File IMC-140 - YMCA Camp Wangoma: history and newsletters

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YMCA Camp Wangoma: history and newsletters

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    • 2021-2022 (Creation)
      YMCA Camp Wangoma

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    1 folder of textual records
    14 digital files (Word documents, 583 KB)

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    Camp Wangoma was an overnight camp operated by East York YMCA and the Toronto Y Camping Services from 1956-1973. The Camp operated in the Madawaska Highlands thirty minutes east of Bancroft, just south of McArthur’s Mills on the north end of Wanamaker Lake. The history of the camp started in 1919 with Sunfish Camp on Sunfish Island run by Toronto Central YMCA. Due to the building of the Island Airport on Hanlan’s Point the residents of Hanlan's Point were moved to Sunfish Island (Olympic Island) in 1934. Sunfish Camp moved to a site south of Barrie on west side of Lake Simcoe operated by East York YMCA.

    Due to the growth of the population on Lake Simcoe, the Y decided to move the Camp in 1955 to a former Private Camp on Lake Catchacoma. They rented the Camp for 1955 and the Camp was called Camp Woapka. The East York Y Camp Committee found during that time the site for Camp Wangoma which is the present day, Cedar Ridge Camp. The Camp started in 1956 and ran until 1973. As an Outdoor Education Centre, it ran from 1974-1978.

    The Camp was sold in 1980 to the Pentecostal Church in Bancroft affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada). They ran Nature Land Bible Camp. In December 2005, the Bible Camp was sold to today’s owners of Cedar Ridge Camp which has been in operation for sixteen years.

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    File consists of material compiled for a project on the history of Camp Wangoma, including 12 editions of a newsletter, "Wangomatters - 50 years - Before the Memories Fade" and a written history of the camp. Files are available in both paper and digital form.

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    Material was donated by Alf Grigg, a YMCA Camp Wangoma alumni member. Files were submitted as Word documents on a USB drive and were transferred to digital storage and printed and filed.


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        The first edition of the newsletter includes a link to a YouTube video about Camp Wangoma. The fourth edition includes a link to Flickr albums containing 749 photographs of Camp Wangoma.

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