Staff Members

Joy Levy (she/her)

Executive Director

Joy joined the OCA as the Executive Director in early 2019, and has streamlined internal processes, engaged the camp community as strong relationship builder,  and created an environment in which others are motivated to remain with the organization. She served as the principal professional resource to the Board of Directors and other key committees throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Joy has a broad background, working exclusively in the non-profit sphere spanning close to 25-years with a focus on leadership and organizational growth which includes leading teams, fundraising, finance and budget management, strategic planning,  and board collaboration. She is goal driven and can see the big picture while at the same time she can implement plans effectively in bite-size morsels to move the organization forward.

Joy has fond memories as a kid of spending many summers at the JCC Camp (now known as The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp) in Toronto.  She is the proud mother of two grown children who attended a variety of day and overnight camps, and her daughter is an NBB Alumni.  When she’s not at the office, you can find Joy keeping active, whether it be running, hiking, golfing, or her new hobby – SUP.

To get in touch with Joy, email her at joy@ontariocamps.ca.

Rose Attard (she/her)

Membership Manager

Rose Attard is our Membership Manager. Rose brings a broad background of experiences to the OCA, including roles such as the Associate Director at Camp Walden for many years, and most recently she held the position of Volunteer & Office Manager at Habitat for Humanity. Rose is looking forward to helping OCA Members create healthy, happy, and safer experiences for campers, participants and through her work on OCA’s Standards and Membership!

Rose attended Fleming College where she completed her Business Administration Marketing Diploma and Algonquin College where she completed her Baking and Pastry Techniques Certification. Baking was what led her to the summer camp industry 20+ summers ago, feeding 800 campers and staff fresh baked goods daily, and managing out-tripping menus and food inventory.

Never a camper herself, Rose dove into the camp industry feet first; working with school boards to create a safe space for teachers to take their classrooms outside. She developed programs to help day camp campers move into overnight camp experiences, helped brides get the picture-perfect wedding they imagined, and encouraged tech gurus to trust the process of disconnecting to reconnect during an off-the-grid tech conference. Her greatest accomplishment is becoming a camp mom: Watching her son grow up at overnight camp and taking the leap to become a camper himself has brought her so much pride and happiness.

In her free time, you can find Rose with her nose in a book (preferably cookbooks), her hands making pasta with her son Milo, and her heart advocating for Men’s Mental Health, Suicide Awareness, and Prevention.

 To get in touch with Rose, email her at rose@ontariocamps.ca.

Lea Randall (she/her)

Marketing & Events Associate

Lea Randall is our newest Marketing & Events Associate. Lea is excited to use her experience in marketing and social media to continue growing OCA’s communications and to support the logistics of various OCA events. Lea comes from a background in business-to-business and nonprofit industries, which has led to her ability to develop strong relationships with stakeholders and allowed her to exercise her creative thinking! 

Lea attended McMaster University where she completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Humber College where she received a post-graduate certificate in Public Relations.

Lea spent her summers as a child at the community pool, before becoming a lifeguard and supervising many camp swims. Lea also completed all three levels of her Duke of Edinburgh Award, spending time hiking the Bruce Trail and canoeing in Algonquin Provincial Park as part of the award process. She is excited to bring her love of all things swim and outdoors to her role at OCA! 

In her free time, you can find Lea with her nose in a book or with her eyes glued to the tv watching Formula 1 and figure skating. Lea enjoys trying new foods and finding the best ice cream in town.

To get in touch with Lea, email her at lea@ontariocamps.ca.

Rob Crew (he/him)

Project Specialist

Rob Crew is our Projects Specialist, and brings his extensive experience and knowledge to the OCA! Some of his biggest contributions as an OCA staff member include his role in Mentorship, the creation of Director’s Resource E-Book, the creation of the Camp Safety Plan Template and Resource Document, his work on OCA Standards, and his success in building relationships with external partners. Rob plays a large role in our Annual Conference and education events, and always brings his wealth of expertise to support staff and volunteers alike!

Rob has been involved in camp and outdoor education his whole life, starting his first camp job at Sparrow Lake in 1974 and his 33-year education career as an Outdoor Education Specialist with the TDSB in 1981, returning to camp each summer. Rob worked in both Private and Agency camps and in both Day and Overnight camp settings, and has been actively involved in all aspects of camp leadership including property and kitchen management, and his role of Camp Director at 4 different camps. Rob returned to Sparrow Lake Camp as the Executive Director in 2004, a position he held until he joined the OCA staff team in 2016.

Rob was a dedicated OCA Volunteer for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Standards Accreditation (formally Standards) Committee since the mid 80’s and was the chair of the Standards Review committee until 2016. Rob was been a key player in the creation of the current standards format and the development of the Outdoor Education Standards.

Outside of his camp life, you can find Rob fishing on the French River, spending time with his wonderful family, or creating a masterpiece meal with his smoker.

To get in touch with Rob, email him at rob@ontariocamps.ca.

Jenna Purther

Special Events Associate

Jenna Purther, our Special Events Associate, brings years of experience as a camper, counsellor, and leadership team member at OCA Accredited camps. She owes much of her interpersonal development to her impactful and indispensable camp summers.

Jenna graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University’s (formerly Ryerson University) renowned Creative Industries BA Program where she specialized in business, media studies, and arts administration. She’s passionate about arts education and remains involved through her programming at The Toronto Heschel School and the Prosserman JCC. She looks forward to exercising her creative problem solving and project management skills while supporting our members and industry with event logistics and other areas of professional development.

In her free time, you can find Jenna moving and grooving while teaching dance and yoga classes! She may also be found walking her two friendly pups at the local dog park or reading the newest thriller novel at her cottage in Northern Michigan.

To get in touch with Jenna, email her at jenna@ontariocamps.ca

Elana Davis (she/her)

Bookkeeper

Elana Davis is our Bookkeeper! Elana has been working with the OCA since 2014, with 45 years of expertise.

She is instrumental to the operations of the OCA. She supports our invoicing and manages payment processing and supports members with the process, helps the OCA preparing for our annual audit, and keeps our books up to date.

She is a huge team player who is always ready to pitch in and support the OCA team with anything.

Elana has supported clients in many industries, and is very familiar with our camp community through her additional work as a Bookkeeper for Shendy’s Swim School.

Elana is the proud mother of two wonderful children, and a proud grandmother to her grandchild. When not at the OCA or her other clients, Elana can be found cooking for her family and reading.

To get in touch with Elana, email her at elana@ontariocamps.ca.

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