Camps--British Columbia



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  • Here are entered works on places in the country that offer simple, temporary group accommodations in an outdoor atmosphere together with an organized program of recreational or instructional activities. Works on places in the country that offer temporary lodging to individuals in an outdoor atmosphere, as well as works on the facilities provided in these places are entered under Camp sites, facilities, etc. Works on the techniques of setting up and living in camps are entered under Camping.

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Camps--British Columbia

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Camps--British Columbia

  • UF Summer camps

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Camps--British Columbia

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Administrative records

  • GR-2668
  • Series
  • 1954-1980

This unit consists of cards relating to closed licensed child care facilities, day care facilities 1967-1980 and summer camps 1954-1974. The facilities were licensed under the Welfare Institutions Licensing Act of 1938 until 1969 when it was replaced by the Community Care Facilities Licensing Act.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

[DeWolf collection : family footage]

Amateur film. Miscellaneous family footage. Mountain scenery around Premier Lake. Gladys and Jack on horseback. Gladys in cowboy outfit at Lake. Girls at summer camp, swimming and diving. Girls at Hot Springs. Gladys turning cartwheels. Jack camping in backyard. Gladys and Jack playing in snow with Jim. Edgar and Jack playing ship. An elephant (apparently known as "Cranbrook Ed") is led down a Cranbrook street and onto a freight car.

[Jordan River Camp]

News item. Some excellent footage which shows interior and exterior of facilities at Jordan River Camp, as well as its inmates and staff. Footage of inmates doing forestry work. Also, a discussion with George (a young Indian offender) who is seen on Victoria streets, and then out at the camp.

[Jordan River Camp]

Television stock shots. Footage of Jordan River Camp, facilities, inmates and staff.

Minutes of the Welfare Institutions Licensing Board

  • GR-2857
  • Series
  • 1938-1972

Minutes of the Welfare Institutions Licensing Board (1938-66), later the Community Care Facilities Licensing Board (1972). Also includes Regulations of 1940 and explanatory notes on the Welfare Institutions Licensing Act of 1937 (volume 7). The Welfare Institutions Licensing Board was established within the Department of the Provincial Secretary in 1938 to carry out the provisions of the Act Respecting Private Welfare Institutions. The Act came into existence in 1937 as a result of Commissioner Bird's recommendations upon his inquiry into the Homes for the Friendless in that year. The intention of the Act was to protect infants, unmarried mothers, and handicapped or aged adults from exploitation in private boarding homes or similar institutions. In 1950, responsibility for the administration of the Welfare Institutions Licensing Act was transferred from the Hospital Services Division of the B.C. Hospital Insurance Service to the Social Welfare Branch. In 1969 the Welfare Institutions Act was superseded by the Community Care Facilities Licensing Act. In 19701971, responsibility for the Act was returned to the Health Branch, within the Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance. This unit includes minutes of the board 1938-1966 and 1972. Volume 7 also includes regulations, ca 1940, and notes explaining the legislation (1937). The minutes include lists of facilities which were licensed, addresses and capacity, and other information.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health and Welfare

Operational records related to child care facilities

  • GR-2696
  • Series
  • 1980-1981

A series of cards relating to child care facilities, including the name of facility, address, ownership and type of accommodation, health unit, capacity, dates of application, interim permit, license, cancellation, or surrender of license.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

[Vancouver 50th anniversary pageant players ; CCF summer camp]

Amateur film. "Stanley Park: Players in the Vancouver 50th Anniversary Pageant pose for Bowdery. Shots include a group of pirates, Vancouver (?) and Quadra, and a group of women. CCF Summer Camp: [possibly at Heron Rocks, Hornby Island] shows members enjoying an afternoon on the beach. Shots of the beach, bathers, bathing, life-saving techniques, and several [close-ups] of various friends. The last two shots show J.W. Bowdery looking very dapper." (Colin Browne)

Vernon Brink interview

CALL NUMBER: T4147:0006 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1984-03-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: First visit to Garibaldi Park in 1926 or 1927, as a boy of 13 or 14, at a Vancouver Natural History Society camp under the leadership of Professor John Davidson; introduction to the Alpine Club of Canada in the 1930s; involvement with the Varsity Outdoor Club in the 1940s as honourary president; encouraged club to visit Garibaldi Park area; wrote article along with club president on ski mountaineering in Garibaldi Park; involvement with Vancouver section of the Alpine Club of Canada in 1940s as club president; had Taylor cabin turned over for use by the Alpine Club of Canada. Vancouver Natural History Society camp in Black Tusk Meadows in 1941; last camp directed by Professor Davidson; story about cook wanting to leave camp; brief description of the Garibaldi Park Board packer Alec Munro as a packer; anecdote about flashlight dropped into the biffy; Dr. Davidson's botany games; hike out in rain; meeting members of university board at PGE; first official ascent of Pyramid Peak; by Vancouver section of the Alpine Club in the 1940s; involvement with Garibaldi Playground Association in the 1940s and early 1950s as chairman of the association; association brought about establishment of a comprehensive park system for the province.

CALL NUMBER: T4147:0007 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1984-03-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Involvement with Garibaldi Playground Association (continued). [Note: Dr. Brink spoke about a Mr. Dickson at this point, but later said he was referring to Mr. Dickens.] Studies carried out b;y Dr. Brink in Garibaldi Park in the 1950s and 1960s, and comments about changes in the park; comments about two incidents recalled during trips into Garibaldi Park; comments about Professor John Davidson. TRACK 2: Comments about Professor John Davidson (continued); mentions how the Burrard Field Naturalists started as a splinter group from the Vancouver Natural History Society; comments about well-known individuals associated with Garibaldi Park -- Don Munday, Dr. Fred Bell, Tom Fyles and Dr. Neal Carter.