Our Campers


The RA welcomes over 350 children from across the city of Ottawa to camp each week. Our size allows us to offer an extensive program to meet the diverse needs and interests of our campers while maintaining a tight knit community. Although we have individualized camps, we have significant interaction and events between groups bringing the entire camp together in meaningful ways.


“Our daughter, Shannon, has so far had the summer of a lifetime. She has made new friends, thrived with her existing friends, come out her shell, advanced in the pool and has learned numerous sports and a lot about sportsmanship.”  – Tamara, parentBoys & Girls
The RA is coed because life is coed! Your child will experience activities, sports and crafts with both genders. We believe in well-balanced young individuals who have a healthy respect for others.

Please note: The sole exception to this coed experience is our Girl Centric Camp.



Campers range in age from 4 to 16 years old. Campers begin their experience at a young age and return summer after summer. Each camp divides up into sub-groups to provide age and developmentally appropriate programming. Many of our campers also grow up to take part in our Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program and often transition into counsellors, seeing their camp experience come full circle.



The ratio is dependent on your child’s age, with our younger aged campers receiving a higher camper to staff ratio. Our ratios ensure your child receives proper individual attention and supervision to thrive in the RA environment.  The Leadership Team personally recruit, interview and train each staff member to ensure your child has great role models no matter which camp she or he is enrolled in.


“The RA Centre is a wonderful place with great people. The counsellors and CITs have always been friendly and welcoming. I look forward to returning every year. I have made many friends and have wonderful memories from my time at camp!” – Isabel, camper


RA Centre  |  2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 | 613.733.5100 | racentre@racentre.com