Craft Zone!


At the RA Camps we understand that creative arts and crafts are an important part of your child's development and a wonderful way to help them grow their imagination. Not only are they easy to do but are are a great way to spend quality time with your child.






Egg Carton Penguin

Here’s what you’ll need - 

  • Egg Carton
  • Black Paint
  • White and Orange Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue


Trim the “cups” out of the egg carton. Then cut out a beak and feet from orange paper and a belly from white paper like in the photo below:
Once you’ve painted the egg carton cups, let them dry completely. It took a few hours with the type of paint we used.


Glue the white belly onto the little bump that juts out of the egg carton. The shape makes a perfect belly, so if you have white paint, or even white out, go ahead and paint that little bump instead of using paper.



Glue on the beak and the eyes.


Fold the feet and then glue them to the inside of the egg carton cup.

And you’re done!


This "Egg Carton Penguin" craft idea was taken from One Little Project at A Time website  (






Egg Carton Reindeers


Here’s what you’ll need -

  •  Egg carton
  •  Red pom pom
  •  Googly eyes
  •  Brown card stock paper
  •  Glue/ Hot glue gun
  •  Brown paint


Start by cutting individual cups from an egg carton (the corner ones work best because they are bigger). 


Paint them with brown coloured paint and let them dry.


Glue on some googly eyes and a red pom pom for the nose (the glue gun works best for glueing the nose).

Cut out some reindeer ears/antlers with card stock paper and glue them onto Rudolph (the glue gun worked magic here!)


This "Egg Carton Reindeer" craft idea was taken from Crafty Mornings website (




How to make a fire breathing dragon using a cardboard toilet roll

Recommended age: 3 years + (Active supervision is required at all times)


Children will not be able to resist making and blowing through this fire breathing dragon. 

It’s super simple and lots of fun for kids.

You will need –

  •     Cardboard toilet roll
  •     Coloured paper or colouring penciles
  •     Glue / Tape
  •     Tissue paper
  •     Pompoms
  •     Google eyes Making dragon craft using toilet roll





Depending on how much time you have for things to dry, you might like to have your
child decorate the cardboard toilet roll with coloured pencils or crayons (above left).
Otherwise, you might like to cover the tube in some coloured paper (above right).




While the coloured paper is drying, make the fire for the fire breathing dragon.
Use tissue paper in red, yellow and orange and cut into long strips.
Each strip should be about 20cm long.




Laying out one long strip of masking tape with the sticky side up, press and stick
the ends of the colour tissue paper strips to it.




Once you layer the sticky tape with the strips of coloured tissue paper, curl the
masking tape and create a tube so that air could pass through it when it's blown.
Then add some glue to the inside of the toilet roll and place the ‘fire’ just inside one end. 
You might also like to add additional masking tape to the inside of the roll for extra support.




Using a few dabs of glue, attach two pompoms for the eyes. As an option, you can
add extra pompoms for the nostrils (which looks cute).



And as the final step, simply add some large googly eyes and you’re done!




This "Fire Breathing Dragon" craft idea was taken from website:


Typical Day at Camp
Each camp varies on structure slightly. Please read about each individual camp to get more detailed information. Here is a general overview of a day at camp:

If you need to head to work early, RA Summer camps offers Extended Pre-Care from 7:15am to 7:45am, which must be pre-purchased from Member Services (613-736-6224). Complimentary Pre-Care is available from 7:45am until 9:00am when camp begins. During pre-care times, counselors are on hand to participate in low and high level activities keeping campers pre-occupied and having fun until official programming begins at 9am.

Camp Activities
Camp programming begins at 9:00am and runs until 4:00pm. During Camp programming, each camp has specific activities, sports, and craft (depending on the camp). Please read about each specific camp to get an idea of how our programming is facilitated.  

Camp ends at 4:00pm, it’s here when Complimentary Post-Care begins. The activities are the same as pre-care. Complimentary Post-Care goes from 4:00pm until 4:30pm. Extended Post-Care is from 4:30pm.

Visiting the RA Prior to Camp
If are your child/children are new to camp, and you would like to pop by and visit the facility, please do! You can always stop by informally where staff and proud members are happy to point out areas used by camp, or contact Camp Coordinator, Amy Roberts where she can provide you with a tour and is a great opportunity to get any questions answered. We’re always happy to showcase our facilities and answer any questions that may ease your child into their first day of camp!

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