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From the collection of Marcia Rose (née Dillick).

Campers, staff and Seabiscuit (horse) return from a hike to Sparrow Lake, Balfour Manor Camp, Morrison Lake, Ont, Aug. 1941. Irene Granovsky, founded Balfour Manor Camp on Morrison Lake in the Muskoka Region in 1935. Having previous experience running a day camp on Lake Simcoe, she set out with her husband Ted to create an overnight camp for Jewish youngsters aged 4 -16. In addition to offering camp activities, such as canoe, swim, tennis, and horseback riding, there were adventurous canoe tripping expeditions down the Severn River to destinations such as Port Carling, Gloucester Pool and Lake Huron.

 

Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, accession 2018-6-19.