Resources for Camps and Outdoor Centres

OCA Standards

Our more than 600 Standards are based on research, regulation, and best practices. The OCA Standards are designed to ensure that OCA Accredited Camps and Outdoor Education Centres deliver a program and experience that is safe, fun, and of a high quality. They cover all aspects of camp and outdoor education safety including facility, health care, food service, program, transportation, as well as management and staff hiring and training.

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OCA Risk, Emergency and Crisis Resource Guide

We want all campers, participants and staff to be safer at all camps, and that’s why we’re sharing our recently revised OCA Risk, Emergency and Crisis Resource Guide (2023) as a resource for anyone who wants to use it! This guide helps camps and outdoor education centres to do the planning needed to be ready to respond effectively to emergencies and crises.

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Camp Marine Module

The Camp Marine Module replaces the Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) and Marine Emergency Duties A3 (MED A3) requirement for many camp boats that qualify through a certain set of conditions set by Transport Canada.

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Camps Committed to Inclusion

OCA Camps are committed to inclusion.

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Preferred Vendors

Are you looking for a OCA Preferred Vendor for a product or service?

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Preferred Vendors Directory

Find the product or service you need in our OCA Preferred Vendor Directory!

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