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How to Lead the Narnian Nature Walk

What to look for: -Dryad: A fallen leaf -Naiad: A smooth stone -Marshwiggle: Reeds -Owl: A feather -Dwarf: Footprints -Faun: A robin or other bird  -Hermit: one moment of stillness …

Narnian Nature Walk

The Narnian Nature Walk: Though Narnia is closed this year,  The legend still holds true  Their creatures walk among us  And they leave behind some clues. The forest that surrounds…

Trumpkin’s Note – August 31st

Good Morning Campers, The story of the Silver Chair is based around a tragic event, when Rilian’s mother dies from a serpent bite.  This tragedy affects everybody who knew her,…

Trumpkin’s Note – August 30th

Good Morning Campers, Jill and Eustace didn’t succeed in their journey alone: they had lots of help. Friends like Glimfeather, Puddleglum, Rillian and even Aslan the lion helped them along…

Trumpkin’s Note – August 29th

Good Morning Campers, This morning, I came down from my home deep in the woods and found that the land of Narnia was staying home, and staying safe.  I miss…

Trumpkin’s Note – August 28th

Good Morning Campers, The other day, I went with some of the LIPs to help clear out blackberries from a local field.  They didn’t see me (they were very focused…

Trumpkin’s Note – August 27

Good Morning Campers, I have been off at my retreat these last few days, sitting under the tree trunk and thinking.  I visited bluebell valley, and though it is quieter…

Mystery Object #4

How well do you know Camp Narnia? Our mystery object today is a bit of a tricky one, as our campers do not usually have a reason to look at…

Trumpkin’s Note – August 23rd

Good Morning Campers, Going on an adventures means trying new things.  I don’t know it for a fact, but I am quite sure that Jill and Eustace had never eaten…

Trumpkin’s Note – August 22

Good Morning Campers,At Jill and Eustace’s school, there were bullies who terrorized the other students. While every school has some bullies, this school was particularly bad because the teachers did…

Trumpkin’s Note – August 21st

Good Morning Campers, When Rilian was bewitched, he did many strange things.  He rode around silently in a suit of black armour.  He lived underground, and he believed many strange…

Trumpkin’s Note – August 20

Good Morning Campers, When their adventure was over, Jill and Eustace knew that it was time to go home.  Even though they had many wonderous adventures, and made many new…

Trumpkin’s Note August 19th

Good Morning Campers, When things got hard during her journey through Narnia, Jill often cried.  It happened at times that things were just too hard, or too overwhelming.  She cried…

Morning Music – Post Modern Jukebox

Good Morning Camp Narnia! Welcome to the roaring 20s! Called that here, as the Great Lion himself roared this year into being. I hear that this has its own meaning…

Trumpkin’s Note August 18th

Good Morning Campers, When Eustace got back into Narnia for the second time, many of the skills that he learned in his first visit came back to him.  Archery, sword…

Mystery Object #3

How well do you know Camp Narnia? This mystery item from the land of Narnia is a highly coveted artifact… Every camper strives to be worthy of it… Some of…

Trumpkin’s Note August 17th

Good Morning Campers, When Jill was in the giant’s castle, the nurse acted like she was being nice to her, bringing her toys and dolls.  However, the treatment didn’t make…

Trumpkin’s Note August 16

Good Morning Campers, When Jill, Puddleglum and Eustace traveled through the northern wastes, there were long days of nothing but baren landscapes, simple meals, and cold weather.  Each day blended…

Trumpkin’s Note August 15

Good Morning Campers, At the end of their adventures, Puddleglum, Eustace and Jill arrived back in Narnia just on time for the Snow Dance.  The dance was a community tradition…

Trumpkin’s Note August 14th

Good Morning Campers, When Eustace and Jill arrived in Narnia, they arrived at Cair Paravel, the great castle on the coast and seat of the queens and kings of Narnia. …

Story Time – The Silver Chair

Although we cannot gather you all together this summer to retell once of the great tales of this land in the famous Royal Narnian Play, we still wanted to share…

Mystery Object #2

How well do you know Camp Narnia? It is time for our next mystery object! This is a particularly famous item in the land of Narnia – you have probably…

Trumpkin’s Note August 13

Good Morning Campers, The Lady of the Green Kirtle cast a spell on Jill, Eustace, Rillian and Puddleglum to convince them that her dark, underground city was the only world…

Trumpkin’s Note August 12th

Good Morning Campers, When they first met in the schoolyard, Jill was suspicious of Eustace because he was, until recently, somebody who bullied others.  However, Eustace had changed, and because…

Morning Music – Folk Canadiana

Good Morning Camp Narnia! Oh Canada! I’ve heard quite a few tales & songs from the land many of you come from, adjacent to the land of Spare Oom, and…

Trumpkin’s Note August 11

Good Morning Campers, When Jill, Puddleglum and Eustace arrived back in Narnia after their adventures, they were greeted by dancing fauns.  Fauns love to dance, and so do I! I…

Camper Challenge – Build a Boat

Camper Challenge! Build a Boat Aim:  Build something that floats on water. Tips: Water is everywhere. If you don’t have a pond, use the tub. If you don’t have a…

Trumpkin’s Note August 10th

Good Morning Campers, Puddleglum, like most marshwiggles, always things of the worst things that could happen.  If there is a cloud in the sky, he will assume that a storm…

Trumpkin’s Note August 9th

Good Morning Campers, Sometimes, I get so busy with my books that I forget to step outside of my home for many days.  When I do finally emerge, I am…

Trumpkin’s Note August 8th

Good Morning Campers, The Giants of Harfang called themselves the gentle giants, and at first they seemed to be kind and caring.  However, it turned out that their first impressions…

Trumpkin’s Note August 7th

Good Morning Campers, When they traveled far into Etinsmoor, north of Narnia, Jill and Eustace struggled through a terribly snow storm, giants, many hard days on the road, and even…

Trumpkin’s Note August 6th

Good Morning Campers, Somebody wise once said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  When Eustace, Jill and Puddleglum started their journey to find Prince…

Morning Music – The 60s

Good Morning Camp Narnia! I have been told that you don’t have talking animals in your world, but that you used to have ones that could sing!  This time called…

Mystery Object #1

How well do you know Camp Narnia? What do you think this photo is showing? Give us your best guess below, and keep your eyes open for future mystery objects!…

Trumpkin’s Note Aug 5th

Good Morning Campers, Last night I had a visitor, my old friend Trufflehunter came by to sip tea and share stories, and we talked until the stars came out.  We…

The Nightwatch Song

https://youtu.be/mSy4i0AlcZA Silence people and now listen, Night time slowly has arisen. Time is past the hour of nine, The hour of Narnia’s bedtime. – Nightwatch is of no avail Unless…

Trumpkin’s Note Aug 4th

Good Morning Campers, Today I woke up and prepared my breakfast, which I like to enjoy at dawn while I listen to the stories of Narnians that come to me…

Trufflehunter’s Granola

Tiny Trufflehunter woke up this morning with a hunger for granola. He checks his recipe (with various annotations) and decides to make a double batch. Tiny Trufflehunter assembles his ingredients.…

Trumpkin’s Note Monday Aug 3

Good Morning Campers, This morning, I came down from my home deep in the woods and found that the land of Narnia was staying home, and staying safe.  I miss…

Morning Music – John Williams

Good Morning Camp Narnia! Music is a big part of waking up at Camp Narnia. We would like to share some of our playlists with you, to help us all…

Spend an Evening Stargazing

Aim:  Get outside at night and have a look at the stars Tips: Get outside after 9:00 pm, somewhere as far away from city lights as possible timeanddate.com has a…

Narnian Anthem

Narnia Many sink down, but few return to the sunlit lands. Submit

LIPS! Today is the LAST DAY!

Today is the LAST DAY to apply for the Leaders in Progress program. We’re still crossing our fingers for August, so head over and fill out an application and help…

Only 5 Days Left

There are only 5 days left to apply for the Leaders in Progress program at Camp Narnia this summer! Fill out an application form for an opportunity to develop leadership…

Covid-19 Update

Dear Campers and Families, It is with great sadness that we announce that, in light of recent recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, we will be suspending…

LIPs, did you know?

Did you know that each week as a Leader in Progress at Camp Narnia counts towards 100 community service hours for school and awards? If you are 16-18 years old…

Pata Pata Dance Party

Narnians, in times of great uncertainty, sometimes you just gotta dance! To that end, our staff all around the world have held their own separate dance parties, now brought together…

Early Bird Ends Soon

Early Bird Ends Sunday March 15th! There are less than two weeks left to get an Early Bird discount for Camp Narnia this summer. Register before Sunday, March 15th to…

L.I.P. Applications Now Open!

Leader In Progress Applications Now Open! Applications to our Leader in Progress Program for Summer 2020 are now open! Are you 16-17 years old? Looking for adventure, learning leadership skills,…

100 Registrations!

100 Registrations! Amazing, we already have over 100 registrations! Thank you everyone that has helped us reach this milestone, we’re thrilled that you are all as excited for this summer…

Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open! Which means it's time to start planning for Summer 2020!

Lamp-Post 2019

Lamp-Post 2019 Every year as we sort through photos for The Lamp-Post, there is always a good laugh over the year’s antics by staff and campers alike. Each week at…

We Have A New Website

We have a new Website! After many hours of hard work I am very excited to unveil the new website of Camp Narnia! With this post the new site is…

Camp Narnia is recruiting counselors

Camp Narnia is Recruiting Counselors! Want to be a camp counselor? Camp Narnia is a magical place run by a dedicated team of volunteers. Every year, we welcome new staff…

Lamp-Post 2018

Lamp-Post 2018 It is always so wonderful as the days grow shorter and the nights colder to look back on the long, golden summer days of camp, and shuffle through…

Lamp-Post 2017

Lamp-Post 2017 It is always so wonderful as the days grow shorter and the nights colder to look back on the long, golden summer days of camp, and shuffle through…

LIP Registration is now Open

LIP Registration is now open! Do you have what it takes to be an leader? We are excited to announce that Leader In Progress (LIP) registrations are now open!  If…

Thanks for a Great Summer

Thanks for a Great Summer! Wow! It’s over already. The 2017 season was full of fun, magic and adventure, and I can’t believe it is already behind us and school…

145 Campers Already

Thanks for a Great Summer! All we can say… is WOW! We are 76% Full, and it’s only May. For you dedicated Narnians, we can only ask that you register…

Lamp-Post 2016

Lamp-post 2016 It’s been thirty years since Camp Narnia welcomed its very first campers, back on our original property on Salt Spring Island. Three decades of programs filled with imaginationand…

Announcement

Announcement Dear All Narnians, As we gear up for the summer, everybody is excited to get back to camp, not least of all our camp directors! Looking ahead to the…

Lamp-Post 2015

Lamp-Post 2015 From all of us here at Camp Narnia, we wish you the very merriest of  holidays! We had an absolutely amazing season this past year, full of adventure,…

Lamp-post 2014

Lamp-Post 2014 Over the four years since we re-opened Camp Narnia, the camp has grown and developed beyond our most ambitious hopes and dreams. Through the dedication of our team…

Lamp-Post 2013

Thanks for a Great Summer! Hello Narnians! I was so disappointed not to be able to be with you at Camp this summer, and I often wondered what adventures you…

Lamp-Post 2012

Lamp-Post 2012 Dear Campers,It is lonely here at Camp Narnia without you! I have heard news that King Caspian has set sail westward back to Cair Paravel and we are…

Lamp-Post 2011

Lamp Post 2011 The magic of Narnia has returned and what an amazing time we had last summer! It was wonderful to work with such dedicated and creative staff, to…