SCA Training and Professional Development Subsidy Program

The Saskatchewan Camps Association believes in the importance of high-quality and safe camp programs. One of the best ways to ensure camps are running at a high standard is to invest in the education and training of their staff and volunteers. Camps prioritizing professional development and training certification demonstrate their commitment to safe operations, professionalism, and a caring community for their campers. Some certifications are mandatory within our accreditation standards and some are best practice recommendations. In both cases, we understand the financial investment it takes for camps to train their staff. We have developed the SCA Training and Professional Development Subsidy Program to help with the cost.



The Accreditation Development Subsidy Program helps accredited camps cover the cost of registration fees for training courses that increase staff qualifications needed to run camp programming and meet accreditation standards.

The maximum amount that can be claimed under the Accreditation Development Subsidy Program is 75% of the course registration fee up to $300 per person, per course. Reimbursement per camp will not exceed $600 per year. Reimbursement will be paid to SCA Accredited Camps, not directly to individuals.


Applications for training received in 2024 are open from January 1- February 1, 2025. Subsidies will be awarded after this date while funds are available.



Subsidies will be issued for professional development registration fees for the attendance at events, workshops, courses, or online sessions that are related to Saskatchewan Camps Association accreditation standards. To ensure eligibility of training, see the list below or contact the Saskatchewan Camps Association to discuss course outcomes for supporting SCA accreditation standards.

Participants in the training course must be permanent, senior-level seasonal, or returning (minimum 2 consecutive years) seasonal staff members of an SCA Accredited Camp. 


This program is only available to SCA Accredited Camps

Training must have been completed in 2024


Camp Directors Professional Development:

International Camp Directors Course (ICDC)

Health care and response:

Wilderness First Aid 

First Aid/CPR C

Mental Health First Aid

Med Assist 

Food Safe

Programming instruction and supervision:

Paddle Canada – canoe/water sport 

National Lifeguard

Bronze Cross

Pool Operators

Boat License 

Adventure course (climbing walls, high ropes, zip lines)

Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)

Archery (NCCP, NASP)

Equestrian Coaching 

Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader/Instructor

HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development

Child Protection 



Accredited Camps can complete the Application for Reimbursement of Professional Development Expenses Form below for all staff who attended an event.


The following must be provided with application:

1. Required receipts

2. A copy of the Certificate of Participation (if available) or proof of successful completion


Applications are open from January 1 – February 1, 2025. 

Training must have been completed in 2024.


Applications are currently closed. 

Applications will reopen in January 2025 for eligible training received in 2024.