Through camping, kids from diverse backgrounds develop important skills such as self-reliance, problem solving, socialization and an appreciation of and commitment to the natural environment.


The CCA's goal is to provide information and services for the hundreds of camps across the country, the thousands of staff working in these camps and the many thousands of parents whose children experience the wonder of camp.


The CCA is here to serve you! For almost 80 years, the CCA has worked on behalf of Canadian camps to help grow, develop, and promote organized children's camping across the country.

The Canadian Camping Association is a nonprofit, national federation of Provincial Camping Associations. We are dedicated to the growth, development and promotion of organized camping for all populations in Canada.


Campers Contribute to Their Community

In mid June 2015, the Town Council of Sundridge, Ontario, (population 1.000) called upon Camp Director, Jocelyn Palm, for help. She obliged....
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Could your Provincial Association use $2000?

Could your Provincial Association use $2000 to fund a speaker for a meeting of camping leaders in your province? Suggest the name...
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The Bondar Challenge: Connecting with Nature through Photography

Since 2013 when the partnership between the CCA and the Roberta Bondar Foundation began, over fifty camps in six provinces have participated...
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The Globe & Mail – Why being a camp counsellor is great training for becoming a prime minister

From the Ontario Camps Association: Joanne Kates, Director of Camp Arowhon and author of many articles for The Globe & Mail,  wrote...
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