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Accession Number: 99-003


Society of Camp Directors fonds. Additions. -- 1963-1998. -- 12 cm of textual records. -- 13 slides. -- 2 audio cassettes.

Biography / History

The Society of Camp Directors was founded May 21, 1969, after a long gestation period, from about 1957, when the subject was first broached in the Ontario Camping Association. Members of the OCA who were camp directors were instrumental in the formation of the new society.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Prof. Bruce Hodgins before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of administrative papers of the Society of Camp Directors and includes minutes, bylaws, and correspondence. Also included are transcripts of interviews with past Society presidents, materials relating to the Society writing awards, and slides of Society members.


Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds along with 82-007, 85-012 and 86-019 is an addition to 74-002.

For related records see: 78-004, 78-006, 80-014, 80-022, 84-019, 85-014, 89-015, and 92-005.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1: Correspondence, 1973-1993, n.d.

2: Minutes, 1969-1972; 1982-1992; 1997 (incomplete)

3: Newsletters, Jan. 1970; Feb. 1971; June 1974; membership lists, [1975]; [1978]; [1981]; [1984]; 1987; 1989; dinner programmes, 1989; 1991; 1994

4: By-laws; lists of Board of Directors, 1988-1992

5: Tripping questionnaire, n.d.

6: Interviews of past presidents: Lisa Labette Wilson, Eleanor Kay, Adele Ebbs, Bruce Harris, Cliff Labette, Bill Babcock, Marjorie Booth, John Gilchrist, Elsie Poulther, Brian Blackstock, John Latimer. Includes two cassette tapes and transcripts.

7: Papers and addresses presented to the SCD, 1972-1992

8: SCD Writing Awards: papers "Un Rapprochement Entre Les Deux Solitudes? Les Camp D'ete Linguistiques" by S. Kate Moore, winner 1993; "Relationships Among Role Conflict..." by Joe Pavelka, 2nd prize 1993; "The Nature of Camp in Haliburton" by Libby Dalrymple, 1993; "Children's Camps and the Role They Play in the Socialization of Children" by Ross Grieson, 1995; "Running Head: Boredom in Camping" by Thomas F. Appleyard, [1996?]; "Middle Class Values and Children's Camping" by Jennifer White, winner 1997; "Camping with a Purpose: The History of Marketing Summer Camps in Ontario", winner 1998; includes relevant correspondence and posters; SCD Annual Photo Contest, 1996-1997

9: Association of Independent Camps: correspondence and newsletters, 1991-1994

10: Bruce Hodgins: general correspondence (some re Kumbayah, The Third International Camping Congress, 1994)

Loose in box, bag of 13 slides with SCD members, 1963-1979