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Accession Number: 93-022


Canadian Camping Association fonds. Additions. -- 1976-1989. -- 30.5 cm of textual records and other materials.

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 Mr. Taylor Statten, president; Miss Mary Edgar, vice-president; Dr. George S. Patterson, secretary; and Miss 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 until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of Board Minutes from 1985 to 1989; membership lists; and correspondence.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

Includes 182 photographs : 102 negatives, 46 slides; 5 audio cassettes; 2 videocassettes : 1 beta, 1 VHS; 3 film strips and 1 plaque.

This fonds was donated by the Canadian Camping Association.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the Public Archives of Canada.

This fonds along with 82-012, 85-014, 86-022, 88-007 and 92-004 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 1989 National Conference-Geneva Park 1987-89

correspondence (original and 3rd party) and minutes re. organization of 1989 CCA national conference held at Geneva Park/YMCA Conference Centre, Orillia

2. Canadian Camping Magazine 1982-84

correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. publication of CCA's magazine

3. CCA Membership Lists 1981-88

computer printout from 13 May 1981 (pages 22-34 missing); individual membership list from 1988

4. Ian Fowler-Personal 1989

personal correspondence (original and 3rd party) and agenda of Ian Fowler while president of CCA

5. CCA Board Minutes 1985-86

6. CCA Board Minutes 1987-89

7. Miscellaneous 1985-89

miscellaneous documents from CCA: program material for salute to youth; constitution and by laws; national code of ethics; certificate of honourary membership; environmental ethic; photograph from Camping Association of Nova Scotia and brief on orientation manual

8. CCA documents 1981-84

various documents re. organization and functioning of CCA including position descriptions, fiscal accountability, constitution and action plans (in green CCA binder)

9. CCA Motions 1976-86

motions of the CCA organized in alphabetical order by subject matter (in black binder)

10. Miscellaneous Audio-Visual Material

filmstrip Camping without a trace (3 films and 3 cassettes); videotape of Regina Meeting April 1985; videotape Rescues for river runners; 2 boxes of slides; 2 reels of negatives from British Columbia Camping Association 1983; miscellaneous photographs and negatives including some from the British Columbia Camping Association and the Saskatchewan Camping Association; cassette of FAC/ACQ Conference; plaque from National Camping Association of Japan