OCA’s #PlanForCamp Online Campfire

Join more than 10,000 other camp supporters for a special OCA event in support of opening all camps in Ontario this summer, taking place Monday, April 12 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

What to expect

  • Executive Director, Joy Levy, and OCA President, Heather Davidson, will provide an overview of the OCA mission and services with a focus on the efforts made this year to support camps!
  • A panel of health and policy experts, including SickKids CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn will talk about both the OCA guidance and field guide process, along with the social, emotional, physical and mental health rationale for the OCA to open and serve our youth this year.
  • OCA Campers will share why they love camp, and why they need camp this summer!
  • The OCA COVID-19 Task Force will share what the next steps are to us as we #planforcamp!

The details

Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Virtually – join us at bit.ly/planforcamp
View our Facebook Event page here.

What is #planforcamp

#planforcamp is an OCA social media campaign created to show why camps, families, and youth need camps to open this summer.

What does #planforcamp mean for Ontario families?

The OCA encourages parents/guardians, campers, and camp staff to #planforcamp to happen this summer. Register at camp, apply for jobs at camp – be prepared and excited for camps to be open.

Provincial leaders, camp families and the general public trust the OCA. To be OCA Accredited, our Camps and Outdoor Education Centres go through an Accreditation process where the OCA ensures that the camp or outdoor education centre adheres to our more than 600 Standards designed to ensure the health and safety of campers and staff.

OCA Accredited - What does it mean?

What does #planforcamp mean for Ontario camps?

The OCA has a #planforcamps to operate safely and responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The OCA Guidance Document (coming soon) and a special Field Guide (coming soon) has been co-authored by experts from OCA’s COVID-19 Task Force and from The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (SickKids).

Read the letter of support for camps from Dr. Williams. (March 18, 2021)

What does #planforcamp mean for the Ontario government?

The OCA is working collaboratively with the Ontario Premier’s Office, Ontario Health and the office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) to #planforcamp by ensuring that the safe opening of camps is included in the Framework for Reopening, and for the CMOH and Premier’s cabinet to reverse the May 2020 closure order on overnight camps.

Learn more about the work we’re doing to #planforcamp