March News
President's Message

Dear OCA Members,

Spring is almost here which means camp is just around the corner.

There are still three educational events that you and your staff may take advantage of. They are: 


Infectious Disease Workshop
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

hosted by the Health Care Committee 

OCA Office - No Charge for this workshop.


New...Campfire of Inclusion

Honouring Jim McHardy 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
hosted by the Special Needs Resource Committee
North Toronto Memorial Community Centre - 200 Eglinton Ave. W.
No Charge for this workshop.

OCA Health Care Workshop
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
hosted by the Health Care Committee
Bayview Glen School - Moatfield Campus
Online Registration and Information Coming Soon! 


2015 Counsellor Conference
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

hosted by the Educational Committee
Camp Robin Hood
Online Registration and Information Coming Soon!

By the end of March, camps being visited and Visitors should be receiving their Standards Visit Information. A gentle reminder that Camps are responsible for calling their Primary Visitor to schedule their Visit dates. The Primary Visitors will contact the First Time Visitors to ensure they are available for the Visit. Please contact Nicole by May 1st with your two Visit Dates (a second date is scheduled in case of the first date being cancelled). For further information or if you have any questions please contact Nicole Markowitz, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator at


With all of your preparations for camp, please remember to contact OCA's Preferred Vendors for all of your service and equipment needs. New Preferred Vendors who have recently joined the OCA are:  

Oral Dental Pack, Arnold Freeman -
Summit Foods, Jason Boylan -

Battlefield Equipment Rentals, David Greenfield -; 

STRINGSHOT Archery, Michael St. Amand -, and

FLAGHOUSE, Chris Hastings -



Hope all is going well with your preparations for this summer!

  Adam Kronick 

2015 Calendar 
of Events

For a list of upcoming events taking place in the OCA community, please visit our calendar here. 
Infectious Disease Workshop

Join us March 24th at the OCA office for this FREE educational event.

Limited space available!
RSVP now by clicking here.
Campfire of Inclusion
Honouring Jim McHardy 

Mark your calenders for April 14th the SNRC's Annual FREE event!
Registration details have been sent by email to your attention.

ORCKA Canoeing Instructor Courses

Dragonfly Paddling is hosting three great ORCKA Instructor courses, Basic Canoeing, Camp Canoeing and a Bridge course, in May and June. 

Wilderness First Aid Certification Courses

Kandalore is excited to offer WFR/WAFA/Bridge and WFA courses throughout the month of June! Room and board are included in the course fee. 

What Every Camp Director Should Know
 Bev Unger, RN.
OCA Health Care Committee

As the summer approaches - "what if we get measles at our camp?!" 

Read more

Why Parents are Thankful for Summer Camp!

By: Mitch and Stephanie Reiter

Does your camp give SUBSIDIES?

The answer is YES! 
All OCA Accredited Camps may apply for camperships with 
Kids in Camp. Every kid deserve to go to summer camp, and only YOU can help make that happen!
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Huffington Post Parents

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