Join us this summer for Summercamp 2021, taking place virtually from August 12-14, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EST).
Headlining this years event is ABC’s hit reality show- The Bachelor Season 25 star Abigail Heringer. Closing the event will be Just For Laughs regular and Juno nominated comedian D.J. Demers.
Our three-day, fully accessible, and interactive online event will offer a variety of opportunities for hard of hearing young adults to Share, Inspire and Interact through both social and educational activities – aimed towards breaking down barriers by exchanging knowledge and experiences with their peers from coast to coast and internationally.
Each day of the event Abigail will share with us her experience with hearing loss and how she made history as the first deaf contestant to ever appear on the franchise television show. She will talk about her journey with cochlear implants and the importance of being confident about what makes you different and owning it.
On August 14, we could not think of a better way to close the Summercamp than by being entertained by D.J. Demers. As seen on America’s Got Talent, Conan and his one-hour specials on Amazon Prime and Crave, D.J. is raising the standard of accessible comedy and shattering the stigma and increasing the awareness about hearing loss through the power of laughter and a growing legion of fans around the world.
With content ranging from advocacy and accessibility awareness to learning about Canada’s indigenous culture, we hope to bring a part of Canada to our young 18-35 adult audience virtually and continue to strengthen the hard of hearing community through interactive and engaging activities.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to host Summercamp 2020, scheduled to take place in Calgary, AB. Summercamp 2021 has moved to a virtual venue to ensure that attendees and presenters can participate safely!