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Accession Number: 82-012


Canadian Camping Association fonds. Additions. -- 1965-1981. -- 25 cm of textual records. -- 1 photograph. -- 2 audio discs.

Biography / History

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 Taylor Statten, president; Mary Edgar, vice-president; Dr. George S. Patterson, secretary; and 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.

Custodial History

The fonds was created by and in the custody of the Canadian Camping Association before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of the Canadian Camping Association's Board Executive minutes, reports and documents from 1976 to 1981. Also included are: a 1967 annual report; provincial association liason materials; Canadian Camping Magazine editorial committee minutes, reports and correspondence; a 1968 Canoeing Instructor Course manual; a survey of camp directors and staff, 1975; a CCA Task Force final report, 1977; and two audio disc recordings of a talk by John Fisher (Mr. Canada) delivered on CBC, 26 March 1950.


Title based on the organization which created the fonds.

The fonds was donated by the Canadian Camping Association.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Further accruals are expected. Additions to the fonds are: 78-004, 83-002, 85-014, 86-022, 88-007, 92-004, and 93-002.

For related records see: 85-013 (Quebec Camping Association fonds); 72-007, 78-006, 82-009, 88-006, 89-015, and 92-005 (Ontario Camping Association fonds); 80-022 and 90-016 (Northway Family fonds).

The audio discs are stored in the Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 27.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1: CCA Board - minutes, documents, and reports, 1981 (list enclosed in file)

2: contents as above, 1980

3: contents as above, 1979

4: contents as above, 1978

Box 2


1: CCA Board - minutes, documents and reports, 1977

2: CCA Annual Report, 1967; CCA Board documents, 1976

3: Provincial Association liaison materials from Quebec, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, YMCA, etc. including some materials on specific camps. Includes photograph of Mrs. G. Kaye of Camp Voyageur, winner of the CCA/ACC Logo design contest, 1977

4: Canadian Camping Magazine - editorial committee, minutes, reports, correspondence, etc., 1969-1973

5: 1968 Canoeing Instructor Course manual; CCA Survey of Camp Directors and Camp Staff, 1975; CCA Task Force Final Report, 1977 (federation at work)

Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 27

Two 12" phonodiscs, recording of a talk by John Fisher (Mr. Canada), delivered on CBC, 26 March 1950 (three sides are recorded; at least one side plays from the centre out)