A Day in the Life
Meet Your Staff
Sam Clinock has been part of Camp Narnia since he was 9 years old…so this is technically his 18th year, if you minus the 5 years Camp was closed (but we wont talk about those dark days). With experience as a camper, leader in progress, councilor, program director and now camp director, Sam has learned all the ins and outs of the Narnian ways. Following a degreee in Physical Education, and history in coaching activity to all ages, he has found a love in outdoor education and applied that to Narnia. He currently manages a restaurant in Vancouver, and fills his non work time with listening to and playing music, drinking coffee with family and friends, and traveling. Recently back from Panama (pic above drinking the most expensive coffee in the world) he has a love for world travel as well as world health – specifically in the realm of sustainability and environmental issues. He is also very passionate about learning to be the most loyal and compassionate leader he can be, both to his co-workers and the kids at camp. Keep the magic alive!
I have been a part of the Camp Narnia team since 2001, when I arrived at the age of seventeen as a counselor. I skipped the LIP program due to having hundreds of hours of experience volunteering with Parks and Recreation in the city of Nanaimo, and it soon became apparent to me that in spite of never having been to the camp as a child, I was a born Narnian!
For six years I returned to Narnia from my various adventures abroad (Hong Kong, Holland, Japan, England…) to work as Program Staff and the Teen Program Coordinator. When we re-opened camp in 2011, I came back as a volunteer to help bring the magic back, and signed on as a business director in 2013 to help develop our longer term dreams for Camp Narnia’s future.
When not at Camp Narnia, I have worked with non-profit organizations at home and abroad, supporting vulnerable children and families. I have also been involved in international development projects in India, and I am now a proud farmer of organic seeds in Metchosin on Vancouver Island!
At Camp Narnia the most important member of staff for any camper is their Counselor. All highly trained volunteers and wise, old Narnians, your counselors will be with you for the whole week from the Morning Mile right through to Nightwatch. Who will be your counselor this year? Nobody knows for sure until the day they arrive at Camp, but rumours are that almost all of the staff from last year will be coming back! Keep an eye on our Staff page as the year goes by, as we’ll be posting updates about who is going to be a Counselor this summer!
Leaders in Progress
What is a LIP? Leaders in Progress are 16-18 years old and are training to become counselors at Camp Narnia. They keep the camp running by helping with cleaning, serving food, setting up the evening programs, and helping run activities. They’re all wise Narnians, and can help you with your role in the play, or join your act in the Talent Show. Interested in being a LIP? Click here for to go to our Join the Team page and download an application pack.