BLAST from the PAST

Teen_1_1 This page is dedicated to all our campers… some who have a history with Camp Koolaree going back many, many years.

boys camp circa 1944

We invite you to contact CampWebGuy about your memories of Camp Koolaree. If you have pictures you would like to add to this site, email the “jpg” to CampWebGuy, and they will be added with your credit, so don’t forget your name and the year of the photo and any other caption you want it to have.storehouse 







Dimock’s Songbook
Camp Koolaree songbook complied by Ken and Gill Dimock in 1982!



an exciting collection of
Camp Koolaree songs
saved by Bruce More

 (click this link and go to his webpage)

Bruce reports:

It’s a great piece of Koolaree Heritage, mostly due to the dedication of Ken Dimock’s collection and his very able recording of all the songs.  I met him a couple of years before he died and he gave me all the songbooks and tape recordings that made this web page possible.

I went to Koolaree in summers between 1949 and 1953, first with my family (Dad was minister at East Trail United and camp Chaplain) and subsequently by myself, as a camper.  My brother, Art, was a regular attendee and had a lot of friends from his camps. 
young peoples 1950

This photo not only has Bruce at the bottom of the photo, but it also has his dad (back middle) and most notably, Ken Dimock (back — 2nd from right), who made the recordings and collected the songs with his wife: Gill Reay – middle second from left)     Photo circa 1950

Bruce is now Professor Emeritus from the University of Victoria School of Music.


1955-Senior-Boys-at-the-Cairn-Mt.-Laska Photo submitted by Jim Sadler

1955 Senior Boys at the Cairn Mt. Laska
Photo submitted by Jim Sadler

Junior boys camp, 1955. Photo submitted by Jim Sadler

Junior boys camp, 1955.
Photo submitted by Jim Sadler