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Sun, Swimming and S’mores: Summer Camp in Canada

Sun, Swimming and S’mores: Summer Camp in Canada

The Story


Swimming, canoeing, campfires and making new friends: these summer camp activities have been a rite of passage for countless Canadian children for more than a century. In recent decades, we've also seen the proliferation of specialty camps - be it music camp, space camp or circus camp - as well as camps for children with special needs and various medical conditions. From the first hello to the last sad goodbye, CBC Digital Archives looks at summer camp since the 1960s.