FAQ

This FAQ will be updated regularly so check back with us! However, if you can not find the information you are looking for, or if you still have any remaining questions, please feel free to contact Austin Lawrence or Maryanne Pearce at ravensknoll@rogers.com. If your request for information is urgent, please indicate that in the subject line of your e-mail; we want to answer your questions in a timely manner.

What is the vision of Raven’s Knoll?

The Raven’s Knoll land is fundamentally a natural campground environment catering to events which demand an ambiance rooted in a mixture of Pagan, medieval, ancient Celtic, Norse and Aboriginal influences. Raven’s Knoll is primarily the permanent land base for the Kaleidoscope Gathering. Raven’s Knoll also provides a rental venue for other small and large events such as music and other festivals, retreats, powwows, weddings and family reunions.

Where is Raven’s Knoll located?

Raven’s Knoll is 105 acres of fields, forest, wetland and campground. There is 1,000 feet of gorgeous beach on the Bonnechere River, between Golden Lake and Wilber Lake. The site is located just outside of beautiful Eaganville in theBonnechere Valley. Raven’s Knoll is minutes from all the amenities of town and the spectacular Bonnechere Caves.

Click here for directions.

Are there any cabins available?

Yes. There is a guest cottage with a master bedroom, loft sleeping area, front room, kitchen and bathroom. It can be rented by the night, weekend or week but may not be available for all venues. Pets are allowed in the cabin as long as everyone renting the cabin is in agreement. Contact us at ravensknoll@rogers.com for availability.

If you are interested in helping build cabins, other infrastructure or just helping out click here to visit the Raven’s Knoll Work Weekends Facebook page.

Can I reserve a camping spot?

No, you cannot reserve a particular camping spot to pitch your tents at this point. Campsites are determined on a first-come, first-serve basis unless the entire campground has been rented for your event.

Do you have seasonal camping?

Yes, we do have seasonal camping for trailers. Typically, there is a daily storage fee for having your trailer on-site, and then pay for regular camping rates. (We do not charge additional fees for un-serviced trailers). However, as some events are closed to the public, you must pay to attend that event to camp during those scheduled events. Please contact us for more information.

Do you allow pets?

Yes, we do. One of the owners is in dog rescue and the owner married her, so he just nods and smiles. There are some special events, such as the Red Spiral Women’s Retreat, where we do not allow pets (except service or assistant animals) on site. However, during other events, private camping or general Pagan camping events, yes, your pets are very welcome.

Please be advised, however, that you must have your animals under your control at all times. The site is off of Highway 60 and our neighbours have a horse farm – you are responsible for your pet at all times, including any damages. They are also welcome at the beach, in the Rookery, cabin, trailers – pretty much anywhere as long as they are under your direct control. As we have pets as well, we do want to have a fenced area eventually. Please ensure your pets do not interfere with the enjoyment of others at Raven’s Knoll or our neighbours. Of course, you must pick up your pets’ waste.

Do you allow smoking?

All our indoor facilities are non-smoking, including cabins. There is also no smoking in the children’s area. Remember to use the butt cans.

Do you serve alcohol?

Raven’s Knoll does not sell alcohol. Guests may bring their own alcohol.

Click here for directions to the nearest LCBO and Beer Store.

Is there food available for purchase on-site?

Yes, in 2011, the YAG chip truck was added. It is not always in operation, but usually is in operation during the larger events. So feel free to check with us should you have any questions.

Can I cook means at my camping site?

Yes, using a BBQ, propane stove or existing camp fire. There are water hook ups at several places on-site to gather water for drinking and cooking.

How can I get involved more with Raven’s Knoll?

There are many ways to become involved! Raven’s Knoll is run by Maryanne and Austin, but is helped tremendously through the Kaleidoscope Gathering staff volunteers and members of the Pagan community. You can volunteer in a number of ways: big or small, it is appreciated.Raven’s Knoll has a number of areas that you may be interested in: Construction (cabins, kitchen), Sacred Sites, Standing Stones, Landscaping (gardens, crop circle forest), Maintenance (beach, plumbing, electrical, grass).

For more information, please contact Maryanne or Austin at ravensknoll@rogers.com.

What kinds of facilities are available on-site?

There is a comfort station which has a mens’ and womens’ section. There are two pay showers in each section, as well as flush toilets (two in each side). There is also pay laundry facilities in the comfort station. The bathrooms have electricity, sinks, and mirrors.

Is there boating and fishing on the Bonnechere River?

Yes! There is even good fishing right off the wharf, if you do not have a boat. Feel free to fish anywhere on the river people are not swimming, so long as you follow Ontario fishing regulations.

I have musical instruments. Can I bring them to Raven’s Knoll?

It depends on the event; but for regular camping times, yes, by all means do! We encourage all of our guests to bring their non-amplified instruments. An exception to this rule will be made in the case of our invited musical guests, who may play amplified music. But please be considerate of your camping neighbours (and our neighbours). Normally, quiet time at Raven’s Knoll is after 10 pm.

What should I bring?

Of course, it depends on the event, but for a start, click here to see the camping checklist.

What does it cost to rent all of Raven’s Knoll?

It varies depending on how many people, for how long, what type of event. The vision of Raven’s Knoll is to provide a place for the Pagan community – so small, medium or large, we are there for you. Smaller events may not be able to rent the entire site, but may share it with other similar events.If you want to start an event, host your coven / grove / kindred’s ritual or just have a quiet place for a bunch of friends to hang out … that is what we are here for. Call us (evenings / weekends) at 613-867-6346 or ravensknoll@rogers.com and we can discuss availability and prices.

Prices reflect the current market rate for regular camping with similar services and amenities. Prices are subject to change.Click here for regular camping rates.

What kind of things are there to do in the area?

There are many different things to do in the Eganville area. There is a local cave attraction, the Bonnechere Caves, local restaurants, funky gifts shops, a neighbouring riding stable, and many other local businesses.

How do I make a payment for renting Raven’s Knoll?

We accept certified cheques and money orders payable to “Raven’s Knoll”. Interac via bank transfer (e-transfer) can be arranged in advance. Of course, cash is always welcome as well. We do not accept Paypal, Interac or credit cards.

How can I contact Raven’s Knoll?

Click here for contact information.