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Call for Papers: 2016 Canadian Camping Research Award of Excellence

Posted on February 21, 2016 by Catherine Ross

This annual award, the Canadian Camping Research Award of  Excellence, recognizes and celebrates excellence in research and writing  that makes a significant contribution to the body of knowledge relevant to  organized camping in Canada. It encourages graduate students, faculty and  independent scholars from any academic discipline or professional field to  examine issues and or practicalities of the camp industry from a social, educational, economic, technological, political, natural and/or  organizational perspective.

Camp Directors, please share this announcement with interested current or  former staff.

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Communications Officer at Canadian Camping Association
Catherine's lifelong love of camping began in 1953 when she accompanied her mother, the new camp cook, to Camp Tanamakoon in Algonquin Park. She remained at Tan until 1978 as a camper and in several staff roles. After five years as a teacher, in 1979, Catherine and her husband George purchased Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da for girls in Parry Sound, Ontario which they owned for 20 years. Catherine has served on the Board of the Ontario Camps Association, and is Past President of the Society of Camp Directors. She is currently Communications Officer on the Board of the CCA. She is past editor of Camps Canada, published by the CCA, and the OCAasional News, the newsletter of the OCA. She is the author of four publications. Her articles on camping have appeared in numerous magazines.