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Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta


 

MHSA Archival Description Record

Title and Physical Description
Camp Valaqua fonds. — [ca. 1961-ca. 2003]. — 18 cm of textual records

Administrative/Biographical History
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 & Content
The fonds consists of Camp Valaqua handbooks, statement of objectives, and manual (ca. 1961-1984) and camper applications (1983-1986)

Source of Supplied Title
Title based on contents of the fonds

Source of Acquisition
Gift by Henry Goerzen, 2002, ca. 2003

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

Finding Aids
See Series Inventory

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

Accruals
Accruals are expected

Notes
Accession 2002.027
Last updated July 2012 – Jim Bowman

Series Inventory

1 – 1 Camp Valaqua handbook. – [ca. 1961]
1 – 2 Camp Valaqua handbook. – [ca. 1967]
1 – 3 Objectives. – [ca. 1981]
1 – 4 Camp Valaqua manual. – 1984
1 – 4a Building fund accounts book. – 1981-1982
1 – 4b Anna Neufeld bequest. – 1996-1997
1 – 5 Camper application forms. – 1983
1 – 6 Camper application forms. – 1983
1 – 7 Camper application forms. – 1984
1 – 8 Camper application forms. – 1984
1 – 9 Camper application forms. – 1985
1 – 10 Camper application forms. – 1985
1 – 11 Camper application forms. – 1985
1 – 12 Camper application forms. – 1986
1 – 13 Camper application forms. – 1986
1 – 14 Box lists of Camp Valaqua and Alberta Mennonite Youth Organization materials. – [ca. 2003]

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