Why come to our Conference?
More than 50 Workshops and Keynotes Covering Important Camp Industry Topics
New and exciting changes including our ReCharge Station and Big Night Out
A Support Network of People Who Understand Your Business
Over 90 Vendors at Canada’s Largest Camping Trade Show
About The Conference
Join us for OCA’s 88th Annual Conference!
OCA Connects 2020 is the 88th Annual Conference of the Ontario Camps Association!
From February 26-28, 2020 our three day conference brings together over 500 camp professionals from around the world who are passionate about the camps and outdoor centre industry.
Whether you’re a new delegate or returning for your 60th conference, you’ll be thrilled with our incredible programming, which includes over 80 knowledgeable speakers, exciting keynotes, Canada’s Largest Camping Trade Show, and Big Night Out, our new initiative in support of Amici Camping Charity and Kids in Camp (KIC).
Our Keynote Speakers and Entertainment
Internationally respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of AskDoctorG.com. Popularly known as Dr. G, she is an industry leading speaker, author, social influencer, and media personality. She inspires audiences with relatable stories and easy tools to develop crucial life skills in children, teens and young adults ages 2-22.
As a television personality, Dr. G gives straightforward advice (with a dose of humor) that helps wade through the stress, doubt, and guilt that ALL parents feel at one time or another. She is a regular on NBC’s TODAY and has appeared on numerous other local and national television talk shows and news programs throughout the U.S.
Dr. Eugenia Duodu is a scientist, STEM advocate, speaker and community builder.
Eugenia has been a long-standing community advocate. She has developed and led numerous
children and youth initiatives in over 40 low-income communities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Today, Dr. Duodu is the CEO of Visions of Science Network for Learning, a charitable organization that empowers youth from low-income communities
through meaningful engagement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Visions
of Science annually engages over 700 youth across 24 communities in the GTA.
Dr. Duodu is a regular speaker at STEM education and community development events. She is
a TEDx speaker, and has been featured in numerous publications–including the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and CBC. Her goal is to help make a long-lasting positive impact in communities through STEM Engagement and in-turn empower youth to unlock their potential.
Peter Katz is a JUNO Award, Canadian Screen Award and 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominated singer-songwriter who has spent the past 10+ years touring internationally.
Peter is also a 4-time TEDx fellow and gifted public speaker, being called on to give keynote talks to everyone from the 4000 delegates at the International Aeronautical Federation Conference (alongside Commander Chris Hadfield and Cirque du Soleil), to countless companies and organizations like Bell, Xerox, Royal Lepage, The Canadian Securities Establishment, The C-Suite Network and more.
Peter's presentation changed peoples' lives. His ability to connect to people’s souls is unlike anyone I’ve ever seen, and through that connection they're able to re-experience life and understand that there is not only hope but tremendous opportunity. To be the highest standard of being a storyteller is to be like Peter Katz.