We keep the tradition of great camps and outdoor education centres alive.
OCA helps Ontario camps and outdoor education centres deliver safe experiences.
The Ontario Camps Association (OCA) is a voluntary, non-profit membership organization that works to make Ontario a premiere destination for camp and outdoor education. We aren’t the government – we’re an association of camp professionals committed to maintaining the highest standard of camp! Keeping the Ontario camp tradition alive is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why our Members adhere to more than 600 Health and Safety Standards designed to ensure the safety of campers and staff.
Today, 400+ Member camps and outdoor education centres serving more than 357,000 participants have adopted our standards.
Look for the OCA Accredited Member logo on a camp or outdoor education centre’s promotional material. That logo tells you that a facility continuously meets industry safety standards and provides participants with quality camp and outdoor education centre experiences.
Whether you’re looking for a safe camp or outdoor education centre for your participant or you’re a camp or outdoor education centre leader looking to invest in your facility’s future, OCA has resources to help you.
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Join a community of passionate, caring, camp and outdoor education centre professionals. Become familiar with the OCA Standards, apply to go through our accreditation process, and become OCA Accredited.
OCA Accredited camps and outdoor education centres are programs that parents and guardians can trust. In a few clicks, we’ll help you find the best camp or outdoor education centre for your camper.
Becoming an OCA Preferred Vendor opens the door to possible partnerships with over 400 Accredited Camps and Outdoor Education Centres in Ontario!
View our Preferred Vendor Directory, and find a product or service for your camp, outdoor education centre, home or cottage!
The OCA Accredited logo means that the camp you attend is safe and focused on the wellbeing of your camper!