Becoming A Member

Benefits of CANSPEI Membership

Some of the great advantages of being an a Member of the Camping Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island – and all this for only $85.00 a year!

  • The promotion and recogniztion of your camp as being formally certified by CANSEI as an Accredited Camp for meeting camping industry standards for camper safety & heath, safe camp equipment and facilities, satisfactory program delivery, sound camp registration, management/administration and human relations/ salary administration.  This is a comprehensive and extensive process and our CANSPEI Accreditation Committee members helps your camp through the process and also issues the Accreditation Certificate itself, if your camp meets the requirements.
  • Access to CANSPEI low cost training programs and certification courses in first aid, camp canoe & kayak  instructor, low ropes challenge instructor as well as access to seminars on camp risk management & safety  and so many other topics and best practices of key importance to our residential camping sector.
  • Ability to participate in, seek and share information from our camping members – they become part of your camp’s network.
  • Access to grant funding of up to $750.00 for new programs at your camp, if your camp meets the qualifications.
  • Member discounts with a number of camping industry suppliers such as insurance companies (through the Canadian Camping Association) and pleasure craft operator certification companies.
  • Membership in the Canadian Camping Association for our Accredited Camps.
  • Access to sector data and research on the amazing benefits of camping for children and teens.
  • Free advertising and promotion by the Camping Association of Nova Scotia in its media releases
  • Having CANSPEI represent the view of our members, when required, on provincial licensing and regulation matters, for the residential camping industry in NS and PEI.

In order to take advantage of all these benefits Camps must maintain their Good Standing each year. Good Standing means:

  • Annual Membership fee paid
  • No other receivables outstanding to CANSPEI (such as Training fees)
  • All Annual Filings completed and up to-date, including:
  • Contact information updated by June 1
  • All past and current Camp Participation and Operations Data filed by December 31
  • Annual Camp Accreditation Undertaking filed by Accredited Camps by June 1
  • Contact information updated by June 1
  • Accreditation fee paid if Camp is Re-Accrediting in the current year

Please email us at for more information on becoming a member of our Association!