Summer Camp Kids - Canadian Camps, Canadian Camping Association

Founded in 1936 under the leadership of our first President,  Taylor Statten, the Canadian Camping Association (CCA) is a non-profit, national federation of nine provincial camping associations: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island. The CCA represents over 800 camps across Canada.


Our mission is to be a national federation dedicated to the growth, development and promotion of organized camping for all populations in Canada.

The objectives of the CCA are:

  • to further the interests and welfare of children, youth and adults through camping, which is a healthy, educational, character building and constructive recreational experience.
  • to act as a coordinating body for camping throughout Canada.
  • to encourage the development and maintenance of high standards in camping.
  • to study all aspects of camping and to interpret and disseminate knowledge concerning pertinent developments and regulations.
  • to provide guidance, advocacy and resources for camping leaders.