Welcome to
The Scope Camping Web!

The Scope Camping Web is a division of
Established 1965
Harold Merton, Publisher

Merton Media
1799 St. Clair Parkway,
Courtright, Ontario
N0N 1H0
Harold Merton
President and Publisher
Elizabeth Merton
Assistant Publisher
Elspeth Smelser

Scope is Canada's oldest camping and recreational vehicle publication. It began back in 1965 when Canadian camper Harold Merton decided that it was time Canadians had a camping magazine of their own. He was tired of reading articles in U.S. Publications that had little interest to Canadians and there was literally no news of camping group activity at all in the U.S. magazines.

Scope Camping News quickly became a huge success as Canadian campers and advertisers flocked to the pages of the publication. It began as a sheet-fed offset printed publication but after three issues outgrew the facilities where it was printed and then moved to one of the newer technologies of the time, an offset newspaper printing press.

In 2001 the publication celebrated its 35th anniversary and it was fitting that on that milestone we launched a new venture - the internet version of Canada's oldest source of published camping information. The Scope Camping Web is a more readily accessible version of a source of information that Canadian campers have used for so many years.

We would like our visitors to patronize our advertisers who make both our publication and our website possible. Many of our fine advertisers have been with us for 50 years or more.

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