Archive for September, 2014

CCA Moves to Comply with Federal Legislation for Non-Profit Organizations

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Catherine Ross

On September 10, 2014, the CCA Board approved a motion to bring our association into compliance with Federal Legislation for non-profit organizations. The proposed By-Laws and Articles of Continuance are posted in the Members’ Section on the CCA website.

The revised by-laws permit two classes of membership in CCA: Federated Members (Provincial Camping Associations) and individual members appointed by the CCA Board as Executive Officers.  Camps that are members of a Provincial Camping Association retain ALL previous benefits such as continued participation in the insurance program and permission to display the CCA logo.

A special meeting of CCA Members by conference call will be held on Wednesday, October 8 at 12pm Eastern time to address this motion.

Please refer any questions and/or a request for conference call details to Jill Dundas, President at

Announcing the Canadian Camp Research Award of Excellence

Posted on September 8, 2014 by Catherine Ross

The CCA is pleased to announce a new Canadian Camp Research Award of Excellence.

This award encourages research in fields that relate to camping in Canada in its social, economic, technological, political and organizational environments.

Camp Directors, we ask that you please forward this information to staff who may be interested.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 12, 2014.

Winning entry(s) will be posted on the CCA website and added to the camping collection of the Trent University Archives.


The annual Award honours and celebrates excellence in research and writing in all academic disciplines relevant to the organized camping movement in Canada.

It encourages graduate students, faculty and independent scholars to become involved in research in fields that relate to camping in its social, economic, technological, political and organizational environments.

It augments the body of research literature electronically accessible world-wide on the CCA Research webpage, and as more durable hard copy in the unique Camping Collections at the Trent University Archives for long term access by future researchers.


At their discretion, the judges may award the “Canadian Camp Research Award of Excellence”, and may award one or more “Canadian Camp Research Award(s) of Merit”.

The judging criteria are the value to camping research in Canada, the depth and breadth of research, the strength of analysis and synthesis, and the quality of scholarly writing.

The Canadian Camp Research Award Committee works at arm’s length from the CCA Board, and the judges’ decisions are final.

An official certificate from CCA will be presented to each winner.


Entries are accepted in English or French.

Send your electronic entry to:

If your entry is hard copy, post it to:

Prof. Peter Gilbert (Chair), 14240 County Road. 2, Brighton, ON, Canada, K0K 1H0
and email us that you have sent it.

THE ENTRY DEADLINE is: Friday, December 12th, 2014.

International Camping Congress Early Bird Deadline Sept. 10!

Posted on September 4, 2014 by Catherine Ross

ICC Turkey October 2014The International Camping Congress is being held in Turkey from October 23 – 27.

Register by September 10 to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount. More information is available by clicking here.