The OCA supports, encourages and recommends our Preferred Vendors to all of our Members over other suppliers.
Becoming a Preferred Vendor opens the door to possible partnerships with over 450 Accredited Camps and Outdoor Education Centres in Ontario!Join Now Inquiry Package
Our 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!
Our Preferred Vendors receive the following Marketing benefits. Your business will:
The OCA is here to support our Members. Our Preferred Vendors and the products and services they provide are instrumental to the success of the camps industry – we know that COVID-19 has adversely impacted your business.
Our Government Relations Committee and Board of Directors are working on behalf of the Canadian camps industry for the financial security of our camps, outdoor education providers, and Preferred Vendors. Through a proposed Sustainability Fund and amendments to current non-applicable financial support programs, they are working to #savecanadiancamps.
Our past successes include:
The camps industry is unique – we are a community of like-minded people who want to ensure that the Canadian tradition of camp and outdoor education is available, accessible, and safe for everyone. In this spirit, the OCA provides mentorship connections for Preferred Vendors.
The OCA team wants to make sure all our Members and our community are safe during the pandemic, and as such, we will be taking a measured and practical approach to OCA events.
OCA delivers a variety of educational workshops to provide professional development and networking opportunities to our Members. These events are delivered as either part of your membership, or at a discounted members-only rate, and have included events such as:
We are continuing to support our Members through Town Halls, Webinars, Think Tanks, Coffee Hours, and other virtual sessions on a variety of topics which have included:
OCA also connects its Members with relevant external professional development opportunities in the OCA Weekly.
The OCA provides Members with access to research, completed by the Canadian Camping Association and the American Camp Association, providing data and trends that are important to the camps industry. The COVID-19 Task Force and OCA Board of Directors will be researching successful programs that ran in Summer 2020 to provide insight and direction for the 2021 season and beyond. We also connect researchers to camps and outdoor education providers.
Your OCA membership makes you eligible for OCA Member pricing, or free access, for OCA events!