The Ontario Camps Association (OCA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization that leads the way for camps and outdoor education centres to operate safely and professionally. We aren’t a licensing body. Our camps and outdoor education centres are leaders who are committing to holding themselves to the highest standard.

OCA requires Accredited Members to follow and maintain standards for operational excellence. More than 600 OCA Standards keep members accountable and operating at a level of excellence. For parents and guardians, it means peace of mind that the facilities they send their children to are safe, accessible, and professionally operated. We also offer our members on-going educational workshops, conferences, and other professional development opportunities.

We’re a community of passionate people from all walks of life with one thing in common: our love for camp and outdoor education. Working together as a community, we make Ontario the very best place for people to go to camp.

Contact our Executive Director, Joy Levy with any media requests.

Press Releases

May 6, 2021, “OCA Organizes Provincial Letter Campaign Saturday, May 8; Campers, Staff and Friends of Camp Share Their Hopes For Camp This Summer

April 12, 2021, “Ontario Camps Association to Hold Virtual Campfire to Light the Path Back to Camp

Media Coverage


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