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Accession Number: 88-007


Canadian Camping Association fonds. Additions. -- 1959-1980. -- 15 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 still exists today continues to promote camping in Canada.

Custodial History

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

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence, notes and documents relating to the Canadian Camping Association.


Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by the Canadian Camping Association.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material at the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

This fonds along with 82-012, 85-014, 86-022, 92-004 and 93-022 is an addition to 78-004.

For related records see: See the Ontario Camping Association fonds, the Society of Camp Director fonds and the Quebec Camping Association fonds.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1: CCA Environment Committee - correspondence, notes and documents, 1983-1987

2: Canadian Camping Magazine - correspondence, 1959-1972

3: Canadian Camping Magazine - miscellaneous materials

4: Minutes from CCA Annual Meetings, 1968, 1970

5: CCA Constitution - including revisions

6: Miscellaneous CCA materials, 1977

7: Miscellaneous CCA materials, 1978

8: Miscellaneous CCA materials, 1979

9: Miscellaneous CCA materials, 1980