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Accession Number: 85-014


Canadian Camping Association fonds. Additions. -- 1943-1983. -- 49.5 cm of textual records.

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

This fonds was created by and in the custody of the Canadian Camping Association.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, papers from the Archives and Oral history committee, brochures and records from various workshops associated with the Canadian Camping Association.


Title based on the content of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by the Canadian Camping Association before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds along with 82-012, 86-022, 88-007, 92-004 and 93-022 are additions to 78-004.

For related records see: See the finding aid for the Ontario Camping Association. 

Finding Aid

Box 1


1: CCA - minutes, 1952-1962

2: same 1963-1964

3: same 1965-1966

4: same 1967

5: same 1968

6: same 1969

7: same 1970

8: same 1971

9: same 1972-1975

10: same 1976-1977

11: same 1978

12: same 1979

13: same 1980

14: same 1981-1982

15: same 1983

16: same 1984

17: CCA correspondence 1952-1982

18: CCA annual reports 1968, 1973, 1975- 1979, 1982

19: CCA National Directory - directory of outdoor education centres near Montreal

20: CCA Ontario section - annual conference brochures; directories and general correspondence

21: CCA "Constitution" and related correspondence

22: CCA Code of Ethics

23: CCA membership fees

24: CCA "Archives" information about Quebec Camping Association

25: CCA "Archives" information about British Columbia Camping Association - history, chronology finding aid

26: CCA - archives and oral history committee

27: TAAG - Toronto Area Archivists Group (newsletter) ACA - Association of Canadian Archivists Bulletin (archives bulletin)

28: Miscellaneous material (Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia)

Box 2


1: CCA official publications

2: CCA Society of Camp Directors

3: CCA Report of Task Force

4: CCA Letters Patent - Corporate Seal

5: CCA National Camp Day; plus photo of Sen. Ray Perrault, Min. for Fitness and Amateur Sport 1983

6: CCA Log of Canada's Centenary Journey

7: CCA "Canadian Camping" Magazine

8: CCA Awards of Merit

9: CCA Report to Federal Government

10: CCA Federal Manpower & Immigration

11: CCA Intercultural Camping Report by Don Groff, Feb. 1968

12: CCA Standards

13: CCA Conference of Standards 1971 Halifax

14: CCA 1974 Standards Workshop

15: CCA 1974 Outdoor Education & Native Awareness Conference

16: CCA Canoeing Instructor School, University of Ottawa

17: CCA "Man & His Leisure" Canadian Symposium of Recreation

Box 3


1: CCA Leadership Training Course - Thesis 1943 by Mr. C.D. Forsyth

2: CCA Directors Seminar 1968

3: CCA 1973 Geneva Conference for Camp Directors

4: CCA same 1975

5: CCA same 1978

6: CCA Executive Development Workshop