Committees

If you are interested in volunteering on any of our OCA committees, please reach out to the OCA team at info@ontariocamps.ca.

This committee plans and executes the OCA Connects Conference.

A hard-working and fun-loving group of OCA Members who are dedicated to preserving our organization’s and our Member Camps’ history. Volunteers on this committee road-trip to Trent University to visit the Fonds – our archival library.

We’d like to thank the Academy…. This committee reviews awards submissions and selects recipients to recognize our outstanding camp, outdoor centre, and vendor community!

This committee advocates for more opportunities for children and adults of varying backgrounds, abilities and medical needs, within a range of camp and outdoor education programs and supports the OCA with resources, training, and support on accessibility to promote inclusion.

We love our volunteers, and the Community Engagement committee helps the OCA make sure our membership knows how to get involved!

This committee focuses on camp-related academic research.

If you’re the long-time running champion of Where’s Waldo, you’ve got what it takes to recruit candidates for our Board of Directors. The committee finds qualified and interested candidates for upcoming vacancies on the OCA Board.

The EDI Committee strives to provide member camps with education, support and resources with the goal of creating safe spaces for all campers, staff and families that recognize and integrate people’s race, religion, cultural identity, indigenous identity, place of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, income and family structure.

From crunching on GORP to crunching the numbers, this committee reviews the budget and financial statements with the Executive Director, and provides expertise for grants, fundraising, and financial issues.

This committee goes to bat for the interest of the OCA and the camp/outdoor centre industry at all levels of government.

This committee boosts an injection of fun into Health Care and promotes and develops the highest standards of camp health care. See the whole team out at our Health Conference!

We’re bringing outdoor education inside of the OCA! This committee is working to ensure stellar outdoor education centres get recognition for their commitment to health, safety, and quality programming through our Accreditation process.

Our Preferred Vendors are Takin’ Care Of Business – every day. Two to three times a year, these pros come together and start workin’ overtime to brainstorm and share ideas for success at the OCA Connects Exhibit Hall and throughout the year.

Since 1965, the Accreditation Program has been making camps safer, healthier, and more FUN. This committee makes it all happen from matching to training to visits to recommendations to getting your very own (and maintaining) your ability to use the OCA Accredited Camp Logo.

We could shout our love of Ontario Regulation 503/17 from the rooftops! The committee reviews OCA Member feedback, monitors best practices and legislation, and provides proposed amendments to the membership each year.

Standards Visitors

If you’re a fan of field trips (and excursions), this is the volunteer role for you. As a visitor, you represent the OCA, and are our in-the-field correspondents. It’s thanks to our visitors that our Accreditation Program is so effective. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas and resources, meet camp peers, and be involved in our OCA community.

A group of young professionals started to meet by Zoom. Together we formed an ‘emerging camp pro’ network. Our hope was and still is to create opportunities to meet other people who can relate to the joys and challenges many of us experience in our day-to-day lives.