Our workshop weekends are held at the Ontario Camp of the Deaf. The Ontario Camp of the Deaf (OCD) is in near north, just south of Parry Sound.
About the Camp
The Bob Rumball Camp of the Deaf was founded in 1960 as a result of Reverend Rumball’s desire to create a place where a Deaf child could enjoy a summer camp experience, develop their leadership and outdoor skills, and take a vacation from feeling ‘different’ or ‘special’. Here, staff and volunteers are trained in American Sign Language so there are no communication barriers with Deaf children.
The camp is open all year round, and can be used for a variety of functions. It has dormitory style accommodation as well as private cabins.
The remoteness of the camp makes this an ideal place to host the workshop, there are no distractions from the program, and the majority of the staff there will be deaf. This gives the participants a unique opportunity to test out the new skills they are learning.
While you are staying with us at our immersive workshops, you will be provided with comfortable but basic sleeping accommodation. The bunk beds are in heated dorms of 60, 22, 12, 8 or 4 beds. There is ample provision for toilets and showers for the number of beds available. The lake is close to both dorms making swimming easily accessible in warmer weather.
The camp has many styles of budget accommodation. Accommodation included in the price for workshops is dorm-style. There may be options to upgrade to either motel or cabin depending on availability.
The Ontario Camp of the Deaf is located just south of Parry Sound. It is about a 2.5 hour drive north of Toronto.
If heading North on the 400, it is just off exit 213. If heading South, it’s exit 214.
236 Blackstone Crane Lake Rd, Parry Sound, ON P2A 2W8
Caylan has a great passion to empower Deaf youths for their future. Not only that, he wants to build bridges for people to accommodate Deaf community by educating them to be aware of their capabilities and increase their knowledge about Deaf culture.
I've known Caolan since we were kids back home in Ireland. He is a generous person who cares a lot about social justice and community rights. He wants to make the world a better place for the deaf community. I have admired his energy in running deaf children’s camps and youth exchanges. That shows you that he is very passionate about our community’s future, fighting for ASL and deaf community rights, making it easier for our deaf children to live in today’s contemporary Canada.
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