and financial records

      57: "Skills Across Camping '78" - summer employment program, employee information and expense reports, plus correspondence and documents

      58: "Skills Across Camping '78" - list of camps visited and the workshops held at each camp

      59: Reports prepared by employees on the camps visited

      60: Questionnaires from camps providing feedback on the "Skills Across Camping '78" program

      61: "Skills Across Camping '78" payroll book and some documents relating to the program

      62: Correspondence to OCA, 1979-1980: requesting purchases, refunding, etc.

      Box 2


      1: Correspondence, notes and documents relating to Grants to the OCA, 1947-1960

      2: Correspondence, notes and documents relating to Grants, 1961-1969

      3: Correspondence, notes and documents relating to Grants, 1970

      4: Correspondence, notes and documents relating to Grants, 1971

      5: Correspondence, notes and documents relating to Grants, 1972-1973

      6: Correspondence, notes and documents relating to Grants, 1974-1975

      7: Correspondence, notes and documents relating to Grants, 1976

      8: Correspondence, notes and documents relating to Grants, 1977-1978

      9: Leadership Development Seminar, 1975 - correspondence, notes and documents

      10: Leadership Development Seminar, 1977- 1978 - correspondence, notes and documents

      11: Leadership Conference, 1974 - financial records

      12: Directors Conference, 1975 - financial records

      13: Executive Development Conference, 1974 - correspondence, notes, documents and financial records

      14: Executive Development Conference - Stoney Creek, 1975 - financial records

      15: Counsellor Conferences - 1979-1982 - brochures and financial records

      16: Audio-Visual costs, OCA, 1974

      17: "Drama in Camping" - report for the Ministry of Community and Social Services - Sports and Recreation Bureau, 1974

      18: Day Camp Campcraft Workshop, 1976 - correspondence, notes and documents

      19: Education Committee - financial report, 1974

      20: French Language Conference - Quebec, 1976 - correspondence, notes and documents

      21: Mountain Guiding Conference - Kandalore, 1976 - notes and financial records

      22: Oral History project, 1976-1977 - financial record

      23: Outdoor Education project, 1976 - correspondence

      24: Regional Development, 1977-1978 - correspondence and financial records

      25: Researcher - Bruce Buie, 1975 - correspondence

      26: Woodsmanship School, 1975-1980 - correspondence, notes and documents

      27: Environmental Concerns Workshop, 1975 - financial registration, and seminar content information

      28: Pollution Probe, 1970 - correspondence and materials on pollution in Ontario, including reports

      29: Standards Committee Workshops - correspondence, 1974-1978

      30: Standards Committee - proposed mandatory standards and reports for the OCA, 1979, 1981

      31: Camping Standards - American Camping Association Report, 1954, revised 1956, plus a 1953 ACA standards pamphlet

      32: American Camping Association - miscellaneous correspondence, notes and documents, 1963-1980

      33: President reports from the OCA to the CCA Annual Meetings, 1962-1967, 1971

      34: OCA Board Meeting Minutes, 1985-1987

      35: OCA Committee Minutes, 1985-1988 (Conference Committee, Directors Conference, Executive Meetings)

      36: OCA Committee Minutes, 1985-1987 (Aquatics, Education, Environmental, Integration, Membership, Program, Standards, Woodsmanship, Workshop)

      37: OCA Archives Committee Correspondence, 1979-1986

      38: OCA Archives Committee - Minutes of Meetings, 1981-1985; 1984 Annual Report of the Archives Committee; 1982-1983 Archivist's report; 1981 Archives Committee Membership list

      39: OCA Archives Committee - Miscellaneous materials - interview lists, projects, correspondence to OCA camps

      40: New Brunswick and Saskatchewan Camping Association Materials - First Publication of the NBCA, 1970; SCA membership list, 1969; board meeting minutes, 1985-1987; SCA Standards, 1984

      41: Quebec Camping Association (English Section) - minutes, reports, some correspondence, 1972-1977

      42: Quebec Camping Association (English Section) - correspondence, minutes, reports, constitution, 1978-1979

      Box 3


      1: Miscellaneous camp materials: - Camp Ahmek - notice of Leader's camp, 1920; Advertising letter, 1922; certificate, 1925 - Camp Allsaw - brochure and other materials, 1986 - Camp Awakening - brochure, history and program, 1986 - Branchton Camp - brochure, 1985 If not here try Camp Brochures.

      2: Miscellaneous camp materials: - Colline aux Nuages (Clouds Hill camp) - brochure, background information, 1973-1974 - Camp Ekon - data sheet (OCA questionnaire), 1986 - Camp Hollyburn - brochures, map, data sheet (OCA questionnaire), 1986 - Camp Horizon - brochure, data sheet (OCA questionnaire), 1986 - Camp Humriva - history, brochure, data sheet (OCA questionnaire), 1986 If not here try Camp Brochures.

      3: Miscellaneous camp materials: - Manitou-Wabing - application kit with various brochures, 1973 - Muskoka Summers (Kamp Kawandag) - brochure, 1945 - Onondaga Camp - advertisement from the Toronto Symphony Supplement, April 25, 1987 - Camp Ponacka - brochure and history, photo (sailing) - Richildaca Camp - information letter, 1985 - Ryde Lake Camp - four group photographs of participants, 1962-1964; list of camp counsellors, 1964 If not here try Camp Brochures

      4: Miscellaneous camp materials: - Shadow Lake camp - brochures, information and data sheet (OCA questionnaire), newspaper article re opening of Shadow Lake camp; 1986 - Shangri-la (Glen Bernard Camp) - brochure for fund-raising to establish Shangri-la, a new camp for British war- guests, 1942 - Camp Summerland - brochure (c1980) - Camp Tamarack - booklet, 1968 - Camp Towhee - background information of the camp and its program - Woodeden Camp - booklet, 1979 - YMCA camps (Toronto) - Camp Norval, Camp Wangoma, Camp Pine Crest, folders (c1960); Camp Woapak folder; Camp Pow Wow folder; letter re YMCA camping in Canada, 1968; budget - Toronto YMCA, 1968 - YWCA camp - Burleigh Falls; photograph, 1916. If not here try Camp Brochures.

      5: "Camping Clues" - A History by Eanswythe Flynn

      6: "Report of the Camp Committee" of the Ontario Boys' Work Board, 1931

      7: Transcript of Interview with Adele Ebbs about her father, Taylor Statten

      8: Assorted newspaper clippings, 1986-1987. Photocopy of article about the start of camping season, 1963

      9: Assorted OCA conference materials; photograph, 1985 counsellor conference; brochure from international camping conference, 1987; OCA counsellor conference, 1986 pamphlet; photograph presented to session leaders, 1988 OCA conference for Directors and Senior Staff; photographs from 1967 OCA Board meeting, Kilcoo

      10: Miscellaneous camp materials - Camps of the Easter Seal Society (Northwood Camp, Blue Mountain Camp, Woodeden Camp, Merrywood Camp, Lakewood Camp) brochure, 1986; Blue Mountain Camp brochure, 1987; Canadian Adventure Camp brochures, 1986; Outward Bound program pamphlet; Esso Swim Canada program pamphlet; Statistics for Ontario Association for the Mentally Retarded and a copy of the presentation to OAMR conference, 1974; Recreation Leadership program at Centennial College pamphlet; Program of the 65th Reunion of Taylor Statten Camps, 1986

      11: Alphabetical listing of defunct camps and whether they are run privately or by a group or organization

      12: OCA Promotional Materials, 1978

      13: General information regarding membership in the OCA; mailing lists

      14: Correspondence - Jocelyn Palm, 1977-1979

      15: Correspondence - Douglas Booz, 1978-1979

      16: Correspondence - Grant Kerr, 1983-1985

      17: Correspondence - Wayne Hussey, 1984-1985

      18: General correspondence - OCA, 1985

      19: General correspondence - OCA, 1986

      20: General correspondence - OCA, Jan. - April 1987

      21: Miscellaneous OCA Materials, 1983-1985: Camp Nursing News; Treasurer's report; financial report; minutes of Annual OCA meeting, 1983

      22: Miscellaneous OCA Materials, 1986: Membership list; staff placement bureau bulletins; assorted materials relating to OCA programs and events during 1986

      23: Miscellaneous OCA Materials, 1987: staff placement bureau bulletins; assorted materials relating to OCA programs and events during 1987

      24: Tenders for the 1986, OCA Skills Weekend Tender: Information on Camp Arowhon, Camp Hilltop, Camp Pathfinder, Sacred Heart Child and Family Centre, Camp Tanamakoon, Camp Tawingo, Camp Wanakita and Camp Wanepitei

      25: 1986 OCA Annual Conference for Directors and Senior Staff, Program booklet, and photo album

      Photographs/Slides/Negatives Photographs:

      • 1985 OCA Conference

      • Toronto Brigantine

      • 1986 OCA Conference and the 1985 Fall Education weekend

      • Camp Tapawingo slide show Slides:

      • Alberta/B.C. Leadership course

      • Gary Luthy - Solomon Island canoes Negatives:

      • Joc Palm and June Labett

      • miscellaneous others

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      • Anne Vail

      Box 4

      Camp Robin Hood Materials


      1: Camp materials stored on four floppy discs - Administration, staff, program camping, manual

      2: Miscellaneous materials - mailings, lists, brochures, 1960-1970

      3: Miscellaneous materials - mailings, lists, brochures, 1977-1986

      4: OCA - Day Camp Committee Report, 1969-

      5: OCA - Day Camp Committee Report, 1984-

      6: Camp Robin Hood Staff Manual, 1969

      7: Camp Robin Hood Staff Manual, 1977

      8: Camp Robin Hood Staff Manual, 1978

      9: Forms sent to Camp Robin Hood, 1978

      10: Camp Robin Hood Staff Manual, 1979

      11: Camp Robin Hood Staff Manual, 1981

      12: Camp Robin Hood Staff Manual, 1983

      13: Camp Robin Hood Staff Manual, 1984

      14: Etobicoke Day Camps Staff Manual, 1986

      15: Camp Robin Hood Song Book, 1963

      16: Camp Robin Hood Song Book, 1970

      17: Camp Robin Hood Song Book, 1971

      18: Songbook

      19: Camp Robin Hood Song Book, 1977

      20: Camp Robin Hood Song Book

      21: Camp Robin Hood Song Book

      22: "Les Memoires", Camp Robin Hood, 1962; "The Robin Hood Arrow", 1963 camp newspaper; Camp Robin Hood "Daily Arrow", 1970 camp newspaper

      Box 5

      Various Camp Materials, 1986-1987


      1: Bayview Glen - Summer Day Camp - various papers, brochures

      Camp Belwood - brochure and papers

      Branchton Camp, "Indian Day", 1986 - photographs and papers

      Camp Brebeuf - crests, brochures, papers

      Canadian Adventure Camp - brochure

      Cave Springs Camp - assorted papers, annual report, map, brochure, button

      2: Camp Cherith - assorted papers, documents, Staff Manual, brochure

      Dorion Bible Camp - crest, brochures, assorted documents

      Camp Edgewood - brochure and assorted papers

      Etobicoke Day Camps - Staff Manual

      3: Etobicoke Day Camps - baseball cap, staff manual, games, crafts, songs, cookout books; brochures and various papers

      4: Fraser Lake Camp - A history and brochure

      Galilean Bible Camp - cap, crest, photographs, brochures, staff manual and other papers

      Camp Hilltop - brochure, photographs, staff manual and other papers

      Hockey Opportunity Camp - brochure and assorted papers

      Hollows Camp - brochure, handbook and other papers

      The Horse People Inc. - poster, pamphlet, various papers

      5: Jack and Jill Kinder Camp (Maple Key Adventure Camp) - brochure and papers

      Jackson's Point Camp (Salvation Army) - pin, postcards, handbooks and manuals, other papers

      Joy Bible Camp - brochure, handbooks, other papers

      6: Camp Kakeka - cap, crest, ward medal, pen, Counsellors Manual, Song Book, brochures, various other materials

      Box 6


      1: Camp Kawartha - brochure and papers, photographs

      Camp Kintail - brochure, staff manual, song book, assorted papers

      Camp Maple Glen - various papers

      Camp Marydale - crests, brochures, staff manual, other papers

      Camp Mazinaw - miscellaneous materials, 1948-1951

      2: Camp Mi-a-Kon-da - crests, pamphlet, song book, miscellaneous other materials

      Moorelands Camp - map, assorted papers

      3: Tanglewood Day Camp - brochures and other materials

      Camp Tapawingo - Staff Manual, brochures

      Camp Tawingo - brochure and various other materials

      Youth Leadership Camp - various handbooks, photographs

      Loose on shelf in separate box: Filmstrip: "Shelters for Trip Camping"

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