Who is the CCA?

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.

Founded in 1936 under the leadership of our first President, Taylor Statten, the Canadian Camping Association (CCA) is a non-profit, national federation of nine provincial camping associations: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island. The CCA represents over 800 camps across Canada.

Mission

Unite provincial camp associations, industry leaders and like-minded organizations to elevate and advocate for the Canadian camp sector.

The objectives of the CCA are:

  • Acting with Integrity
    We prioritise transparency and consistency in all our actions to build a foundation of trusting and respectful relationships. We recognise and honour the sincere and dedicated work of each contributor.
  • Stewarding to be Sustainable
    We strive to build an enduring organisation committed to quality and focused on professionalism, contributing to a thriving sector for generations to come.
  • Leading through Collaboration
    We collaborate openly and generously with contributors, internal and external. We believe in the power of teamwork and collective engagement to reach our common goals.
  • Driven to Innovate
    We are pioneers, drivers of change, proactively adapting to evolving needs and always seeking ways to better serve the camp sector.
  • Committed to Inclusion
    We hold space for all voices and strive for diversity in all its forms. Within our organisation and across our national community, we champion inclusion and equity.
  • In service to our Community
    We continuously endeavour to build strong, resilient and connected communities, locally and globally. Community building is core to our organisation's impact.
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About CCA

The CCA has worked on behalf of Canadian camps to help grow, develop, and promote organized children’s camping across the country. Accredited camps exceed legal standards, knowing that a camp is accredited gives a parent confidence that the camp is qualified to care for their child.

Parents

We have plenty of resources available for those parents sending their child to camp for the first time and for the veteran camp parent as well.
Camp presents an opportunity for children to learn new skills, meet new friends, and develop independence and self-confidence. Most of all, camp is just a whole lot of fun.

Camp Directors

The CCA is here to serve you! The CCA has been active in a number of initiatives to support Canadian summer camp professionals. The CCA represents nearly 800 day and overnight camps across Canada.

Our News & Events

Thanks To Camp

Thanks to Camp is an initiative of the Canadian Camping Association aiming to promote the positive impact camp has on the lives of millions across the country.

We wanted to find a concrete way to show that camp is more than just fun; it actually helps children grow and gives them all kinds of tools to succeed in life.

In the summers of 2016 and 2017, the Thanks To Camp team and dozens of participating camps gathered stories from campers, parents, staff, and alumni who completed the sentence: “Thank to camp…”


In the fall of 2017, these stories were used in a social media campaign. This was a prelude to a country-wide marketing campaign (a first for the CCA!) called More Than Just Fun that was launched to let new families learn about the joys of camp before the next summer camp season!

Learn more at ThanksToCamp.ca

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