Ravens Sports Day Program

Carleton University offers a unique Sports Day for schools looking to participate in both traditional & nontraditional sports using its world class facilities. Last year over 3,800 students visited the Department of Athletics for a day of excitement and new experiences led by our Ravens staff and varsity athletes.

The Ravens Sports Day program invites students from grades 1 to 12 to participate in a diverse selection of sports. We pride ourselves on being able to offer students opportunities to participate in sports that may not be available to them in their physical education classes. Available sports include*



  • Tchoukball
  • Fencing
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Table Tennis
  • Spike Ball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Touch Football
  • Rugby
  • European handball
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Ultimate

*Schools can also opt to include a recreational swim in our 50-meter pool as part of their day.

Ensuring that sports are taught in a positive, safe and inclusive environment for all students is our priority. Our campus is accessible to all and our pool is equipped with a Portable Aquatic Lift (PAL).

Our Sports Day program is flexible in adapting to the needs of schools.

Dates 2018:

A Raven Sports Day trip can be booked between May 10 and June 28. Please note that June 11 to June 15 is unavailable for booking due to Carleton’s Spring Convocation.


In order to provide schools with more pricing options and to help reduce costs, we have adjusted our Ravens Sports Day pricing structure for 2018.

Group rates for May and June.

Groups can contain a maximum of 24 students.

Schools can opt to include a cafeteria lunch as part of their Ravens Sports Day trip for an additional cost of $8 per student. 

For example: A school booking 44 students for a Ravens Sports Day in May with a lunch option would pay:


Registration for our 2018 Program opens at 8:30am on Monday, February 5, 2018.

How to Book a Ravens Sports Day

Once you have decided to book a rec day, please complete our online booking form

The form will ask for your contact details and preferred date of your trip. You will also be asked for a 2nd and 3rd choice date in case the first date is unavailable or sold out. Please also indicate your arrival and departure time and the number of groups that you would like to book for your visit. You will also be asked to indicate if your students will be bringing their own lunch or if your school will be opting to pay for lunch in our Fresh Food Cafeteria.

Once you submit your form, we will acknowledge receipt of your form within 24 hours and then e-mail you an invoice for the total amount within 48 hours. A non-refundable deposit of $250 will be required for all Ravens Sports Day bookings.

Further Information

Our online FAQs page answers many frequently asked questions that teachers, administrators and principals have when planning their Recreation Day.

For more details or questions about booking a Ravens Sports Day for your school group, please contact Michael Cicchillitti at 613 520 2600 ext. 1022 or by e-mail at sports_camps@carleton.ca.


Just wanted to pass along a sincere thank you for all your help in coordinating the logistics of the visits for Carleton Sports. Day for Fisher/Summit.  There was tremendous positive feedback from students (loved the different sports, in awe of the facility, and could not stop talking about the lunch buffet!!!) and from the staff (amazing organization of the day and competence of staff – some were former Fisher students!).  We would be thrilled to have this opportunity continue as a new tradition for Fisher/Summit and look forward to returning next year.  Thank you again for all your support and flexibility,

– Jennifer (Principal, Fisher Park/Summit Alternative PS)