Newcomer Program

Our Newcomer Program provides a free one or two-week session at an OCA Accredited Camp for families with a child or children between the ages of 4-15 that arrived in Canada in 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021. These placements are possible thanks to the generosity of OCA Approved Camps.

There are a variety of Newcomer Program placements available across Ontario, subject to availability.

You may request either a day or an overnight camp that offers the following programs:

  • specialty camps
  • religious or non-religious camps
  • all boy, all girl, or all gender
  • 1 week or multi-week camps

This program is temporarily on hold. We will be updating the list of camps providing placements for the Newcomer Program on this page for the summer of 2024.

All inquiries should be directed to the following participating camps. You can view a camp’s contact information in our Camp and Outdoor Education Centre Directory.


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