The 2019 Summer Camp information will be available in late-January with registration opening on February 1, 2019.
As soon as parents walk into RA Summer Camp headquarters they feel the sense of excitement and fun created by physical movement, imagination and community. With over 35 different camps to choose from, there is a summer story waiting to be written for everyone!
To say we offer awesome activities and sports is only part of the story. Each activity, sport and social occasion is part of the RA Summer Camp philosophy which is designed to encourage campers develop their character, a sense of self and grow friendships.
The RA Summer Camp staff is committed to helping campers reach new levels of achievement – whatever they may be. Of course, we wouldn’t be able to achieve this if we didn't have a blast every day at camp!
We look forward to seeing you and your family this summer!
Get a glimpse into some of our exceptional summer programs -
The RA’s Junior Day Camp is designed to be the perfect first-time camp experience for four and five year olds. With our team of fun-loving, caring counsellors, your child will have a blast participating in age appropriate activities, including: co-operative games, crafts, songs, and special activities centered on a different theme each camp session. The program encourages social interaction, confidence building and skill development in a wide range of fun and engaging activities.
6 to 8 years old and 9 to 11 years old - The RA Day camp delivers a diverse daily schedule of age-specific activities including a daily swim, arts and crafts, and outdoor fun. This program encourages cooperation, increases self-confidence, teaches new skills; and promotes growth and development. Based on the various themes, each camp transforms into a magical event brought to life by atmosphere, activities, our staff, and your children. It’s all about FUN!
FUTUREKIDS Computer Camps and the RA’s Day Camp offer some unique opportunities for children. Campers spend either the morning or the afternoon learning the latest in computer technology with themes and subjects that children love. The rest of the time, the campers join in the fun with the RA Day Camp. The computer segments of camp are taught by Ontario certified teachers. In each class, campers work in teams of two. An open house at the end of each camp allows the campers to show off their amazing computer creations to their families.
Young sports enthusiasts love the energy of the Multi-Sports Camp. Specially designed for children ages 6 to 8 years, campers will play different sports and activities that focus on physical literacy skills such as running, throwing, catching and jumping. This is a program where kids have fun, feel good about themselves and learn what it means to be a good athlete and a good sport! Guest coaches will be in each week to teach their specialty sport to campers. Guest coaches are provincial, national, collegiate, and professional athletes and coaches.
Girl-Centric is designed exclusively for girls 9 to 12 years old who want to participate in a wide variety of physical activities and develop lasting friendships that come from a wonderful camp experience!
This fun-filled and supportive camp celebrates physical activity and wellness. Our enthusiastic female leaders promote fun and build self-confidence through fitness programming, outdoor sports, swimming, arts & crafts, and a special event each week. Our goal is to provide tools to empower through character-building experiences, to develop self-confidence, cooperation, critical thinking skills and social awareness on positive healthy living choices.
9 & 10 years old and 11 to 14 years old - The RA’s Archery Camp is designed for kids who are new to the sport and looking for a positive first experience. Campers spend either the morning or the afternoon on the range. The rest of the time, the campers join in the fun with the RA Day Camp. Campers will be given instruction in the basic components of an archery shot on a recurve bow, learn the basics of target shooting and scoring, and assemble a cedar arrow to take home. The last day of camp features a friendly competition. Campers will enjoy their time spent in this engaging learning experience.
The RA Badminton Camp, for boys and girls ages 7 to 14, is the only summer camp program dedicated to young badminton players at all levels of play. The camp motto is “be the best that you can be.”
Each day at camp will be spent learning badminton technique and skills as well as understanding the strategy of the game. Every youngster will develop physical skills and have the opportunity to play in a mini tournament. As an added bonus, young athletes will fill their recreational time with a variety of other sports activities and swimming.
6 to 13 years olds - Taking place on the artificial pitch at the RA, this is a camp the kids will NOT forget! Afternoon sessions are structured specifically for SOCCER, while morning sessions are comprised of organized camp games, sports and fun activities off the pitch.
The RA Squash Camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 13, designed for high-energy kids that want to have lots of fun on the squash court. The program is designed to help them develop hand-eye coordination, agility, balance, flexibility, fitness and basic racquet skills. As an added bonus, young athletes will fill their recreational time with a variety of other fun-filled activities and enjoy swim time at the RA’s outdoor swimming pool.
The RA Squash Camp caters to all levels of play. Whether your child has experience or is new to the game, our camp will provide fun, safe and supportive environment to improve squash skills while enjoying a wonderful week at camp!
7 to 13 years olds - No fencing experience required. Camp activities include fencing lessons, fencing games, sparring, footwork, outdoor activities, swimming and an end of week tournament. Try your hand at this Olympic sport.
8 to 10 & 11 to 14 year old - Ultimate is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada and the world! Ultimate (often commonly called Ultimate Frisbee) is a non-contact, co-ed, fast-paced, exciting disc sport. When not on the fields, Ultimate Campers will take part in traditional camp activities and sports, along with a swim in the RA pool! In Ultimate, there’s a strong emphasis on “Spirit of the Game” – sportsmanship, integrity and respect. There will be individual skill development taught in small ability matched groups. Campers will learn the basics of throwing, catching, cutting and defense while more experience players will work on skills such as the huck, flick, and layout throughout a variety or drills, games and play!
6 to 10 year olds - Junior Aqua campers will spend the day in a safe, supervised environment, having fun and enhancing their water skills. Throughout each day, campers will spend the better part of three hours in the pool. Part of the time will be spent in swimming lessons and skill development as campers work toward Red Cross swim program badges. The rest of the camp time in the water will be divided between games, fun activities and an introduction to some of the most popular water sports. Children will also participate in dryland activities such as cooperative games, and arts and crafts.
10 to 13 year olds - Campers will enjoy a wide variety of aquatic games and sports including sessions on competitive swimming, waterpolo, diving, competitive lifesaving, synchronized swimming and underwater hockey. This program is also excellent preparation for success in Bronze Star. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Come prepared for a very wet and active program that also offers “dry” activities such as volleyball, softball and crafts.
12 to 15 year olds - Lifesaving Camp is the perfect summer program for young people who are considering a career as a lifeguard, or are interested in advanced aquatics and first aid training. With the successful completion of this half day program, campers could earn certification Emergency First Aid plus one of the following awards: Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross. Participants will also develop excellent swimming skills, practice with advanced lifesaving and lifeguarding equipment.
Please note: Some programs listed may not be offered in 2019.