What Is Camping In Ontario?Camping In Ontario is the representative body of the privately owned and operated campgrounds in Ontario. The more than 420 members are leaders in the development and promotion of camping in Ontario for the economic benefit of our province.
Our MissionCamping In Ontario, as a vital and active stakeholder in tourism, supports member campgrounds in the Province of Ontario by educating campground owners, marketing to the public, and advocating to government.
Why Should You Become a Member?To learn — To stay informed of changes that affect your business — To grow your business — To make more money — To save money — To access economical marketing opportunities
When you join Camping In Ontario you join an interactive network. Members helping members is the core value of Camping In Ontario. As well, Camping In Ontario’s dedicated staff is always available to answer your questions. If we don’t have the answer, we will find it for you.
Government Advocacy Highlights
Camping In Ontario advocates to government at all three levels. An overview of the work that the association undertakes is as follows:
- Municipal level – support our members by working with you and your municipality if needed
- Provincial level – focus on critical issues facing the industry (septic, Residential Tenancies Act, training costs), participate in lobby day
- Federal level – work with other associations on federal issues affecting the industry.
Promoting Your Campground
Promoting camping in Ontario and your campground is one of the association's main priorities. Marketing benefits included with membership are:
- Listing in the Camping in Ontario Directory, with 170,000 copies distributed annually. (2021 Directory is digital only, 2022 will return in print format).
- Profile on the Camping In Ontario website which is visited over 3,000 times a day in peak season and averages over 2 million page views per year
- Profile on CampON, Camping In Ontario's very own mobile app with over 10,000 downloads and counting!
- Camping In Ontario moderated review system
- Post upcoming vacancies, special offers, events and trailer sales on the website
- Post job openings and campgrounds for sale
- Additional exposure on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest social media networks
The Camping in Ontario directory is distributed and promoted by:
- Participating in RV & outdoor consumer shows throughout Ontario, Quebec and Central New York
- Distribution at consumer shows in the United States through Anderson's Brochure Distribution program and Travel-Ad.
- Year-round posters and distribution at the Ontario Travel Information Centres in downtown Toronto and across Ontario
Networking and Learning
- Annual Convention — Network with other campground owners and learn about the trends and issues facing your business
- CampEx (annual trade show) — Brings the companies that do business with the campground industry right to you
- Regional Meetings — Meet fellow campground owners in your area to talk about common issues and concerns
- Virtual Education Online Seminar Series - Online education sessions and cracker barrels designed to connect and educate members from across Ontario, remotely
Newsletters and Resources
- Resource Library – access to the sample License of Occupation, Campground Owner’s Manual and many other useful forms and information
- Update quarterly newsletter keeps members informed on trends, training, industry news and legislation
- Rapid-Fire Bulletins – email blasts providing time-sensitive information affecting your business
Member Cost-Saving Benefits
The following cost-saving programs have been negotiated especially for our members.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Camping In Ontario at 877-672-2226.
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