Welcome to an Exciting Summer at the RA!

The 2016 Camp Guide is designed to introduce you to the fabulous mix of camps available this summer at the RA's Riverside Drive and Rideau Tennis Club locations. These programs are packed with activities that provide campers with fun-filled days at the RA's extensive facilities.  Our goal is to provide each camper an entertaining summer experience while they’re being introduced to a number of new skills, challenges and best of all, new friends!



If this is your child’s first summer at one of our many RA Camps, you must call the telephone registration line at 613-736-6224 (Monday to Friday 11am to 5:30pm) or stop by the Member Services Desk (seven days a week 7am to 10pm) to get setup and register. RA members and those who have registered into prior RA programming have the additional option to register online by visiting PlayRA. Our Member Services team is also always happy to answer your questions, help you select a camp for your child and intake registration over the phone as well. They can be reached at 613-733-5100 ( seven days a week from 7am to 10pm).


Special Needs & Support

The RA is strongly committed to the inclusion of campers with special needs. Please make us aware of any requirements for medical or other conditions at the time of registration. Contact the Summer Camps Coordinator, Amy Roberts at or (613)736-6226, so that she can help arrange for any additional supports or resources that your child may need and answer any questions you may have about RA Camps.



A reward for Summer Camp parent!  Workout at the RA LifeFIT Centre In the morning, after you drop off your camper or in the afternoon before you pick up your camper!

Only $ 14 per week
for each week you have your child in camp!

Ask our Member Services staff for details! 




New! Extended Care
Pre and post camp supervision is included in your registration from 7:45am in the morning and until 4:30pm in the afternoon. If you need to drop your child off earlier than 7:45am or need to pick them up later than 4:30pm, extended care is available at an additional fee.

Pre-camp: 7:15 to 7:45am



Post-camp: 4:30 to 5:00pm



Our Lunch Club
Our Lunch Club makes it easier for families to get a quick start each morning. By choosing to participate in this extra service our chefs will prepare a nutritious lunch (drink, fruit, snacks & sandwich/wrap) for your child daily.

Campers registered in camps with an are welcome to register for this service.   Click here for details on our Lunch Club.

Camp Swim Times
Camp swims are incorporated into many of our program plans and appropriate staff-to-camper ratios are ensured. Campers age 4-5 years must wear a personal flotation device (provided by us). Campers who are 6 years old and older will be allowed in the shallow part of the pool, and those who pass a swim test will be permitted in the deep end. It’s important to note that not all camp groups will be swimming each day and you will be informed of your child’s swim schedule prior to the beginning of the camp session.

Register for Red Cross Swim Lessons while at Camp!

Campers participating in camps marked with can register in Red Cross Swim lessons and work towards completing their levels during their camp stay. Click here for details on our Red Cross Swim Lessons.




RA Centre  |  2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 | 613.733.5100 |