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Camp Morton

Camp Morton was developed in the early 1920s by Monsignor Morton and Archbishop A.A. Sinnott of the Winnipeg Diocese as a summer camp for disadvantaged children and families from Winnipeg and St. Benedict’s orphanage in Arborg.

Over the years an impressive collection of public and camp buildings were erected at the site. Most of the public buildings were carried out with eye-catching forms and picturesque surface treatments, including geometric designs in small stones pressed into the concrete. The camp buildings (mostly from the early 1940s) were also distinctive, done in so-called “stackwall” construction in which short log sections were placed into mortar or concrete, giving each little building a novel speckled appearance.

The operation ceased to function as a church camp and is now maintained by the Parks Branch of Manitoba Conservation.

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