Reasons to Go to Camp

Camp is life.

Camp is an important life-changing experience for youth, and truly a Canadian tradition. In a safe and positive environment, not only do kids get to play and have fun, they are provided enriching opportunities to develop life skills like resilience, responsibility, independence, and self-confidence under the supervision of trained and caring role models.


  • develop healthy habits, like caring for their belongings and their environment
  • belong to a community where caring, kindness, and empathy are valued highly, supporting campers to be themselves
  • unplug from technology and play outside with new friends
  • have new experiences while building teamwork and leadership skills
  • push themselves to try new things and make the impossible possible

Camp in Ontario

From the clear blue waters of Temagami to the majestic scenery of Muskoka to the strikingly beautiful St. Lawrence Seaway to the stunning skylines of our cities, Ontario is the perfect place to go to camp. It is a vast province with over 250,000 lakes, more than 100,000 kilometres of rivers and the most beautiful wilderness, scenery and wildlife, both within and outside its cities.

For more than 100 years, campers have experienced the joy of camp in Ontario. There is an abundance of choice with more than 450 accredited day and overnight camps offering every kind of program imaginable. Refer to our OCA Camps Guide on the homepage for more information on your options.



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