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Accession Number: 93-021

Title

Ontario Camping Association fonds. Additions. -- 1966-1992. -- 60 cm of textual records and other materials.

Biography / History

In 1900 A.L. Cochrane established the first private camp in Ontario. By 1925, the number of private camps in Ontario had increased to only six or seven. The camps established during this time period (1900-1925) were mainly for boys over the age of thirteen. Co-ed camps were unheard of at this time. By 1925, the private camps were making headway in their development and agency camps, such as the Y.M.C.A., were opening up across the province. The leaders and directors of these camps, wanting to keep abreast of new trends, began to regularily attend the American Camping Association conventions, due to the absence of a Canadian or Ontario camping association. This situation, although helpful to the evolution of camps in Ontario, was not ideal. Issues relevant to Canadian camps, and camp leaders and directors, were not being addressed by the American association. As a result, the camp leaders in Ontario decided to form their own group. In the first few years, the meetings were informal, and held in private homes. The first members were A.L. Cochrane, H.E. Chapman, Mary Edgar, Mary Hamilton, Fern Halliday, and Taylor and Ethel Statten. One of the main topics of discussion centered on the need for a camping association in Ontario. In 1933, this group of private camp leaders and directors formally founded the Ontario Camping Association. Taylor Statten was made the first chairman of the Association. It was decided by the founding members that the Association would not just be for private camps, but would be open to anyone engaged in any aspect of camping. The interests of the founders of the Association encompassed the development and maintenance of high camping standards in the field of camping for children and an appreciation of the wider aspects of the camping movement. They believed that through discussion and consideration of common camping policies and problems, and by mutual exchange of ideas and knowledge, better camping would be achieved. The Ontario Camping Association was responsible for the development and implementation of standards for Ontario's childrens camps, and, in 1941, in conjunction with the Provincial Department of Health, made the licensing of all camps mandatory. The headquarters of the Association are located in Toronto, Ontario.

Custodial History

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

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of materials relating to camps, records of Ontario Camping Association, Standards Committee, Conference material, photos and slides.

Notes

Title based on creator of fonds.

Includes 583 photographs : 203 slides, 1 print, 3 magnets and 13 pins.

This fonds was donated by the Ontario Camping Association.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds along with 78-006, 82-009, 84-019, 85-0141, 86-018, 88-066, 89-015 and 92-005 is an addition to 72-007.

For related records see: See the Canadian Camping Association, the Quebec Camping Association, the Society for Camp Directors and Windy Pines.

Finding Aid

Series A: Camps-Summer 1992

Box 1

Folder

1 Camp Arowhon

brochures, camper applications, letterhead and birthday cards

2 Camp Belwood

staff manual, staff list, camp schedule, letterhead and brochure

3 Camp Brebeuf

brochures, camper applications, camper file sheets, letterhead, birthday cards, staff manual, staff training schedule, staff evaluation material and site map

4 Camp Can-Aqua

brochure, camper application, staff evalution material and camper file sheets

5 Cave Springs Camp

brochures, camper applications, letterhead, site map and 1991 annual report

6 Camp Chimo

brochures and guides, letterhead, camper application, staff application, staff evaluation form, staff training schedule, staff list, staff employment contract, staff manual and photos

7 Circle R Ranch

brochures, camper applications, letterhead, staff application, staff contracts, staff list and site map

8 Crusaders Bible Camp

staff application and brochure  

9 Crystal Springs Camp brochures, counsellors manual, camp schedule, staff application, staff list and staff manual

10 Camp Ganadaoweh

brochures, letterhead, staff application, staff contracts, staff manual, staff training schedule, staff list and site map

11 Glen Mhor Camp

brochures, staff manual, letterhead, camp schedule, newspaper article, camper application and survey questionnaire

12 Camp Hyanto

brochures, camper applications, letterhead, birthday cards, staff application, staff contract and staff list

13 Camp Ke-Mon-Oya

brochures, camper application, camp schedule, staff evaluation material, site map and staff list

14 Kilcoo Camp

newsletter (November 1992)

15 Klub Kidz Day Camp

camper application, brochures, camper information and guide to better camping

16 Matt Mann Camps (Akomak and Chikopi)

brochures, camper applications, letterhead, staff application, staff contracts, staff manual, staff training schedule, staff evaluation material and photos

17 Camp McGovern

brochures, camper application, camper file sheets, letterhead, staff application, staff contracts, staff training schedule, staff evaluation, staff list and site map

18 Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da

brochures, camper application, camper file sheets, staff list and song book  

19 Camp Mini-Yo-We

brochure, staff list, site map, staff manual, staff application, letterhead, staff contract and camper application

20 Camp Newport

brochures, camper file sheets, letterhead, birthday cards, staff application, staff contract, staff manual, staff training schedule, staff list, site map and photos

21 Camp Northway/Wendigo

brochures, letterhead, staff manual, staff evaluation material, staff application and camper application

22 Camp Oochigeas

brochure

23 Camp Ponacka

brochures, camper application, camper file sheets, letterhead, staff application, staff contract, staff list

24 Camp Sidrabene

brochures, camper file sheets, staff contract, staff list and photos

25 Camp Simpresca

brochures, camper file sheets, letterhead, staff application, staff contract, site map

26 Super Camp Baseball School

handbook, brochure and camper application

27 Taylor Statten Camps (Ahmek and Wapomeo)

brochures, site map, camper application, staff application and letterhead

28 Camp Walden

site map, staff medical form, brochures and staff manual

29 Waterbrook Farm Camp

brochures, camper application, camper file sheets, letterhead, staff application, staff contract, staff manual, staff training schedule and staff evaluation material

30 Camp Winnebagoe

brochures, camper application, letterhead, staff application, staff contract and staff list

31 Camp Y

brochures, camper application, letterhead, staff application, staff contract, staff evaluation material and site map  

Series B: Ontario Camping Association Records

32 Ontario Camping Association Office Manual 1978

records of minutes, financial records, membership, newsletters, guide to summer recreation

33 Day Camping Manuals 1970

day camp manuals from the Youth and Recreation Branch of the Ontario Department of Education

34 Day Camp Manual 1976

from the City of Mississauga-Camp Tutoredaca

35 Ontario Camping Association Membership Committee 1969-71

minutes and correspondence (original and 3rd party)

36 Outdoor Education 1970

from Board of Education for the City of Hamilton

37 Standards 1970-76

minutes, reports and correspondence

38 Standards 1978

minutes, reports and correspondence  

39 Standards Visitations 1979

minutes, reports and correspondence

40 Standards Visitations 1980

minutes, reports and correspondence

41 Standards Visitations 1981

minutes, reports and correspondence  

Box 2

Folder

1 Standards Visitations 1982

minutes, reports and correspondence

2 Standards Visitations 1983

minutes, reports and correspondence

3 Day Camps in Ontario 1973

4 Suggested Camp Forms 1978

5 Shadow Lake Camp 1925-29

brochure and photos

6 1993 Ontario Camping Association Directors and Senior Staff Conference 1992

correspondence and information

7 Conference Digest 1966

8 Conference Digest 1968

9 Report of the 1971 Convention 1971

10 Report of the 1973 Convention 1973

11 Conference Report 1974

12 Conference Report 1975

13 Conference Report 1976

14 Conference Report 1978

15 Conference Brochure and Program 1992

16 Various

conference stickers 1981-91, Ontario Camping Association Directory 1982 and 1984, brochure for 1989 Canadian Camping Association Conference, notes on mailings August 1984

17 Miscellaneous Pins

18 Miscellaneous Photos

19 Miscellaneous Slides-Box 1

20 Miscellaneous Slides-Box 2

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