100 Stories for 100 years

In 2024, Camp Tanamakoon will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. The Alumni Association is publishing a book of hundreds of stories for one hundred years. We want to know YOUR stories!

Focus your story on one special memory, for example: why you chose Tanamakoon, your first day at camp, the role of camp counsellors, camp friendships a beloved activity, a memorable canoe trip, a difficult challenge, or a special program. Include detailed descriptions of an event, a place, or a person that made you happy, sad, inspired, or motivated. 

Chat with camp friends, reminisce about those “remember when” moments, and then share (one version of) your group story; be sure to include all your names. 

We want stories representing as many years as possible. 

Where? Please send your contributions to Catherine Ross at caterineross315@gmail.com (If you would be more comfortable sharing your story via speaking directly with her, contact CR to have a conversation).

What? Included your name (first name, maiden name, surname), your years at Tanamakoon, a maximum 300-word story and if available, one digital photo (include names, dates, and details).

Photos? if you wish to include a single hard copy photo (names, date details on the back) applicable to your story please mail it to Camp Tanamakoon, 132 Reynolds Street, Oakville, ON L6J 3K5. Include a self-addressed envelope if you wish the photo to be returned. If not it will be included in Tanamakoon’s 100th-anniversary submission to the Trent University Archives. 

When? Start Now! We are accepting submissions until June 1, 2023, in order to go to print by January 2024 for distribution at our anniversary celebrations. A copy of the book, all written submissions, and donated photographs will be sent to Trent University Archives the repository for Canadian camping. 

Let’s celebrate! What’s your story in Tanamkoon’s 100-year history? 

Catherine Wells Ross, 1953 – 1978 – Editor.