Memberships Options -  Pricing and Applications

We offer two ways for campground owners to become involved with the Association.  If you are looking to take advantage of all of our marketing, educational and advocacy work, then the Full Campground Membership option is for you. Click here for a description of the benefits of a Full Campground Membership. If you want to keep up to date on what is going on in the industry and take advantage of our educational and advocacy work, then a Subscription Membership may be the best option for your business.  

If you have any questions, about which option is the best for your campground, do not hesitate to contact the office at 877-672-2226 for assistance.
Full Campground Membership
The cost to join is based on the number of campsites in your campground. The number of campsites determines the category base fee which is applicable.  We then charge a site fee based on the number of campsites and lastly we add a national initiatives fee.  You may also choose to add a weblink and/or enhance your campground listing, both of these are optional. 
Example: If your campground has 100 sites, the cost to join would be:
 Base Fee        $414.00 (100 sites)
 Per Site Fee:   $216.00 ($2.16 times 100 sites)
 Advocacy Fee  $245.00
Total:                $875.00 (before taxes and optional additions)

Category(Base Fee) Description


1 up to 30 sites


2 31 to 50 sites


3 51 to 100 sites


4 101 to 200 sites


5 201 to 500 sites


Site Fee per site


Enhanced Website/App Listing optional


Rate Adjustment












Click here for the Full Membership online application.
Camping In Ontario Standards for Membership

The association prides itself on representing the best campgrounds in the province of Ontario. As a condition of joining our Association or maintaining your membership you must agree to the following:

  1. All information regarding the campground that is shared with the Association and public must be truthful.
  2. The Campground has liability insurance that is sufficient for any claim made against the park, and for whatever businesses or type of business it engages in.
  3. The Campground has at least one form of communication (phone, e-mail, website, app) sufficient to respond to inquiries in a reasonable period.
  4. The Campground has all the licences, permits, and zoning required for the type and location of its operation whether that location be a town, city, unorganized township, etc.
  5. The campground maintains its grounds. All amenities (comfort stations, playgrounds, stores, etc) are cleaned regularly and are adequately maintained.
  6. Access to the campground during the off season is restricted unless zoning permits year-round access.
  7. Must have a seasonal contract (License of Occupation) with seasonal campers and some form of agreement or waiver for overnight or short-term campers
  8. Must be a recreational campground. If the recreational section is part of a larger business, only the recreational portion of the business would be allowed to advertise with CIO/OPCA.
It is understood that once the membership fees have been paid, the Official Member and its’ Representatives will abide by the following Code of Conduct and Standards.


Subscription Memberships

$389.00 per year

Please contact the office at 877-672-2226 for more information if you are interested in a Subscription Membership.