Committees

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

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!

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

School is in session! This committee plans and executes education programming for events such as OCA Connects and the Health Conference.

It’s not easy being green – this committee develops educational workshops that help our membership be stewards of the environment.

Safe-Space makers extraordinaire; this committee works to develop educational events and resources like our Ambassador Program and LGBTQ+ Tips Resource.

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!

Do you think the news needs more camp? So do we! Working at the direction of the Board and in collaboration with other OCA Committees, you’ll help OCA celebrate and espouse the value of the camp experience to a wide audience.

Do you love America’s Got Talent? This committee is kind of like the judges, but instead of watching magicians, they read through new camp and outdoor centre applications. They make recommendations for who gets to move on to the finals – aka work towards accreditation.

Do you find yourself giving camp advice to people in the supermarket? It’s time to be an OCA Mentor! Help camps and outdoor centres through the ups and downs of camp life and make new friends along the way.

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 OCA team is working hard to support our Members – and sometimes need a hand with some general support!

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.

This committee advocates for inclusion, and is dedicated to educating camps and outdoor centres about providing support for people with special needs.

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.