September News
President's Message

Dear OCA Members,

Planning for next summer is now underway for many, if not all camps. To assist you with your organization, planning and hiring needs, the OCA's 2016 Conference Committee is in the final stages of selecting and preparing a professional and credible list of speakers who will provide substantial information and educational materials for your use. 

Again this year, the conference will take place at the Hilton Hotel - Markham Suites on January 27, 28, and 29, 2016. Each day will have something new and spectacular for you to attend and enjoy. More information will be sent to your attention in the coming weeks. 

**Exhibit Hall - 2016 Annual Conference
More than 50% of OCA's Preferred Vendors have confirmed their Exhibit Hall Booths. If you have not registered, please complete your forms and submit them as soon as you can.

**Membership Renewal - I would like to thank all Members who have already renewed their Membership and who have reviewed and revised their Membership information and their camp's 2016 Camps Guide description. Please contact Jen Gilbert in the office to assist you with your online renewal.

Online Renewals and 2016 Camps Guide Information:
If you have not completed either your Membership Renewal or 2016 Camps Guide Information, please click here. If you need assistance, please call Jen Gilbert in the OCA office.

Mailed Renewals and 2016 Camps Guide Information:
Members who have mailed their Membership Renewal will receive an electronic receipt by email from the office. **Please call Jen Gilbert with any changes you may have for the 2016 Camps Guide text.

**This will be the last year that the renewal package will be mailed to Members; however, consideration will be made for those Members who do not have a computer.

**Awards Nominations
The OCA's Awards Dinner will be January 19th at Sunnybrook Estates - Vaughan Estates, beginning with a reception at 5:00 PM. Please take this opportunity to recognize your peers or your camp staff for all of the wonderful work they do as a volunteer. Complete the Awards Nomination Form and return it to the office as soon as possible.

Your participation in the OCA Newsletter is important. Please send your information, pertinent topics and ideas to before the first of each month.

If you have any questions regarding the Association, please let me know. 

  Adam Kronick 



Child Fitness/
Disability Tax Credits

For the most recent findings regarding this topic, please

The New Child Care and Early Years Act: What Providers and Parents Need to Know

This Act has changes that may affect your camp (see p.2 re-exemptions - children must be 4 in the year they attend camp).

For more information,
click here.

Mickey Johnstone
By: Jane McCutcheon

I know that each of you who knew her has your very own stories and memories of this special woman.

Please click here to read Jane's remembrance of Mickey.
is hosting a User's Conference at the St. James Cathedral Centre in downtown Toronto on October 29 and 30. For complete details, click the link to read more

OCA would like to thank all Preferred Vendors for their support this summer!

Welcome the following new Preferred Vendors:

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