The CCA is proud to have a national awards recognition program that honours outstanding achievements and contributions by Canadian camp leaders, camps, associations and institutions.
The CCA Awards Program recognizes individuals, camps, agencies or corporations. Written or online nominations from any member of the CCA (including individuals) are submitted by October 31 for consideration at the last scheduled meeting of the year of the CCA Board. Once approved by the Board, the awards are presented by a member of the CCA Board at a Provincial Camping Association’s annual meeting or other suitable gathering. The names of the recipients are added to the CCA Honour Roll.
Ron Johnstone’s contributions to the Canadian Camping Association and the camping movement in Canada throughout his lifetime were immeasurable.
A Past President of the CCA, Ron also served as CCA Treasurer. He was a Past President of the Ontario Camping Association and along with his wife Mickey, an Honorary Life Member of the OCA. The OCA honours Ron, along with Mickey, with the annual presentation of the Ron & Mickey Johnstone Youth Leadership Award.
Ron’s professional career highlights included the management and direction of Camp White Bear in Temagami; Executive Administrator at Camp Tawingo; Principal of Micron Consulting; Managing Director of Campground Consultants of Canada and work with various YMCAs in Canada in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Ron’s passionate work on behalf of camping and recreation in Canada included leadership with the National Sport and Recreation Centre; XV Winter Olympics; Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association and Canoe Canada.
Beyond all of his many accomplishments, perhaps what people remember most about Ron was his easygoing manner and incomparable smile as he gave so willingly of his time and talent. The CCA celebrates Ron’s extraordinary legacy with the Ron Johnstone Lifetime Achievement Award.
The RON JOHNSTONE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is the Canadian Camping Association’s way of recognizing outstanding commitment over a prolonged period of time to the CCA.
Jack Pearse spent his entire career in youth work, education and camping. He founded Camp Tawingo in Huntsville, Ontario in 1960. He served as President of the Ontario Camping Association, the Canadian Camping Association, and the American Association of Independent Camps. In addition, he was a Steering Committee member for the Third International Camping Congress. Jack was instrumental in the formation of The International Camping Fellowship and served as the Chair for many years.
A founding faculty member of the University of Waterloo Recreation Department, Jack authored many camp-related books and recorded two cassette tapes and one CD of Camp songs. He conducted leadership workshops on Camping, Outdoor Education, and Recreation in Canada, the United States, Japan, Russia, Venezuela, Australia, Colombia, and Greece.
The JACK PEARSE AWARD OF HONOUR shall be presented in recognition of a person’s contribution to the Canadian Camping Association. This award is intended to recognize individuals, camps, agencies or corporations who have through their efforts provided outstanding service to the national organization.
The CCA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE shall be the Canadian Camping Association’s way of recognizing a person’s contribution to camping within their province. The award is intended to recognize individuals, volunteers, camps, agencies or corporations who have made outstanding (i.e., beyond the norm) contributions within their province.
1970 – 1979
1980 – 1989
1990 – 1999
2000 – 2009
From time to time, at the discretion of the Canadian Camping Association’s Board of Directors, special recognition may be given to those individuals, camps, associations or corporations that have furthered the camping movement and/or made a unique contribution to Canadian camping.
CCA PRESIDENT EMERITUS/HONORARY PRESIDENT
CCA HONOURARY MEMBERSHIPS
CCA NATIONAL INSURANCE COMMITTEE
LETTER FROM THE CCA PRESIDENT
SPECIAL RECOGNITION PLAQUE
Written nominations from any member of the CCA (including individuals) are submitted by October 31 for consideration by the CCA Board.
Please note that nominations for a camp or an organization must come from an external source.
Once approved by the Board, the awards are presented by a member of the CCA Board at a Provincial Camping Association’s annual meeting or suitable gathering. The names of the recipients are added to the CCA Honour Roll.