Fonds menn-52 - Camp Valaqua fonds

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Camp Valaqua fonds

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MENN menn-52

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  • [ca. 1961]-[ca. 2003] (Creation)
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    Camp Valaqua

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18 cm of textual records.

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Camp Valaqua was established in 1958 on property on the Little Red Deer River near Water Valley, Alberta. It was organized under the auspices of the Conference of Mennonites in Alberta (later named Mennonite Church Alberta) in conjunction with the Alberta Mennonite Youth Organization. It was to be a recreational, wilderness summer camp for Mennonite children and youth. A Camp Committee was established to develop the camp and maintain relations with the member congregations. Initially the camp accommodation consisted of tents and makeshift shelters, but in 1960 a main hall/chapel building and a cabin were built. An additional four cabins were built in 1961 and a naming contest established "Camp Valaqua". Upgrading and expansion has taken place over the years, including an additional eight cabins, a washroom-shower complex, cook's cabin, administration building, etc.

Custodial history

The fonds was in the custody of Henry Goerzen, Conference of Mennonites in Alberta Archivist.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of Camp Valaqua handbooks, statement of objectives, and manual (ca. 1961-1984) and camper applications (1983-1986)

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Gift by Henry Goerzen, 2002, ca. 2003.

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  • The material is in English.

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Access to personal information in camper applications is subject to MHSA privacy policy and relevant privacy legislation.

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For information related to the Camp Valaqua fonds, see MHSA's Mennonite Church Alberta fonds - Series E. For a books related to the Camp Valaqua, see The Mennonite Conference of Alberta by C.L. Dick published in 1980 (available in MHSA library)

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Record No. Accession 2002.027<br><br>

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