The OCA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that draws its membership from camps, individuals and like-minded organizations and agencies, all devoted to maintaining high camp standards and to sharing information and ideas that maintain these standards.
The OCA offers a wide range of educational forums to support a vital exchange of information between camp professionals and the community at large. These include training seminars for camp staff and committee-driven events. The most noteworthy is our Annual Conference which brings together hundreds of camp professionals from Ontario, Canada, and the world to learn and share ideas, advice, and experiences.
As a leading authority on youth development, the OCA works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience for all involved. Camp professionals affiliated with OCA benefit from the collective knowledge, insights, and experiences of all who belong. Indeed, it is a group that, with Members, is uniquely qualified to work proactively, individually, and together to effect positive youth development.
OCA’s exceptional programs and services help camp professionals provide children and adults with opportunities to improve relationship-building techniques, to learn how to take responsibility, to perform critical thinking and make sound decisions, to make healthy living choices, and to become respected stewards of the environment. As we’re sure you’ll agree, camp has always been a particularly well-suited venue where such lessons can be learned most effectively.
The OCA sponsors and supports a wide range of activities which ensure a vital exchange of information between camping professionals. These include training seminars for camp staff, and events sponsored by the OCA’s many standing committees. Perhaps most noteworthy among these events is our Annual Conference, which draws together hundreds of camping professionals from throughout Ontario, Canada, and the world, to meet, listen, learn, and share ideas, stories, advice, and experiences.
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Let’s take a trip back in time to the year 1925. (more…).
The OCA Conference Committee is proud to announce that Jesse Wente of CBC will be presenting the opening Keynote Address at the OCA 2017 A.