OCA Approved Camps and Outdoor Education Centres are special – they represent the highest level of camping in Ontario! To be OCA Approved, 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.
Our camps and outdoor education centres’ commitment to meeting the highest industry standards means that you can feel assured that your camper is in safe hands. Look for our OCA Accredited logo on your camp’s website today!
The easiest way to find an OCA Approved camp that’s a perfect fit for your camper is by using our Find My Camp tool. Click the button below to get started.Find My Camp
What is camp all about?
Camp is an important life-changing experience for youth, and truly a Canadian tradition. Millions of campers of all ages across Canada attend camp each summer, and some attend camp programs in all seasons! At camp, campers are supervised by trained staff who guide them through physical activities like sports and other active play, crafts, music and dance and more!
Camp is a safe and positive environment, where campers get to play and have fun. Campers are provided enriching opportunities to develop life skills like resilience, responsibility, independence, and self-confidence!
Choosing the camp that’s the best fit for your camper and your family doesn’t need to be a challenge – we’re here to help!Learn More
Not sure about the difference between “camps” and “outdoor education centres?” This comparison will help.Learn More
Choosing an “OCA Approved” camp or outdoor education centre comes with important advantages.Learn More
Camps and outdoor centres are adapting to the pandemic. We’ve collected some important COVID-19 resources here.Learn More
Considering coming to Ontario for camp from outside Canada? Here’s some helpful information.Learn More
Information for campers (children, teen, and adults) who need specific accommodations.Learn More
Learn more about subsidies and other funding sources that are available.Learn More
More answers for campers and their families.Learn More