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Ontario Camps Association is an historic, members-only association that supports camps and outdoor education centres like yours.

Ontario camps and outdoor education centres are as diverse as the province itself. We’re here to support you as you foster the growth and development of the next generation of leaders. Since 1933, the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) has been a tireless advocate for Ontario’s camps and outdoor education centres. We strive for the highest level of professionalism of our Members, giving them the tools and resources to thrive.

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As a leader in this industry, your commitment to delivering exceptional experiences should not go unnoticed. Become an OCA Member and join our passionate industry professionals in changing the camp industry.

Join our community of proactive camp and outdoor education leaders. Together, we can make Ontario the very best place to go to camp or an outdoor education centre. 


Camps and Outdoor Education Centres

OCA Approved Camps and Outdoor Education Centres represent the highest level of camping in Ontario! To be OCA Approved, our Camps and Outdoor Education Centres go through a two-year 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.

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Preferred Vendors

Our Preferred Vendors are businesses that offer products or services relevant to the camps and outdoor education industry. Members know that our Preferred Vendors are vetted.  That means our Members and the general public know they can trust your product/service and will look to you first to fill their needs for their camp and/or outdoor education programs!

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Affiliate membership is for organizations that align with OCA’s values of safe, healthy, happy campers. Affiliate membership is open to organizations that do not operate a camp or summer programs and who desire access to camp information, resources, and OCA events. Please note that being an OCA Affiliate is not based on the OCA Accreditation Standards, nor will it lead to Accreditation; it is to provide organizations with access to OCA information and events.

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Individual Members

Individual membership is for individuals who are passionate about camp, and who want to join our community of like-minded camp professionals! This is a great place to start your OCA membership journey if you are employed at a non-accredited camp and looking to learn firsthand the benefits of being part of the OCA Member community!

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Membership Benefits

Be sure to read our Inquiry Package for a detailed explanation of benefits for your membership category!

Membership Benefit Chart - see inquiry guide for fully accesible version, or contact for an alternate format.

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