Look for the Accredited Camp logo!  It is your guarantee that the camp meets or exceeds all mandatory standards, and is maintaining best practices for organized camping in Manitoba.


The Manitoba Camping Association develops and maintains standards for organized camping in Manitoba. It is through the Standards and Accreditation program that we help the general public identify safe, healthy, well-run camps.


The MCA Standards Manual covers all aspects of camp operations ranging from sound financial practices to ensuring safety in various program activities to recommended environmental standards. The manual is continually revised and updated to meet the dynamic camping environment of today.


Specific sections covered include:

  • Camp Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Site, Facility & Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Camp Health Care, Medical & First Aid
  • Camp Programs / Land Based
  • Camp Programs / Water Based
  • Adventure Based Programs



An aspiring camp must be in operation and a member for at least one (1) year before an Accreditation Visit will be made. The maximum term a camp may be accredited is three (3) years. Accreditation applies to the operation as seen at the time of the visit. Additional visits may be required if there is significant change in program, staff, management, board, ownership, site and/or facilities.


For more information or to purchase a copy of the Standards Manual, contact the Manitoba Camping Association at:


302-960 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R4
Ph: (204) 784-1134
Fax: (204) 784-4177