This picture actually comes from my wife. It was among some of Wendy’s grandparent’s pictures. Some of you will know that Wendy is a Kitney – from Argyle/Hamilton Temple (and is therefore related to the Harris’, Marriotts and the Evendens). You will find her Dad Norm in this picture. He’s on the left side, the third row from the front with dark hair and glasses (about 3 in from the left side).
At any rate this picture I think predates Camp Selkirk by a year or two. I know that Jackson’s Point camp was originally purchased by the Territory with the plan that all of Ontario would attend it. Camping ministries were so popular that in 1948 the Divisional Commander of the day, Lt. Colonel Joseph Acton, purchased 86 acres from the Hoover family on the shores of Lake Erie and began Camp Selkirk. But for two years prior to that decision, the division rented a camp and ran their summer program there.
I am wondering if this is one of those camps. You can see that someone is holding a megaphone with the words “Camp Erie Heights” on it. (It’s hard to see but it is there.)
Were you there? Do you have any information on this?
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