Archive for October, 2016

Professional Development Opportunity

Posted on October 31, 2016 by CCA Communications Committee


New MEd. in Health, Outdoor, Physical Experiential Education (HOPE-ed) at UBC

Posted on by CCA Communications Committee

Camp professionals and other staff may be interested in learning more about a new Masters of Education program called HOPE-ed offered by the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia.

This unique MEd. brings together Health, Outdoor and Physical Education “streams” considered through an experiential lens. The program begins in July 2017 and flows, in a part-time manner, over 7 terms. Application deadline is January 31, 2017.

You can read all the details here.

Discover the Benefits and Savings of the CCA Foodbuy Program

Posted on October 24, 2016 by CCA Communications Committee


Cross-Country Legislative and Regulatory Survey

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Mike Stewart

Tactix, a government affairs and public relations company working on behalf of Canadian camps, provided their inaugural legislative and regulatory survey to the Canadian Camping Association (CCA) at the October 20 Board meeting.

This report outlines all publicly known proposed legislation, regulation and government policies which may have an impact on Canadian camp operators. Tactix scanned for new proposed legislation, regulation and policy at the federal and provincial levels.

Read the Canadian Camping Association Cross-Country Legislative and Regulatory Survey.

Bruno Morawetz Speaker Sponsorship Program

Posted on October 17, 2016 by CCA Communications Committee

This Society of Camp Directors’ program promotes professional development of camp leaders by assisting with the payment of fees and expenses for a speaker at a provincial educational event.

The details of the criteria and submission process are attached.

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2016 to enable the committee to determine the result by mid December.

** Please note that Alberta received the funding in 2015 and Ontario in 2016 and are therefore not eligible to apply for 2017.

Registration Closing for International Camp Directors Course

Posted on October 5, 2016 by CCA Communications Committee

2016 CCA Partnership with ChariTREE Foundation a TREEmendous Success!

Posted on October 3, 2016 by CCA Communications Committee

Canadian summer campers planted over 13,000 trees provided by ChariTREE this summer.

Canadian summer campers planted over 13,000 trees provided by ChariTREE this summer.

In summer 2016, campers across Canada planted over 13,000 trees provided by the ChariTREE Foundation. The Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary. CCA has partnered with the ChariTREE Foundation since 2009.

Comments from participating camps confirm the many benefits of this program include:

Thank you for this continuing opportunity. We value the focus The ChariTREE Foundation provides to involve our campers in forest sustainability. ~ Jocelyn Palm, Director / Owner, Glen Bernard Camp

There is something hopeful in the act of planting a tree. Our campers enjoy enhancing our habitats, increasing bio-diversity and just being in nature. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. You are growing hope for a greener future. ~ J. Rodenburg, Camp Kawartha

Thank you for your generosity and work as a charity. This is an incredible program for our camp, staff and campers. It is our 70th anniversary at Camp Couchiching so we are planting one of these trees in honor of each of our years in operation. Many thanks for being a part of this and contributing to our success this summer. ~ Ross McIntyre, Associate Director, Camp Couchiching

The trees we received from the ChariTree Foundation were planted during our Family Camp. Your donation is greatly appreciated as the Emerald Ash Borer has left many holes in our camp’s forest canopy. The White Spruce trees will help to replace the loss of our Ash trees. ~ Sarah Leitch, Camp Manager, Disciples Conference Grounds