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Camp History

Camp Davern was established in 1946 as a traditional overnight residential camp for girls ages 6-16. With some equipment acquired from the War Assets Corporation and the former Service Canteens & Leave Centres, Camp Davern opened in July of 1946 on it’s stunning 200 acre site located just 25 kilometres from Perth, Ontario.

In the beginning, the camp was able to accommodate up to 60 campers each session. Over the years, Camp Davern has been home to thousands of campers and part of millions of amazing memories. The Ontario summer camp experience lives on and as we head into the future, we are excited to welcome many, many more.

We’ll have the rest of our history posted as soon as we’re finished sifting through the archives and getting all of the stories straight. If you know anything about the history of Camp Davern please email us!