January News
President's Message

Dear OCA Members,
Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.
In the next few weeks we will all be coming together to celebrate our successes at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) or at the Awards Dinner and at the 2016 OCA Conference. 
I would like to thank everyone who is involved with organizing and implementing each of these events. In addition, I would also like to recognize and thank all of the corporate sponsors, speakers and Preferred Vendors for all of their support.
The AGM is the most important meeting of the year. It is a time when all of the events and details of the past year are provided and a time to learn what is new and what will be taking place in the Association this year. Please join us for the AGM on Tuesday, January 19th at 3:00 pm at the Vaughan Estates - Sunnybrook Estates.
If you have any questions about any of the events, please call the office or visit the OCA's website for further information.

Please welcome the following newly Accredited Camps:
Kidz 360
Red Pine Leadership Camp
YMCA GTA - Markham Fairground YMCA
YMCA GTA - Mississauga St. Bernard of Clairvoux
YMCA Northumberland Day Camps - Cramahe Camp Tiki
**Please support your Association's Educational Programs...register today for the conference!

Your participation in the OCA Newsletter is important. Please send your information, pertinent topics and ideas to heather@ontariocamps.ca before the first of the three following months. The 2016 newsletter schedule will be March, June and September.

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

Adam Kronick 

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Is working for you on the
following issues:

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program
 The Early Years Act
Committee Members include:
Mark Diamond, Chair
Sol Birenbaum, Howie Grossinger,
Dara Kahane, Jonathan Nyquist,
Craig Perlmutter, Eric Shendelman 
and Mike Sladden 

Tools for Searching Online For Reliable Health Information at Camp 

Searching the Internet for reliable health information can be challenging with
the vast volume of data available
at the click of a mouse.   

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Please join us in welcoming the following new Preferred Vendors:

Aurium - Mark Lemieux
Axis Gear Company - Michelle Reid
CustomClothing4U - Tom Woodland 
Décor Firewood Bio-Bricks - Maurizio Bruno
Elevation Aerial Design
David Humphrys and Scott Ewart
Hidden Meadow Farm - Andrew Wilson
Incredible Novelties Inc. - Sarah Benchimol

Kaytel Media Inc./Bodispa - Randi Bass

Pickle Barrel Catering - Theresa
Premier Custom Surfacing - Samuel Mcchesney
QUASEP - Dana Zenobio
Stewart Foodservice Inc. - Darren Wilson
Talon Athletics Inc. - Scott Blumberg
Walkerton Clean Water Centre



After a successful first year in 2015 with 35 nominees and over 10,000 votes cast, nominations for the Camp Administrator Hall of Fame are open until mid-February for the second year. The inductee receives $500 cash, $1000 towards the campership of their choice and a beautiful custom-inscribed paddle. This is a great way to recognize the contributions made by your camp administrator! Nominations can be made and more info can be found at
 www.campadmin.org. Good luck!

HiTech Merchants

HiTech Merchants provides all OCA camps and vendors with real-time solutions that can save you time and money. Please contact me, Mayer Hyman, Senior Vice President, to discuss how I can help you with Payments Made Easy.

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